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Top 7 Most Instagrammable Places on The Mag Mile

Chicago is known as one of the most Instagrammable cities in the U.S and we can confidently say that The Mag Mile has plenty to contribute. Featuring gorgeous buildings, elaborate architecture, and stunning views, you'll find plenty of photo ops to freshen up your carefully curated Instagram feed. Grab your favorite photographer and pose in front of the ornate pillars of The Wrigley Building, or go the candid route and enjoy an evening stroll along The River Walk.  Your feed can thank us later!

Cover Photo: @ontheroadwithjen

  • The Wrigley Building

    It’s no surprise that the iconic Wrigley Building is at the top of our list when it comes to instagrammable spots on The Mag Mile. The gorgeous gothic architecture and open walkway will make you feel like you're in a European castle. This location is incredibly popular among photographers as they capture its ornate design, which proves to be one of the most prominent buildings in Chicago.

    Photo:  @yunah.lee

  • The Dusable Bridge

    Located right beside The Wrigley Building, the Dusable Bridge is yet another incredible photo op on The Magnificent Mile. During the winter you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous winterscape: a view of the frozen Chicago River, dotted with icebergs, winding through Chicago’s Downtown. In the spring and summer, you’ll get to see river boat tours weave through the skyscrapers along the water. Everywhere you look you’ll be itching to take a photo!

    Photo: @ontheroadwithjen

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery

    When it comes to aesthetic photo ops, The Starbucks Reserve Roastery has it all. From the all glass exterior to the interior design and latte art, this location will be sure to provide gorgeous content for your well-curated Instagram feed. Pose with an espressotini on the bar on the 4th floor, or cozy up and sip a latte by the windows overlooking a bustling Michigan Avenue. Grab your favorite photographer friend and stop by The Starbucks Reserve Roastery on your next visit to The Magnificent Mile. 

    Photo: @brea.koenes

  • The River Walk

    For one of the best views of the Chicago River, head to The River Walk with entrances right next to the Dusable Bridge. Make sure to grab a picture with the Dusable Bridge in the background, or turn around and get a shot of Chicago’s world-class skyline. The riverwalk is a wildly popular spot for influencers and casual Instagrammers alike. You’ll definitely want to make a stop on your visit

    Photo: @theishitaedition

  • 360 Chicago

    If you’re looking for a photo with more of a birds eye view of the city, Chicago 360 is the place for you. Go during the day for a full view of the lake and skyline or visit at night for an illuminated view of the skyscrapers. You’ll get such a unique aerial view from Chicago 360 that your friends will be begging to know where you went. Pose next to the massive floor to ceiling windows with all of the city as your background. We can assure you that you’ll want to post these photos on all of your social media accounts.

    Photo: @caiotravels

  • Tulip Time

    You won’t want to miss Michigan Avenue in early spring, tulips are everywhere! Add a pop of color to your feed by strolling down the Magnificent Mile and capturing the flowers in full bloom. Wear your brightest outfit and welcome in springtime by posing with thousands of red, yellow, pink and purple tulips.

    Photo: @sane23

  • The Historic Water Tower Place

    At first glance you’ll think this water tower is actually a medieval castle. With its gothic architecture and towers, you will most definitely feel like royalty. For the best angle, go to the ornate doorways and snap a photo on the steps. Grab your friends, partner, or just yourself and let the Historic Water Tower work its magic on your Instagram photos.

    Photo: @rjraheelphotography

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