Top Ten Instagrammable Spots: Chicagoland Suburbs

From gorgeous architecture to serene nature preserves, there is plenty of beauty to take in throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. Capture your relaxing weekend in the ‘burbs via Instagram, and recall memories of your Midwestern getaway for a lifetime. Read on for our list of the best spots to Instagram in the suburbs.


chicago botanic gardens-credit to Panoramio.comPhoto credit: Panoramio.com

1.Chicago Botanic Gardens

With 27 gardens and four natural areas, this picturesque escape from the city is situated on 385 acres and is one of the best spots to reconnect with nature in the Chicagoland area. Major bonus—this park is free and open to the public!

Baha'i House of Worship- credit to flickr.com
Photo credit: Flickr.com

2. Baha’i House of Worship

Wilmette’s Baha’i House of Worship is one of eight in the world, and the only one in the United States. Its architecture is a breathtaking sight to be seen, so make sure to have your camera at the ready.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio- credit to flickr.com
Photo credit: Flickr.com

3. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

This famous and groundbreaking architect lived right here in Chicagoland! Visit his home and studio to get a glimpse into his genius.

Ravinia-photo credit to The Chicago Lifestyle
Photo credit: The Chicago Lifestyle

4. Ravinia

Ravinia is the place to be come summer time, with big name performers gracing the stage. You can grab a seat in the auditorium, but we highly suggest getting a few friends together and enjoying the lawn seats—you can bring food and wine in and have yourself a very nice picnic with music under the stars.

Morton Arboretum - credit to pbase.com
Photo credit: pbase.com

5. Morton Arboretum

This public garden and outdoor museum spans 1,700 acres, giving you endless opportunities to get in tune with nature and snap a truly gorgeous photo of your outdoor adventure. Unlike the Chicago Botanic Gardens, you do need to purchase tickets to take in these sites, however, it does include parking!

Cantigny Park - photo credit to smswsf.wordpress.com
Photo credit: smswsf.wordpress.com

6. The Gardens at Cantigny Park

Are you getting the sense that just outside of Chicago, a plethora of nature preserves await? Breathe in the fresh air at the Gardens at Cantigny Park, with 29 acres of pure tranquility.

Brookfield Zoo- photo credit to expedia.com
Photo credit: expedia.com

7. Brookfield Zoo

Opened in 1934, this zoo is home to 450 species of animals on 216 acres. Snap adorable photos of penguins, monkeys, and more. Baby animal snaps are sure to get the most likes, and at Brookfield Zoo you are in luck—the new leopard cub and baby Orangutan are our favorites.

Cuneo Mansion--photo credit to flickr.com
Photo credit: flickr.com

8. Cuneo Mansion

Styled after an Italian villa, this might be the most romantic site in the suburbs. Whisk yourself away with a tour of this gorgeous estate, and be sure to explore the grounds—the garden and pool are Instagram gold!

cogg hill credit to golfillinois.com
Photo credit: GolfIllinois.com

9. Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

This golf course is public, and offers four award-winning 18-hole courses. Their most famous course, Dubsdread, is ranked among the top 100 courses in the country, so you know you are in for a treat. Beyond the manicured greens, the clubhouse and garden patio are picture perfect and a lovely spot for a bite to eat.

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10. See a concert at Allstate Arena

Allstate Arena sees Chicago’s biggest acts—anyone that is someone in the music world plays here. Plan your trip in advance, and get tickets to your favorite artists. What is better than a shot of your favorite artist? We are not naming names here…but you can BEYt you will get a good snap.

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