Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Top 10 Photo Spots in Chicago

In case you missed it, I shared 10 ways to make the most out of a trip to Chicago on Monday (you can link to the post by clicking here).  However, I feel like I glossed over one very important one: taking photos everywhere!  There are so many fantastic spots in the city, and when I was searching for things to do, street art after street art (and food that looks like art!) kept coming up.  I've rounded up 10 spots in the city that you definitely don't want to miss (especially for the sake of your Instagram feed):
1. Wabash Arts Corridor: This was also on my top ten for the city as a whole, but I just have to mention it again.  The murals are amazing, and that moose in my title photo above is just the best!
2. The Bean: If you didn't take a selfie in front of Cloud Gate, were you even really in Chicago?
3. Flamingo Rum Club: I just loved these giant flamingos!  They're so colorful and definitely social media-worthy.
4. Doughnut Vault: Here's another one I'm doubling up on from my first post, but with the cutest little location and mouth-watering doughnuts, this place is perfect.
5. Riverwalk: Stretching all along the Chicago River, there are adorable coffee and wine shops as well as water taxi stops.
6. Greetings from Chicago mural: Funny story about this, I only realized it was literally around the corner from Revolution Brewing after we went there.  On the L platform, I was taking photos of the skyline and sunset and only later saw that I had juuust caught a piece of it in my frame.
7. The Hampton Social: seafood, "rose all day," and the most adorable seaside branding/decor!
8. Aqua: Aesthetically, this was my absolute favorite building on the architectural boat tour we took.  It's designed to look like water is flowing down the building and is amazing from every angle.
9. Dylan's Candy Bar: We stopped in first for the edible cookie dough and decided to stick around for one of their candy-filled cocktails.  So much color all around!
10. Grant Park: The rose gardens at Grant Park were perfectly in bloom when we went in mid-September.  Plus, Buckingham Fountain is one of the biggest fountains in the world, and the park also has fantastic views of Lake Michigan.
Put all of these together, and you have the perfect walking tour of the city.  Most of my spots are right in downtown Chicago, with the outlier being the "Greetings From Chicago" mural.  However, it's right on the L, so an easy quick trip to visit!
Have you been to Chicago?  If so, what spots should I add to my photo list for next time?


Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Chicago is definitely on my bucket list but only in the spring/fall haha! That flamingo wall is the cutest thing ever! And I want those donuts right now! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

That flamingo wall is the best & of course the bean is a must! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Julie said...

Totally thought that flamingo one was in Charleston ha! Gotta look for it when in Chicago next.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How did I miss that flamingo when I was in town, and yes to selfies in front of the Bean! We also enjoyed all the roof top bars, and now I need to plan a trip back there <3
Green Fashionista

Rebecca Jo said...

how have I never seen that Aqua building??? That is amazing to look at.

Missy said...

This post is so timely for me, heading there next weekend! I missed your Monday post but will click back and pin both for the trip! Thank you!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I had no idea that Chicago even had a flamingo wall! I'm definitely going to try and visit that next time we're in town!

Christina Lea Loves said...

I'm dying over that flamingo wall - so cool!

Jen said...

The Bean!!! That's definitely on my list haha.

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

Such cute places to experience and pretty murals! I wish I knew about these when I visited. I only got to see the bean and off course the river walk. Next time!

Girl Meets Bow said...

That flamingo wall is definitely the best!! Every picture I see makes me want to go ASAP!

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