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Friday, April 28
Travel blogger Amanda Williams writes a head-to-head comparison of the Willis Tower Skydeck to the John Hancock Observatory like only a tourist could. (Locals know what beats both: The Signature Lounge, which offers nearly as good views as the Observatory for the price of a martini.)