Posted in Chicago July 20, 2016 by Laura These 13 Incredible Places in Chicago Will Drop Your Jaw To The Floor Chicago is a city full of steel and concrete. But there are loads of little spots that make you forget about the hustle and bustle. Here are the most beautiful places in Chicago. 1. Promontory Point Quinn Dombroski/Flickr This is probably the most scenic view in all of Chicago. This man-made peninsula juts out into Lake Michigan. 2. Osaka Garden David Ohmer/Flickr This Japanese garden is stunning. Cute foot bridges and waterfalls make you feel zen. 3. Montrose Harbor JohnPickenPhoto/Flickr Again, Montrose Harbor offers a spectacular view of the city. Meet and greet with friendly boaters. 4. South Garden, Art Institute of Chicago John Scheibel/Flickr Sure, the artwork inside the museum is stunning. But don't miss out on the garden on the side of the museum. And yeah, it's free. 5. Garfield Park Conservatory Roy Chijiwa/Flickr This is one of the top conservatories in the United States, and it is right here in Chicago. Even the building is beautiful, as it was designed by famed architect Jens Jensen. 6. Harold Washington Library Mike Steele/Flickr This central library has truly stunning architecture. Seeing it from the inside, too, you will be blown away. 7. Caldwell Lily Pool Jaysin Trevino/Flickr This lily pool is a stunning part of Lincoln Park. It is open from April through November. 8. North Park Nature Center Daniel X O'Neill/Flickr This 46-acre nature preserve is right in the city. It is so stunning, you forget there is traffic right on the other side of the fence. 9. Foster Avenue Beach Alex D Stewart/Flickr Chicago has many nice beaches, but Foster Avenue Beach takes the cake. It tends to be a little less crowded than other beaches, and it's great to see the doggies rushing into the waves. 10. Rockefeller Chapel Rick Seidel/Flickr This place is so phenomenal, it looks like something that should be in Harry Potter. Visit this beautiful chapel at the University of Chicago campus. 11. City Hall Rooftop Wicker Paradise/Flickr It's truly incredible that this garden is on top of an 11 story building. It also helps save tremendously on utilities. 12. Buckingham Fountain Chris Pelliccione/Flickr Yes it's touristy, but it's gorgeous. There's nothing like seeing the Buckingham Fountain lit up at night. 13. The 606 The 606/Facebook Once a railroad, this is now a place for walkers and bikers. This elevated park is full of green space and gardens. Can’t get enough beauty? Check out these incredibly awesome places in Illinois.