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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Deep dish pizza at Giordano’s
Giordano’s is the place to be for deep-dish pizza and documenting the big moment. Yum!
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!
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.
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.
Doughnuts and Gelato = delicious goodness and the perfect desert Instagram photos. Enough said =)
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!