If you are looking for a great view, the US comes to the table with quite an impressive list. There are so many great towers that you can visit and even more high vantage points that offer truly majestic views. While we can go on for a really long time, we chose some towers that are particularly special, based on the experience that visitors have when they reach the top. Make sure that you take your camera with you when you climb any of the towers on this list.
Sears Tower – Chicago
Nobody will talk about Sears Tower and say that this is a beautiful building since it is not. However, the addition of the SkyDeck at floor 103 makes it one location that you want to visit before you die if you want high tower views. The height is 412 meters and you get the opportunity of seeing Chicago, which is a simply beautiful city. If the day is clear, the view expands up to around 50 miles, reaching Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Lake Michigan.
Top Of The Rock – New York City
Everyone thinks about the Empire State Building when referring to New York City but the one location that we think you really need to see is this one. The renovation here cost $75 million and lasted 19 years. The result is a 259 meters observation platform right on the Rockefeller Center top floors. The views are great and you will particularly like the Empire State Building close-up.
Stratosphere Tower – Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas but in this case you will surely want to immortalize the view. This is actually the tallest observation tower in the country that is freestanding. The views of Las Vegas and the desert are quite great. To make matters even more interesting, if you want extra adrenaline, you can experience one of the 3 really high thrill rides, some of the highest in the world, right at the top: Insanity: The Ride, XSCREAM and Big Shot.
One Liberty Observation Deck – Philadelphia
Although recently opened in 2015, the One Liberty Observation Deck is an impressive tower you do want to visit before you die. The panoramic view from floor 57 in the tallest attraction that Philadelphia offers is to be added to any similar list in a really short period of time. The deck is operated by M56 (Montparnasse 56), which is also managing the Chicago John Hancock Tower and other locations in Europe.
John Hancock Observatory – 360 Chicago
Recently renamed 360 Chicago, the formerly known as John Hancock Observatory has a perfect Chicago location. You will be able to see Lake Michigan and the city skyline, all a breathtaking experience, no matter what side you face.
Sky Tower – Auckland
Last on our list but in no way least, the Sky Tower gives you access to great views and you can also get to see the highest casino in the world. If you want to take everything one step further, you can enjoy the 192 meters bungee jump, commonly referred to as SkyJump.