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21 Tourist-y Instagrams that Chicagoans will like anyway

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Nick Kotecki

You're guilty. You and everyone you know.

Okay, at least five people in your immediate circle (yes, including family) have taken photos of Chicago like these unabashedly, without shame or regard, and at least a moderate amount of hubris. Why? Because the hallmarks that make Chicago great are actually kind of cool. 

Chicago makes a pretty good case for being a tourist in one's own city.

Admit it, you want this seat in the John Hancock tower.


#USA #chicago #johnhancock #niceview 사진에 못담는게 아쉽다? @yooon_kk 여기서 살랭

A video posted by 박민희 (@minni_3_) on

Or maybe this one. No big deal.


Its such a great experience to see Chicago from this point of view. ?

A photo posted by Nykola Victorovych (@confetixratodos) on

It's not like anyone's watching you or anything...


4/29/15 1:31pm {guts over fear}

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It's natural to be attracted by shiny objects.


Yo Chicago ?? #chicagotheater #chicago #turnonthelights

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While you're at the Bean, you might as well just own it.

All it takes is a healthy dose of honesty.

Face it, you celebrate spring like it's nobody's business.


I finally found spring in this country? #JumpMashaJump

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So if you need me, I'll be laying right here for the day.

A photo posted by stacymarie kassis (@stacymk22) on

You visit the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.


Otters are the cutest.

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You've done the CTA glamor-gram


Don't tell them too much about your soul. They're waiting for just that. / Jack Kerouac

A photo posted by jennifer dagley (@iamajenny) on

You participate in local events swarmed by tourists.

And have a love-hate relationship with Wrigley.


I definitely respect the pride that this city showed for it's team at the game. #Chicago #Cubs #Wrigley #MLB #2015

A photo posted by Ben Stephens (@stephens1986) on

You both dread and crave the deep dish pizza your friends ask for when they visit.

Just relax, have yourself a beer and a shot.

And a Chicago dog off the beaten path.


Banh mi sausage hot dog! #chicago

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Or maybe you like this Chicago dog better.

Or maybe a CHEEZBORGER is more of your thing.


Yummy yummy food!(: #billygoat #Chicago

A photo posted by Brittany Fane (@brittfane_96) on

Make no mistake.


fun lil #quimbys haul (especially excited i got the carrie vinarsky pin from the button-o-matic)

A photo posted by alie albert (@aliealiealiee) on

You can always try to get away.


O'Hare, baby! #OHare #Chicago #Airport #Holidaystartsnow

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But distance only makes the heart grow fonder.


Welcome to Chicago, #Phenom 300 style! @instagramaviation #instaplane #chicago #flynationwide #airshare #aviation #avgeek

A photo posted by Trevor Hall (@preauxpilot) on

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