The Chicago skyline is easily one of the most iconic cityscapes in the world. So if you're going to take a trip to Chicago, it makes sense that you'd want to grab the perfect city shot while you're there.

If you love to get up high, the Skydeck at Willis Tower, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier are all great options (as long as you don't mind spending a bit of money). For the best free views, check out points such as in front of Adler Planetarium, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Cindy's Rooftop (though the drinks aren't cheap while you're there). Without further ado, here's 7 spots you just can't miss for the picture Chicago skyline photo.

 

ADLER PLANETARIUM

Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Ready Set Jet Set - Adler

SKYDECK AT WILLIS TOWER

Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Ready Set Jet Set - Ledge

FERRIS WHEEL AT NAVY PIER

Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Ready Set Jet Set - Centennial Wheel

360 CHICAGO OBSERVATION DECK

Address: 875 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Ready Set Jet Set - 360 Chicago

NATURE BOARDWALK AT THE LINCOLN PARK ZOO

Address: 2121 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

Ready Set Jet Set - Nature Boardwalk

CINDY'S ROOFTOP BAR

Address: 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Ready Set Jet Set - Cindy's

CLOUD GATE

Address: 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60602

Ready Set Jet Set - Bean

Note: This article originally appeared in Ready Set Jet Set! authored by Austin, Texas photographer and wanderluster Haley Plotkin @readysetjetset