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February 15, 2022

The Best Instagram Accounts To Follow in Chicago

In a city as big and beautiful as Chicago, it's nearly impossible to take in everything the city has to offer in person. While just about everyone who lives here has made it to Wrigley Field and Millennium Park, there's so much more to explore in this city than just famous landmarks. To help you catch a glimpse of some of Chicago's best spots, including local eateries, architecture, and events, we've gathered five of the best Chicago Instagram accounts for you to follow. 



Follow Samantha Roby as she explores some of the best places to grab a bite in Chicago. This local influencer visits pubs, cafés, restaurants, and even hot dog stands to share the tastiest food in the city with her followers. Samantha is widely considered one of the best food Instagrammers in the world, and when you visit her profile, you'll soon see why. This girl knows exactly how to get your mouth watering as she shows you the best local spots to find everything from milkshakes and burgers to elaborate sushi boils. 



Better Chicago is a local magazine that chronicles the people, events, and moments that make life in Chicago amazing. Here, you'll find inspiring stories of people and businesses who strive to make a difference in the lives of those around them, as well as information about events and initiatives happening throughout the city — especially those that are meant to serve a greater purpose.



Joshua Mellin is a Chicago-based photographer whose dedication to capturing live music events makes for an exciting and fun-to-watch Instagram feed. From photos of artists like Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar to panoramic views of Wrigley Field and stunning Chicago cityscapes, you'll have plenty of local flavors to spice up your feed if you follow this account. 



If you're a fan of photography Instagram accounts, this one's for you. Nick Ulivieri is a local architecture photographer whose stunning portraits will give you a profound sense of Chicago pride. Give him a follow, and your feed will be flush with visually pleasing pictures of some of the city's best buildings, such as the Bank of America Tower, as well as nighttime cityscapes, Chicago street photography, and of course, Cloud Gate. 



Vintage Tribune is an account run by the Chicago Tribune and features photos selected from the newspaper's archives. Whenever possible, photos are posted along with original captions to help followers understand the context. Here, you'll find photos from every section of the Tribune's daily paper from decades past, including 1980s fashion, weather events from the 1970s, and war scenes from the 1940s. In fact, take a scroll through Vintage Tribune's Instagram history, and you'll find photos dating as far back as the 1920s.  

If you're looking for ways to spruce up your own Instagram feed with some local Chicago flavor, or if you're simply hoping to find a little taste of home while scrolling Instagram, be sure to give these accounts a follow. And while you're at it, don't forget to follow @zipcar to keep an eye on what we're up to.