5 Best Views you WON’T get on a Chicago Architectural Boat Tour (#5 will make you CRY)

  1. Promontory Point: Journey to Hyde Park for one of the best unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline from the south side. Enjoy the walking trail, and visit nearby eateries like Valois, and marvel at the nearby Museum of Science and Industry.
  2. Adler Planetarium (1300 S Lake Shore Dr): Explore the cosmos from the perfect view of the city. You can either step inside the oldest planetarium in the western hemisphere, or take in one of the strongest skylines in the world. The choice is yours!
  3. Signature Lounge (875 N Michigan Ave): Elevate your experience in the John Hancock Center at the Signature Lounge, “the bar Chicago looks up to.” I always recommend to travelers without kids to go here instead of the ticketed observatories, it’s free admission and you can get a drink instead! 
  4. Oak Street Beach: Chicago’s beaches provide the juxtaposition of sand and skyscraper. Whether tanning, volleyballing, or strolling, Oak Street Beach is a perfect set to take in the backdrop of stunning nature and architecture side-by-side.
  5. Anywhere you take your beautiful date: No skyscraper will ever compare to the magic of a moment shared with someone special. Choose your own romantic spot, and let the city set the mood for an unforgettable evening. 

P.S. If looking for something to do, consider my tour, the Chicago Murder Mystery Tour. We visit some of Chicago’s best views as we solve the case! 

Andre Baronov


  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Site
  • The famous alleyway from a legendary crime
  • The haunted Chicago theatre

And a whole lot more!