Destination guide

The artsy area of Lower West Side awaits your stay

Take a vacation to Lower West Side and enjoy the area's art galleries, festivals and museums. This cosmopolitan city is known for its cafés, entertainment and bars. McCormick Place and Willis Tower are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Lower West Side

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lower West Side a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Navy Pier (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lower West Side

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lower West Side is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Grant Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Lincoln Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Addams/Medill Park (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Douglas Park (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Union Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Lower West Side

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Chicago Western Avenue Station. You can see more of Lower West Side by catching a ride on the metro at Damen Station, 18th Station or Ashland Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lower West Side?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 62 vacation rentals near Lower West Side. From 9 Houses to 53 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lower West Side for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lower West Side?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lower West Side:

  • Chicago Loop: 624 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 402 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Park: 672 vacation rentals
  • River North: 481 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 569 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lower West Side?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lower West Side. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chicago Western Avenue Station (BNSF): 1,742 vacation rentals
  • Western Station (Pink Line): 1,744 vacation rentals
  • St Pius Church: 1,744 vacation rentals
  • American Police Center & Museum: 1,733 vacation rentals
  • St Adalbert Church: 1,742 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower West Side listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lower West Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Houses in Lower West Side. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lower West Side include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Studios: 50 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lower West Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Lower West Side. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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