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New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California

9 Cities with Sky-High Experiences

By: Erika Wuelfrath

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You won’t have trouble discovering elevated experiences around the USA.

Panoramic views and sky-high structures are waiting to put your adrenaline to the test in these nine U.S. cities.

 

New York City: Head to the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center, also known as the Top of the Rock, for unobstructed views of Manhattan and Central Park. For more amazing views, visit the world-famous Empire State Building where two observatories are available on the 86th and 102nd floors.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Experience the largest municipal building in the world, Philadelphia City Hall. Built in 1901, this legendary structure is taller than the U.S. Capitol Building. For panoramic views of Philadelphia embark on a tower tour, which run approximately every 15 minutes.

Chicago, Illinois: At 103 stories high, visitors can experience bird’s eye views of the city from the Willis Tower, known as the world’s first skyscraper. Step out onto “The Ledge,” which provides exhilarating views of the city. Afterwards, head to the 360 CHICAGO observation deck for views of the city and experience Chicago’s highest thrill ride, TILT.

St. Louis, Missouri: Explore the architectural wonder of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. This iconic structure remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States at 192 meters tall. Journey to the top for views of St. Louis is the West and the Mississippi River and Illinois to the East.

Atlanta, Georgia: Take a trip to the Westin Peachtree Plaza, steps away from the city’s top attractions, and embark on a dining experience to remember at the Sun Dial Restaurant, a rotating restaurant and lounge with views of downtown Atlanta.

Dallas, Texas: Don’t miss a visit to the Reunion Tower, one of the most recognizable buildings in  the city’s skyline. Explore the GeO-Deck day or night for impressive panoramic views through 416 windows with options for a closer look through high-definition zoom cameras and telescopes.

Las Vegas, Nevada: The city provides two options for sky-high experiences. First, ride along the High Roller Wheel, currently world’s tallest observation wheel, which boasts a diameter of a 158 meters. Next, make your way to the Stratosphere tower where the restaurant rotates as you dine.

Los Angeles, California: OUE Skyspace LA is not only home to the state’s tallest open-air observation deck, but you can experience the rush and thrill of the world’s first outdoor glass slide, Skyslide.

Seattle, Washington: What better place to soak in the city and mountain views than at the Space Needle’s SkyCity restaurant? With rotating panoramic views and fresh, local ingredients on the menu SkyCity is a must-see attraction. Once you have eaten your fill, finish off your experience at the Observation Deck.

For more incredible views across the USA, check out this list of historic dining experiences.

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