We at Paul Sur Buick GMC love the Windy City. One of the things we treasure about Chicago is the variety of things to do and see. Even if you are on a budget, Chicago is a perfect place to explore. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see for free. Yes, you heard us correctly… free things to do in Chicago!
Promontory Point – There are many wonderful parks in the city, but one of our favorites is Promontory Point. This park offers an amazing view of downtown over the lake and is usually not as touristy as other parks.
Chicago Cultural Center – This stunningly beautiful venue hosts plenty of free events. Some of these may include music, dance, theater, lectures, and art exhibits. Just the building itself is worth a visit with its magnificent stained-glass domes.
Lincoln Park Zoo – This is one of the last free zoos in the United States. Founded in 1868, it is also one of the oldest zoos. With many fascinating animals, this is a place the whole family will enjoy visiting.
Garfield Park Conservatory – One of the nation’s premier conservatories! Tour the multi-faceted greenhouses and exhibition halls. There is a suggested donation, but it is not required.
This list represents a small portion of the free things to do around Chicago. We hope it encourages you to get out there and explore all that the Windy City has to offer!
Many car enthusiasts are disappointed that Buick’s Avista concept will not be going into production. Interestingly enough, there is a new video showing how buick was clay creating the Buick Avista. Although we at Paul Sur Buick GMC are also saddened the Avista won’t be coming to life as a production model, we are highly intrigued by the newly released video of how the clay version of the car was created.
Buick actually had clay sculptors turn the 2D paper concept into a 3D model. In the video, Buick designers discuss the challenges of creating the clay car. Perhaps the most difficult challenge was creating the door, as it was designed to be longer than normal. The sculptors rose to the challenge and succeeded using design influences from the Greek Parthenon to stretch the door’s lines.
Buick creative designer, Aaron Stich stated that, “Concept cars stretch the imagination and inspire the direction our production portfolio is heading. This door is just one example of how everyone in the Buick design studio is jumping at the chance to create designs that will stand the test of time and be more beautiful than the last.”
The Avista concept debuted at the Detroit Auto Show and created quite a bit of buzz, even winning the award of Reader’s Choice for Best Future Concept. We are saddened that this car will not be going into production, but we encourage everyone to watch the video showing clay sculptors creating the Buick Avista.