Destination guide

The exciting city of Near West Side awaits you

Enjoy the area's art galleries, live music and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Near West Side. Travelers like the skyscrapers, theaters and architecture in this cosmopolitan and scenic city. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Near West Side

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Near West Side has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Navy Pier (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Near West Side

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Near West Side is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Grant Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lincoln Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Addams/Medill Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Union Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Douglas Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)

Transportation options to and around Near West Side

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 14.3 mi (23 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Chicago Union Station or Chicago Halsted Station and explore the city from there. It's easy to get around Near West Side by catching a ride on the metro at Polk Station, Racine Station or Illinois Medical District Station.

Where to stay around Near West Side?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 354 holiday lettings near Near West Side. From 31 Houses to 320 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Near West Side area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Near West Side?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Near West Side:

  • Wicker Park: 591 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 103 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 198 holiday homes
  • Magnolia Glen: 29 holiday homes
  • Bronzeville: 55 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Near West Side?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Near West Side. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • United Center: 1,375 holiday lettings
  • UIC Pavilion: 1,448 holiday lettings
  • Chicago Western Avenue Station (Milwaukee District-West): 1,376 holiday lettings
  • Chicago Halsted Station: 1,445 holiday lettings
  • University of Illinois Chicago: 1,445 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Near West Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 31 Houses in Near West Side. Our other popular types of Near West Side holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 320 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 254 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Near West Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 61 holiday homes with pool available in Near West Side. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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