South Commons Vacations

A popular place for visitors in the bustling city of Chicago, South Commons has much to offer tourists. South Commons is situated 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Chicago’s central business district. If you are flying in, South Commons is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) away from Midway International Airport.

If you are staying in the area, be sure to spend a little time sightseeing in surrounding neighborhoods like Bronzeville, Bridgeport and Central Station.

Chicago’s heart is also full of fascinating sights, like Willis Tower and McCormick Place. Don't return to South Commons without a visit to Millennium Park and Hancock Tower.

South Commons has plenty of museums and theaters within easy reach that make great places to visit. Explore, learn and be amazed in the most popular museums including the Field Museum of Natural History and the Glessner House Museum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, spend an evening at the Arie Crown Theater, one of the area’s best-loved live concert venues. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, browse the collections at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

Looking for things to amuse the kids? Be thoroughly entertained at the various child-friendly destinations nearby. If you love wildlife be sure to put the John G. Shedd Aquarium on your trip list.

When it’s time escape the city, visit one of the many nearby green spaces. Enjoy the local wilderness by heading to the Northerly Island Park. Take sunscreen and all the gear you need and spend an afternoon exploring the waters of the Lake Meadows Park.

While vacationing in the South Commons area, you can see the Chicago White Sox baseball team in summer go into battle at US Cellular Field. US Cellular Field also offers interesting behind the scenes tours, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s inner workings and about sports heroes from the past.

After a day exploring the streets of South Commons, stay the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the Chicago South Loop Hotel and the ChinaTown Hotel SRO LTD are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.


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