This post is written in partnership with the Girls Guide to Buying Cars. All opinions and experiences are my own!

Happy Tuesday everyone! My daughter and I had a great trip to San Francisco this past weekend! I’ll be sure to share the details on our trip soon! In the meantime, I am gearing up to attend the Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center this weekend. Whether or not we are in the car buying mode, my crew and I go the Auto Show almost every year and it is always something we really enjoy. Be sure to stick around to the end of the post for your chance to win two tickets to the show!

Win two tickets to the 2018 Cleveland Auto Show

The Cleveland Auto Show is a totally family friendly event to attend. We bring some snacks for the kids and usually let them pick out a treat too. Since it’s at the I-X center, the kids always beg to go on the Ferris Wheel (the sacrifices we make for them!). There are many interactive exhibits and fun things for the kids to do. We always take advantage of all of the photo opportunities in all the race cars.

Things to Do at the Cleveland Auto Show

Having fun at the 2017 Auto Show

My kids love getting in It’s perfect though, because my husband and I can take a look at so many cars and narrow down ones that would be a good fit for our family. I’d much rather take the kids to the auto show and see all the cars at once then lug them around to a ton of car dealerships! Another thing I love, there is no sales pressure at the auto show. We can look at cars at the pace we want and on our own terms. If we have any questions, there are friendly people on hand to provide us with answers.

Last year, we were checking out all of the family car options besides minivans. We already own a mini van and love it, but we wanted to explore a different option for my husband. He is still driving his 10+ years old Toyota around and we still haven’t made a move on getting an updated car.

I’m excited to see what’s new and exciting at the Cleveland Auto Show this year! We always end up spending a lot of time at the Toyota area. Both of our cars are Toyotas and they have been so dependable and reliable that is is hard to go in a different direction.

One of the most talked about Toyota models right now is the all new Toyota Avalon.

As Toyota’s largest and most luxurious sedan it has been redesigned with a refined new look with a diamond cut grille, a sculpted exterior and luxury details. Toyota’s top of the line sedan features a 3.5 liter V6 engine or a 4 cylinder hybrid and multiple drive modes including Sport and Sport+.

2018 Cleveland Auto Show

My favorite new feature in the Avalon is the Apple Car Play– just plug in your iPhone and it is mirrored on the touch screen, allowing you to play your music, make calls and send and receive texts! Perfect for moms on the go!

Also, I always like seeing the new updates to the Toyota Sienna (since I currently own an older model).

Besides Toyota cars, I will be checking out all the other car options. Specifically, I’ll look at all the SUVs with (easy to access) third row seats! I’ll share all the details with you soon!!

About the Cleveland Auto Show


I-X Center

One I-X Drive

Cleveland, Ohio


Dates and Times:

February 23rd-March 4th

February 23rd 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Adults $13.00, Seniors (62+) $11.00 Kids (7-12) $11.00 Kids (6 and under) FREE

**Family Day on February 26th–Kids 15 and Under are FREE


Giveaway Time: Win Tickets to the Cleveland Auto Show

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Contest rules:

Entries must be completed by midnight February 28, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents and subject to the laws of  Ohio. Winners will be notified by email by March 1, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Cleveland Auto Show,One I-X Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135, between March 1, 2018 and March 4, 2018. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $26 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $126. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

I’m so excited to attend the show on Friday in partnership with the  A Girls Guide to Cars! For LIVE updates, follow along with me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!


  1. Stephanie on February 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I bet my son would love to go to an auto show!

    • Jaclyn on February 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      It is so fun for the kids!!

  2. Julie Hamilton on February 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    That sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing the family friendly activities too! That makes all the difference!

    • Jaclyn on February 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Julie! It’s always nice to find activities the whole family can enjoy!!

  3. Britney on February 20, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Whoa this is so cool! We have a lot of auto shows in AZ but we never go, maybe when the boys are older!

  4. Mary Leigh on February 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    This looks like it would be such a fun thing for families to attend! If only I was closer!

  5. Aly Funk on February 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    This is right up my husband’s alley! So fun! Wish we lived closer and could go.

  6. Jennifer Maune | Maune Legacy on February 21, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, the ferris wheel sounds awesome! And the photo ops!

  7. Danielle @ A on February 24, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Such a fun time!! I’ve never been to an Auto Show, but know that everyone loved the Detroit one.

  8. Rachel on February 26, 2018 at 11:06 am

    It was so great meeting you at the auto show!! Can’t wait to find more fun CLE events!!

  9. Izzy on February 27, 2018 at 4:19 pm


  10. Steph on March 3, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Aww man, I’m no where near Cleveland! This sounds like fun.

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