A Bird’s Eye View of Chicago

People have been doing some pretty awesome things with quad copters lately, and these aerial shots of Chicago are no exception. Colin Hinkle has created a gorgeous vignette of his hometown in this video titled “Chicago: A Bird’s Eye View.” It definitely provides a unique angle to one of the busiest cities in the United States.

Within, you’ll see shots of the Chicago River, Northernly Island, Buckingham Fountain, 31st Street Beach, Lake Shore Drive, the I-94 Expressway, the West Town Neighborhood, and the Lincoln Park Observatory. Some of the coolest shots, however, are of the locals themselves: happy kids chasing the quad copter across a grassy park, and even Colin Hinkle jumping in and making an appearance at one point. Quad copters do a good job of getting people’s attention!

Guides in the United States will tell you that Chicago is renown for its towering skyscraper skyline, its abundant green space, and for its meandering River. Take a stroll along The Magnificent Mile, where window-shopping will keep you entertained for hours. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, or spend the night dancing away at one of the big name clubs.

The entertainment seen in Chicago should also not be overlooked, especially when it comes to the theatre seen at Steppenwolf, Goodman, or Broadway. If you’re hiring a local guide, he or she can point out the best-kept secrets for your perusing. (Chicago folks are friendly like that.) And once you’re finished watching this video, check out our list of the 20 Best Scenic Aerial Tours in North America.

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