Chicago, IL | Travel & Vacation Photography

Chicago River, River North, West Loop and Magnificent Mile Recommendations: Cafes, Rooftops, Bars, Restaurants, Scenic Views, Architecture Tours

Chicago is the elusive city that I never managed to live in but I visit as often as I can. This city has it all – beautiful architecture, rich history, world-class museums, spectacular cuisine, rooftop bars, Chicago Cubs games, and amazing views. If you are in town for a few days or a few weeks, you can really begin to see why this city holds a special place in my heart. Visiting in spring and fall are great, summer is fun but winter will test your patience like no other. 

Below are a handful of my favorite things to do, see and explore in Chicago. If you like scenic views, amazing architecture, amazing rooftop bars, and lots of fun, Chicago is your town. Check out my other travel guides and follow me on Instagram for travel updates as well as new places to explore. 

About Eddie Hernandez

San Francisco photographer, featured in the New York Times 52 Places Travel, Fodor’s Travel Guide, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, San Francisco Travel Association, Culture Trip, Matador Network, TastingTable, TimeOut, Michelin Guide and more. I do travel for client engagements on a limited basis, mostly Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago and other locations for other projects – contact me for details. Below are a few places I recommend with illustrative examples of views, architecture, street art, hidden gems and restaurants (more to come, for travel updates follow me on Instagram). 

In addition to my other photography services, I do offer customized personal vacation photography services – a hybrid of tour guide and personal photography services for individuals, couples and small groups. If you are looking for someone to show you around, capture you vacation travels and blend in seamlessly, contact me today. Having a local expert is essential for optimizing your precious time traveling, understanding optimal times for avoiding crowds and getting best lighting conditions as well as knowing what to skip and what to prioritize based on your personal preferences.

As a life long travel enthusiast, I have led bar crawls for hostel groups, stayed with individuals across the globe via Couchsurfing and am often the first person friends and friends of friends reach out to when seeking travel advice (street art, restaurants, views, architecture tours etc. Below is a small sample of the places I have been and documented through photographs. Contact me today to schedule your vacation photo session.

In addition to the places below, some other favorite places of mine to visit include Montreal, Portland, Asturias (Spain), New Orleans, Seattle, Paris and South of France, Budapest, Berlin, Barcelona and Vermont.

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