Destination guide

Exciting South Loop will entice you

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

Activities

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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Loop a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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 travelling 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 transport at Roosevelt Station or Harrison Station to see more of the city.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Loop:

  • Museum Park: 82 holiday homes
  • Chicago Loop: 572 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 199 holiday homes
  • Lakeshore East: 97 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 183 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in South Loop. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museum Campus: 1,301 holiday rentals
  • Northerly Island Park: 1,324 holiday rentals
  • McCormick Place: 1,098 holiday rentals
  • Soldier Field: 1,302 holiday rentals
  • Film Row Cinema: 1,322 holiday rentals

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: 127 holiday houses
  • Studios: 110 holiday houses

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 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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