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Where to Find Chicago's Best Skyline Views for Free

Chicago has one of the most iconic skylines in the world. This insider guide shows you the best vantage points to capture a memorable photo of the skyline of Chicago. Best of all? These are all places that you can visit that are all free of charge.

  • 1.

    Navy Pier

    Navy Pier

    Looking for a way to see Chicago like no other? Consider capturing the dazzling skyline at Navy Pier.

  • 2.

    Cloud Gate

    Cloud Gate

    Designed by Anish Kapoor with the intention to create a piece that would incorporate the city skyline.

  • 3.

    North Avenue Beach

    North Avenue Beach

    A special opportunity to stand on a sandy beach with a dramatic, urban skyline in the background.

  • 4.

    Adler Planetarium

    Adler Planetarium

    Popular with photographers, the Adler Planetarium offers a full view of the Chicago city skyline.

  • 5.

    Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk

    Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk

    Walk along the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk to discover one of the dreamiest Chicago's skyline views.

  • 6.

    Lurie Garden

    Lurie Garden

    If you want views of the skyline, but also something soft and pretty, then head to the Lurie Garden.

  • 7.

    Olive Park

    Olive Park

    A little park between Oak Street Beach and Navy Pier with great views of the northern Chicago skyline.

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