Best view of the
Skyline View from Adler Planetarium Pier12
Why locals love it
It's free! You don't need to go in the Planetarium itself, just hang out on the shores facing northwest towards the skyline. There's no better view of the Chicago skyline. Locals love coming here for hanging out at night or for a nice way to wrap up a romantic date.
Why you should visit it
You won't need to pay a cent. As an architectural mecca for American architects, Chicago's skyline is one of the greatest this side of the world. From this angle, you really see the widest angle of the skyline. On a calm evening, the skyline reflects magnificently off Lake Michigan. You'll see a handful of tourists, but it's pretty sparse.
From here, you have access to several world class museums nearby. Also, go here for sunrise. Super romantic.
Skyline View from Adler Planetarium Pier1300 S Lake Shore Dr