Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to view the Chicago skyline?

Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to view the Chicago skyline?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

Where is the best place to view the Chicago skyline?

“My favorite view is from a plane, and when that isn’t possible, Navy Pier.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“From the sky on a cold, clear winter night in a Cessna 150 (small 2-seater, single-engine aircraft) with your big brother flying. He’s a captain for American Airlines now, so the airplanes he flies are significantly bigger than 2 seats.” — Marie Larsen, There’s a Bug In My Coffee

“Lakefront Trail, facing south, just north of the Museum Campus, around 5:15 am. Sun rising and turning the skyline orange. You can’t tell where the lake ends and the sky begins.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“From Grant Park, where you can lie on your back on the grass and take it all in.” — Mark McDermott, The Beeronaut

“The north side of Solidarity Drive between the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.” — Bonnie Mcgrath, Mom, I Think I’m Poignant!

“My favourite view I’ve ever had of the Chicago skyline was in a jog cart going the wrong way down the stretch at Hawthorne Race Course, while learning to drive a horse. Maybe the view is a bit less cloud-covered from Promontory Point, or from an airplane coming into town on a clear day, but? There was nothing like a view of my favourite city, from my favourite racetrack, with a horse’s reins in my hands.” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings

“I will have to go with the reflection of the skyline on the Bean. It is pretty cool on a sunny day.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“I love the view from North Avenue Beach too, but the view from Lincoln Park Zoo is beautiful with mix of nature and buildings.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

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Lead image via Susan Schulhof

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