Every dad should take his kids to the auto show at least once. I’m not just saying that because I’m a car-obsessed automotive journalist either. It’s because auto shows are a staple of Americana and have a lot of entertainment for the whole family and at very little cost. I recently took my kids to the Denver Auto Show in Colorado, one of the smaller regional shows I’d highly recommend as a daytime getaway. This year, the show happened during spring break when my 7, 8, and 9 year old were all out of school. Perfect.
Most auto shows have several things going for them. First, they’re destinations for those looking to see the newest and coolest vehicles entering the market. Second, they’re a great place for people looking to buy a new car to get a feel for all of the options available without the stress of pushy salespeople in constant hover mode. Third, they have fun things to do that kids will find highly entertaining, whether they’ll admit it or not.