Best places in Chicago to strike Instagram gold

Although you can never have enough photos of yourself at The Bean–it’s shiny and reflective, and almost impossible not to stop and admire–pry yourself from Millennium Park for a minute, and for goodness sake, step back from The Ledge (Willis Tower).

Consider this your alternative social media bucket list for striking photo-op gold (and getting tons of likes and new followers) in Chicago.

Your Chicago locations bucket list for getting tons of likes and new followers.

Skip the love notes and let this perfect backdrop do all the talking.

@RedSolesAndRedWine: Pink Heart Garage (2214 N. Elston)


Let em know youre Chi for life.

@101ThingsILove: Greetings from Chicago mural, Logan Square (Milwaukee & Prindville).

Photo credit: Hallie Duesenberg


Water Under the Bridge isnt just your favorite new Adele song; its your new favorite place to snap a pic.

@MilkNHonee: The Riverwalk, under Wabash Avenue Bridge.

Photo credit: TK Photography


Because Chicago dog parents rock rad photos of their little ones, too.

@Chicago_Street_Dogs Mary Bartelme Park, West Loop


If you love the great outdoors, this spot might be your next profile pic.

@BebetoGurgel: The Nature Boardwalk, Lincoln Park


Youre fun-spirited and colorful. Take a joy ride on a leopard!

@SuzAnnKletzien: Lincoln Park Zoo Carousel


Show off your favorite sweetie pie with their favorite sweet treat.

@DefiningTabitha: Sweet Mandy Bs


For those times you are feeling the love. Relationship or pregnancy announcement, anyone?

@Helen_Berkun: Love Mural, Bucktown, (Damen and Cortland)


Because youre super. Or you have a son or three.

@ChicagoMomGoesSuburban: Superhero Mural, Pilsen (18th and Bishop)


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