I love the skyline views. I could spend hours on rooftops, admiring the city in different light while ideally sipping on a drink. So, it’s no wonder that when starting to plan a trip, my first Google search is “best views over…”. And as a result I’ve seen so many breathtaking panoramas, view, sights.
And now I’ve prepared the list of my favourites so far.
Las Vegas – Stratosphere
It’s more than your regular tower or rooftop. It’s 1,149 ft (350.2 m) high, which makes it the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The top of the tower has two observation decks, a restaurant known as “Top of the World” (revolving restaurant) with a bar and four thrill rides. We went up before sunset and stayed until we could admire the city after dark in lights as well. On the Strip side you’ll have all the hotels and skyscrapers, on the other side residential area and flat land until wide horizon.
Singapore – Marina Bay Sands
The famous hotel is topped by a 340-metre-long (1,120 ft) SkyPark with swimming pools, gardens, jogging paths and the famous 150 m (490 ft) infinity swimming pool. On the 57th floor, right next to the infinity swimming pool you’ll find the SkyPark restaurants and bar. Have a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best skyline views.
Boston – Skywalk Observatory
The Skywalk Observatory is located on the 50th floor in the Prudential Tower that stands as the tallest building in Boston, rising to 907 feet (276 m) in height (radio mast included). Make it your first stop in Boston and enjoy the bright views over the city. And for another 5USD add the nighttime access, so you can return in the evening to admire Boston lit after sunset.
Washington D.C. – Old Post Office Tower
The Post Office and its tower was built 1899 and although being the third-tallest building in Washington, D.C., it’s still by far the shortest one on my list – the 315-foot (96 m) high Clock Tower houses the “Bells of Congress” and offers great panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Be prepared for lot of wind in the open tower.
Mexico City – Torre Latinoamericana
In the in the historic city center of Mexico City you’ll find the 211.3 m (693 ft) tall Latin-American Tower. You will be entertained by 360 degrees of wide views, among others also direction one of world’s busiest airports, which fills the view with landing and departing planes. Your ticket is valid for the whole day so you can marvel at the metropolis in different lights.