5 Insta-Worthy Spots in the Loop

Chicago is a dynamically picturesque city. It’s almost like it was built for photos, with all of its incredible architecture, amazing views, and delicious food. There are over 25 million photos tagged with #Chicago on Instagram for good reason! When you’re looking for those likes, check out these Insta Worthy spots in the Loop.

If you only post one photo to Instagram from Chicago, it should probably be at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. “The Bean,” as it’s affectionately known, is the face of the city with its reflective surface that’ll capture the clouds above and the skyscrapers below.

Before you leave Millennium Park, make a stop at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, this acoustically-sound stage is also easy on the eyes. Stand on the Great Lawn for the perfect angle of those angled beams overhead.

You can’t go wrong with an instashoot at the Chicago Cultural Center. The former Chicago Public Library is filled with photo-worthy spots, from the grand staircase to the giant Tiffany dome – it’s the largest in the world!

Loop, Chicago: An important theme of my account is exploring wherever you are, and it's crazy how many things you miss in your own city. It took me 3.5 years in Chicago before I discovered the largest Tiffany dome in the world that I had walked past a hundred times! Tiffany refers to Tiffany Glass, known for its use in lamps, chandeliers, and windows (not the jewelry company.) This beautiful dome is located in the Chicago Cultural Center, meaning it's completely free to visit. If you're squeezing it into a day of Chicago tourists activities, it's located just blocks from the Bean and Cindy's rooftop. This dome was originally built in 1897, as part of the first Chicago Public Library, and was restored in 2008. It's original home explains the quote you see at the bottom of the dome: "Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unknown" ~ British author Joseph Addison #hungerlusttravel #touristinyourowncity #tiffanyglass

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The Chicago Riverwalk could fill your feed for days, with shots of boats passing by, or runners out for their daily job, or that fabulous cocktail or glass of wine. It’s a great spot for people watching, dining, drinking, and just soaking in the sun on a warm summer day or a balmy breezy evening.


There’s no place like the Sky Deck in the Willis Tower for a great shot! Step out on the ledge for a bird’s eye view of the streets below. If that’s a little too risky for you, you can see for miles up there, so you’re bound to find something that’ll fit in your grid.

These are just a few of the many Insta-worthy spots in the Loop. Do you have some favorites? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, or tag us on Instagram.

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