Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Near South Side

Enjoy the museums and other features of Near South Side. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognized for its lake, restaurants and sporting events. McCormick Place and Soldier Field are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Near South Side

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Near South Side a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Navy Pier (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.2 mi / 18 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Near South Side

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Near South Side is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Grant Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Northerly Island (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Northerly Island Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Lakefront Trail (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Near South Side

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 16.9 mi (27.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Chicago 18th Street Station or Chicago McCormick Place Station and explore the city from there. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Roosevelt Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Near South Side?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 664 vacation rentals near Near South Side. From 59 Houses to 590 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 Near South Side for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Near South 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 Near South Side:

  • Chicago Loop: 751 vacation rentals
  • Wrigleyville: 389 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Park: 660 vacation rentals
  • River North: 498 vacation rentals
  • Magnificent Mile: 553 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 Near South Side?

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

  • McCormick Place: 1,372 vacation rentals
  • National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum: 1,628 vacation rentals
  • Clarke House Museum: 1,626 vacation rentals
  • Cermak-Chinatown Station: 1,628 vacation rentals
  • William K Kimball House: 1,622 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Near South 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 Near South Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 59 Houses in Near South Side. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Near South Side include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 590 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 6 rentals available
  • Studios: 492 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Near South Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 155 vacation rentals with pool available in Near South Side. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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