View of Chicago
Skip: Willis Tower
Instead visit: The Signature Room
First, we still call it the Sears Tower. Second, this is still the tallest building in the United States, spires be damned. Third, this is not the place with the best view of the city. It’s $22 and hours of waiting to stand around on the skydeck for 10 minutes. Maybe saved for a trip with the parents or a visiting cousin, not for you.
Instead head over to the John Hancock Center on Michigan Ave. Its beautiful sloping frame and crisscrossing X-braced design house The Signature Room on the 95th floor. The view is top-notch, and you can actually sit, relax, and down a couple of martinis while you soak in the glory that is the Chicago skyline.