Chicago is a picturesque city with some of the most beautiful and iconic spots to take photos in the United States that will up your IG game like never before.
Nearly every corner of the city is ideal for capturing one-of-a-kind photos perfect for Instasize filters and backgrounds. Whether you’re a local or a visiting tourist Chicago has plenty of excellent locales for all.
Here are some of the most Instagrammable places in Chicago. Check em' out!
Greetings from Chicago Mural
The Chicago Welcome Mural makes your travels immediately evident as the mural displays the city name – CHICAGO - with artistic representations of the city contained in each letter. You won’t be able to resist the temptation of taking a pic in front or beside this Logan Square mural. It’s one of a kind in the city. Just gorgeous!
3 Arts Café at Restoration Hardware
A great Instagram spot in Chicago that was once used as a residence for women studying visual arts, drama, and music that now has been repurposed into a cafe with a refurbished historic fountain surrounded by heritage olive trees. Sip some glass of Champagne as you take some highly 'grammable pics.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Not only is the Lincoln Park Zoo a good place for a stroll, it’s also free to visit, and you can watch training sessions and feedings that happen during the day.
Located at 601 North Wells Street, just outside of the Flamingo Rum Club, the flamingo mural presents itself as an popular Instagram pic location, much like the Global Angel Wings mural in Los Angeles. The wall is painted with flamingo portraits, providing you with a unique background for an unbeatable photo shoot.
Willis Tower Skydeck
The Willis Tower is one of the most famous places in Chicago because of its all-glass balcony situated outside the 103rd floor, with fantastic 360 degree views (including down, yikes!) If you're ever in Chicago the Willis Tower Observation Deck is an absolute must visit where you can capture panoramic city views.
The Bean in Millennium Park
Officially called “Cloud Gate,” and located within the grounds of Millennium Park, The Bean is easily one of the most famous icons in all of Chicago It's made up of reflective panels that act as funhouse mirrors distorting the light to create some really funny images.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish
At Parson's you’ll enjoy some fantastic snapshots on a full stomach. You can eat and drink, and shoot unforgettable Instagram photos at this classic Chicago establishment. Also, the outdoor is picturesque and elegant with red-stripped umbrellas, modern wood tables, and ivy covered walls.
Cindy’s Rooftop offers a near perfect aerial view of the Chicago skyline overlooking Millennium Park. You can enjoy photo shooting experiences while eating and drinking high quality food. Level up your Instagram snapshots by just being here – it’s a gorgeous location.
The Hampton Social
Enjoy cool wallpapers and fun neon signs, while at The Hampton Social. It’s a great place for creating relaxed and modern Instagram photos, but what stands out, is the adorable interior “Rose all day” neon sign over a backdrop of ivy covered walls. Visit for brunch or lunch and it won’t let you down.
Drink Tiki drinks as you shoot some photos for Instagram in a tropical themed restaurant.
The Allis at Soho House
If you’re dying for some vintage vibes, then The Allis at Soho House is where to be. It has extravagant chandeliers and an open ceiling that make it totally Instagram worthy. It also has delicious coffee that will keep you coming back time and time again.