A few weeks ago, I had the best time at 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. I experienced Tilt! where you literally tilt out of the building (don’t worry, you can’t fall out) at a 30 degree angle overlooking Michigan Avenue. It was a bit scary at first, but then I went on it again and thought it was so fun! This was all part of a new initiative called Sunset Series which features weekly activities focusing on photography and architecture. The Sunset Series is open to all visitors with general admission tickets from 6– 9 P.M. and includes:
- Mondays: Photography Night – On this night only, visitors can bring in tripods to capture the incredible images of the skyline, lights and views. Nick Ulivieri, a professional photographer lauded for his Chicago imagery, serves as the 360 CHICAGO photography ambassador, and will help develop photography workshops and contests over the year.
- Tuesdays: Chicago Architecture Foundation docents serve as “guides in the sky.”
- Thursdays: DJs from Mode Events offer entertainment while visitors toast sunsets.
Chicago 606 residents can experience 360 CHICAGO for half price by showing residency throughout the year and during the NFL Draft the weekend of April 28-30th, anyone who purchases a general admission ticket for 360 CHICAGO wearing an official team jersey can Tilt! for free! There is also a special drink, The Yellow Ribbon, made of a blend of Jim Beam, Jim Beam Honey, lemonade, club soda, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters. The purchase of a cocktail during May will benefit ChicagoVets.org. Any if all that wasn’t amazing, as summer begins, military veterans and active duty members can visit the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck for FREE throughout Memorial Day weekend (May 27-30th).
There’s so much to see and do at 360 CHICAGO, that clearly one visit won’t be enough. For more information click on over to www.360CHICAGO.com
*Thank you 360 CHICAGO for a fantastic evening. All opinions are my own.
Well, this is the last of my spring break photo journals ending with Denver. I’m kind of sad that the photo journals have come to an end, but this just means that summer photo journals will soon be here. Not like I’m counting down until the last day of school (May 27th), but it will be nice to live a different pace again with much more ease.
After spending almost a week in Utah with Jill, I then flew to Denver to visit Kristin, my friend since first grade. She moved out there about a year ago with her now fiancé and in just a few short months they will be getting married in Colorado on top of a mountain. How cool, right?! I’m in their wedding party and I can’t wait to celebrate their special day! It was my first time in Denver, but my second time in Colorado. Remember this post?! We visited the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, saw some buffalo and sat on a mountain peak – pretty exciting stuff if you ask me. I said this last time I visited Colorado, but it’s so beautiful there. I guess the theme of spring break turned out to be exploring natural beauty and appreciating the now.
I felt that in both states I felt calmer and less stressed; partially because I didn’t have to work, but also I didn’t feel the need to rush through things and to keep up with the Chicago pace. It’s nice though to shut my eyes a few minutes a day and recall everything I saw and it makes me smile. Until next time, Denver.
Gap: Jeans (option) & Coat (option) // New Balance: Sneakers // Ray-Ban: Aviators