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South Commons overview

South Commons is an urban area unique for its sports. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Skydeck Ledge and John G. Shedd Aquarium. Popular sights like McCormick Place and Art Institute of Chicago won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, South Commons also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in South Commons

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around South Commons has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in South Commons with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all South Commons hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best South Commons hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to South Commons

Fly in to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from downtown South Commons. Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 17.4 mi (28 km) away.

What to see around South Commons

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • US Cellular Field
  • • Soldier Field
  • • UIC Pavilion
  • • The East Bank Club
  • • United Center
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • Harpo Studios
  • • Navy Pier
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Maxwell Street Market
  • • Shops at Northbridge
  • • Chicago Place Mall
  • • Water Tower Place
  • • 900 North Michigan Shops
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • McCormick Place
  • • Art Institute of Chicago
  • • University of Illinois Chicago
  • • Willis Tower
  • • Millennium Park

When to visit South Commons

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 53°F day, 18°F night
  • April-June: 84°F day, 36°F night
  • July-September: 85°F day, 51°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 6.77 inches
  • April-June: 11.81 inches
  • July-September: 11.30 inches
  • October-December: 9.21 inches