The 15 Most Instagrammable Places In Chicago

We’ve teamed up with fashion blogger Nazira Sacasa to bring you the insider on her travels around the world. In this months installment Nazira bring us the 15 most instagrammable places in Chicago.

I’ve packed my bags and started a 6-month long travel journey. First stop, Chicago.

Hello Windy City!  Chicago combines location, history, and character, making it an Instagram photo worthy city. Here are 15 places to explore and take some of the most picture-perfect photos your Instagram feed has ever seen.

Iconic Chicago Views

1. Cloud Gate aka The Bean at Millennium Park

The crown jewel of Millennium Park (at least for Instagramers) is Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean. This gigantic stainless steel sculpture has a mirror-like surface which reflects Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above.


Check it out HERE 

2. Chicago River Walk

Chicago River Walk is one of the most beautiful locations in Chicago If you’re looking for breathtaking views of some of Chicago’s most gorgeous architecture, and stunning bridges, then you will love the River Walk.


Check it out HERE

3. Navy Pier and Its Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier, Chicago’s lakeside destination has a little something for everyone. The Centennial Wheel, which is open year-round is known for its stunning skyline views. The vistas of Lake Michigan provide the perfect backdrop for your IG photos.


Check it out HERE

4. Sky Deck Chicago

Want to capture the ultimate Instagram worthy photo then ride the elevator at Willis Tower (the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere) to floor 103 and visit the Skydeck, an observation deck 1,353 feet up.


Check it out HERE

5. Lincoln Park Conservatory

This Lincoln Park greenhouse is one of Chicago’s best-kept secret. Lush with tropical palms and ancient ferns from all over the world, there’s no better place to explore on a Fall afternoon.


Check it out HERE

6. Deep dish pizza at Giordano’s

 Giordano’s is the place to be for deep-dish pizza and documenting the big moment. Yum!


Check them out HERE

7. Maison Marcel Chicago

The cutest French bakery and cafe. The decor and atmosphere were made for Instagram. From the moment you walk in, you’ll want to start taking photos. And did I mention they have macarons!


Check them out HERE

8. Hampton Social

 Yes please, rosé all day, every day! Hampton Social is such a fun spot for drinks with your girlfriends. Being from New York I can appreciate the East Coast vibes. It’s the perfect place to snap all your Instagram photos and then have a few glasses of rosé to celebrate.


Check them out HERE

9. Restoration Hardware’s 3 Arts Club Cafe

Talk about a luxurious environment for your Instagram photo opp. Inside Restoration Hardware’s 3 Arts Club Cafe you’ll find a ceiling of windows which provide great natural light and a gorgeous chandelier, grandiose fountain, and tree-filled atrium. Grab a glass of wine and get ready to post.


Check them out HERE

10. Bombobar

 Doughnuts and Gelato = delicious goodness and the perfect desert Instagram photos. Enough said =)


Dig in HERE 

Murals and Colorful Walls

Murals and colorful walls have become the go-to backdrop for Instagrammers around the globe. When traveling, finding the cities most iconic murals is usually the first thing on my to-do list. Here are some of the most stand out murals in Chicago.

11. My wall (wearing Simply Be)


12. The Flamingo Wall

Location: 601 N. Wells Street


13. Heart Emoji Wall

Location: 1820 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL

14. Love Wall 

Location: 1873 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL


15. Greetings from Chicago Wall

2236 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL


Let us know where your favorite spots in Chicago are in the comments below and make sure you don’t miss out on Nazira’s second installment of her travels.. coming soon to the SimplyMe blog!


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