Destination guide

Exciting South Loop will entice you

The area's museums and architecture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in South Loop. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognized for its lake, restaurants and shopping. Take in top local attractions like McCormick Place and Soldier Field. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around South Loop

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Loop a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skydeck Ledge (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Navy Pier (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Brookfield Zoo (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in South Loop

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, South Loop is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Millennium Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Grant Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Lincoln Park (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Northerly Island Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Northerly Island (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Lakefront Trail (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)

Transportation options to and around South Loop

Fly into Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Chicago 18th Street Station, Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station and Chicago McCormick Place Station are the main stations that serve the city. Walk to nearby metro transportation at Roosevelt Station or Harrison Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around South Loop?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 245 holiday lettings near South Loop. From 2 Houses to 241 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Loop is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Loop?

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 South Loop:

  • Wicker Park: 687 holiday homes
  • West Town: 709 holiday homes
  • West Bucktown: 117 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 230 holiday homes
  • Magnolia Glen: 36 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 South Loop?

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

  • Museum Campus: 1,673 holiday lettings
  • Soldier Field: 1,645 holiday lettings
  • Film Row Cinema: 1,648 holiday lettings
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum: 1,633 holiday lettings
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium: 1,645 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Loop 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 South Loop?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2 Houses in South Loop. Our other popular types of South Loop holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 241 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 221 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Loop?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 34 holiday homes with pool available in South Loop. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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