Best Chicago Photo Spots
Scenes where you’ll want to bring your camera
Chicago, IL
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Millennium Park
For your traditional views of the bean sculpture
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Chicago, IL
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Hero Coffee Bar
Great coffee with even better views
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Chicago, IL
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Lincoln Park Zoo
The zoo is free and offers plenty of great animals to visit. On top of that, there’s a great view of the city with a sculpture nearby
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Chicago, IL
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LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
The drinks are overpriced and overrated, but the views make up for it
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Chicago, IL
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Wells Kinzie Garage
Nice view from the top floor of the trains passing between the buildings
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Chicago, IL
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Lake Wells Self Park
From the top floor looking down, there’s a unique perspective of the L passing through the intersection
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Chicago, IL
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Calder's Flamingo
A mix of art and beauty, this sculpture’s contrast with the buildings makes for a great photo spot
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Chicago, IL
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The Chicago Theatre
One of the most iconic spots in Chicago, this always makes for a good tourist photoshoot
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago Board of Trade Building
Straight from the Dark Knight, this dead end makes for an iconic movie spot that looks even better the further away you get
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago Riverwalk
The riverwalk is a great spot year round, but it looks best in the winter. Shards of ice from to make a unique experience
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Chicago, IL
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Richard J. Daley Center
Outside in the Daley Plaza in winter, the Christkindlmarket offers one-of-a-kind views with the Picasso statue in the background
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Chicago, IL
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Broken English Taco Pub
The unique graffiti on the alley is a must for a good portrait backdrop
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Chicago, IL
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Washington & Wabash
An overview of the train coming between the buildings with the trump tower in the background leads to some iconic shots
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IL, United States
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Oak Street Beach
The skyline next to the beach makes for a world-class view and experience when taking a stroll down the sand
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Chicago, IL
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Mary Bartelme Park
Outside of the city, these sculptures light up at night to make for a nice view
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Chicago, IL
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Navy Pier
I’ve found navy pier pretty pointless, but the ferris wheel can make for some nice photos
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago Water Tower
The architecture and the fact that this is one of the oldest buildings in Chicago make it a must-see
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Chicago, IL
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Adler Planetarium
The best view of the Chicago skyline
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Chicago, IL
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Rookery Building
I have never visited, but this stairwell makes this one of my top priorities to see
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Chicago, IL
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Harold Washington Library
The top floor has some nice windows and plants to give some nature in a packed city
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