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Near West Side

Near West Side is a neighborhood in Chicago, a wonderful city that 2,700,000 people call home.

Near West Side Vacation Packages

Add that to the crowds of visitors who make the journey each year. Hitting the tarmac at Midway International Airport? Collect your bags, head 7 miles northeast and you'll be in Near West Side. Upon arrival, you'll be 2 miles from the city's heart.

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows are a few close by hotspots you'll want to see first. Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum are also highly favored by locals and visitors alike. To experience another side of Chicago, head down to the adjacent neighborhoods Grace Abbott Homes and Robert Brooks Homes.

You will find McCormick Place, one of the most iconic sights in the region, located 3 miles to the southeast.

The Chicago city center is filled with memorable diversions, like Chicago Children's Museum and Navy Pier. John G. Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History are also worth a visit.

Second City, Dave & Buster's, Blues on Halstead and Kingston Mines are great excuses to kick back and relax.

Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Chicago Cultural Center are ideal for those eager to learn a bit about the local culture in Chicago.

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago and Fine Arts Building are ideal for art aficionados. Study the artworks or just take five in the calm surroundings.

Keep an eye out for group tours or just wander the halls of Glessner House Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum and Loyola University Museum of Art. These places are perfect for stormy days.

Watch a performance at Arie Crown Theater, Harris Theater, Broadway Playhouse and Lookingglass Theatre. We recommend you pre-book your passes as soon as you can.

For a few family-friendly places, plan visits to Film Row Cinema, Harold Washington Library Center, Newberry Library and Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica.

Your kids won't want to miss out on the many wonderful creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo and Farm-in-the-Zoo.

Head over to Northerly Island Park, Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze and Pump It Up Party Zone. The children can go crazy and you can put your feet up.

Don't forget to experience a few of the outdoor areas, such as Skydeck Ledge, South Pond and Bubbly Creek.

Feel the sand under your feet as you look across the water at a local beach. Recommended ones are Ohio Street Beach, North Avenue Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach.

Lie on the grass, lose yourself in a good book and listen to the birdsong at Lake Meadows Park, Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Millennium Park and Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Find the perfect accessory, grab a bite to eat or just do some people-watching at Maxwell Street Market, 900 North Michigan Shops, Shops at Northbridge and Afrocentric Bookstore.

The nearby historic attractions will give you a better understanding of the region's unique past. Buckingham Fountain, Aon Center, Water Tower Place and Tribune Tower are not to be missed.

Spiritual sites, such as Holy Name Cathedral, S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church and Fourth Presbyterian Church, can provide you with a greater understanding of the region. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and take a moment to think.

When you're ready for some sports action, check out the Chicago Bulls or the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. If sports are not your thing, you can still come to the stadium at one of the many music concerts staged here.


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Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

733 W Madison St, Chicago
4.1
of 5, from 1,435 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of UIC Pavilion, Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. University of Illinois Chicago and Merchandise Mart are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£50
Hotel Chicago West Loop

Hotel Chicago West Loop

1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago
4.1
of 5, from 606 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois Chicago and United Center. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£51
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago - Downtown

506 West Harrison Street, Chicago
3.8
of 5, from 837 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Willis Tower, Skydeck Ledge and University of Illinois Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£62
Hampton Inn Chicago West Loop

Hampton Inn Chicago West Loop

116 North Jefferson Street, Chicago
4.7
of 5, from 188 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chicago City Hall and Merchandise Mart. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£105
Ace Hotel Chicago

Ace Hotel Chicago

311 North Morgan Street, Chicago
4.7
of 5, from 25 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois Chicago and Merchandise Mart. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£66
Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

625 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago
4.2
of 5, from 609 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois Chicago and United Center. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£75
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop

118 North Jefferson Street, Chicago
4.7
of 5, from 84 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chicago City Hall, Merchandise Mart and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£116
The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast

The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast

108 N May Street, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Near West Side, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.7 km) from United Center.

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