I moved to Chicago for the views.
Well, there were more reasons than that, but we'll run with it for this post. When I moved here, I became obsessed with living on the highest floor of my building and making sure that everywhere I went, I could see the cityscape. I was able to score those amazing views for two years, until I graduated from college. My first apartment out of college was on the second level of a building a little north of the city, and all four windows in the apartment backed up to a beautiful (not) brick wall. Can you say, "reality check?"
Aside from the views that first stole my heart, Chicago is a great city for many reasons, whether it be the food, sports, mass public transit, beaches, or the museums. If you were to ask a handful of Chicagoans what their favorite place for brunch, lunch, dinner, or coffee was, you'd probably get bunch of different answers—especially when it comes to pizza (I vote Loumalnatis, if you ask me). But the views still win me over more than Chicago's finest slice of deep dish pizza.
So, I’m partnering with Mercedes-Benz to share my version of Chicago. People are always asking me about my go-to spots in the city, and since I'm all about the views, I decided it was time to share my favorite views with you. If you had just one day in Chicago, these are my can't-miss spots for the most breathtaking (and free!) views of the city.
1. The Chicago Sun Times Building, 350 N. Orleans St.
2. Montrose Beach, 4400 N. Lake Shore Dr.
3. Eight O Five Rooftop, 805 N. LaSalle Dr.
4. The AON Center, 200 E. Randolph St.
600 E. Grand Ave.
6. The Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.
Ready to rediscover your city?