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South Commons overview

South Commons is a budget-friendly place distinct for its museums and theaters, and known for its aquarium and Chinatown. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar 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 business-friendly area, South Commons also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in South Commons

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, South Commons has options to suit everyone's style. There are 433 hotels in the South Commons area and you can shop as many as 145 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 65%.
  • • 89 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 179 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 127 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 28 5-star hotels with an average price of $129 per night

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

Known for its aquarium, the area's attractions include:
  • • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • Harpo Studios
  • • Navy Pier
Museums and theaters are top draws with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Arie Crown Theater
  • • Glessner House Museum
  • • National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
  • • Field Museum of Natural History
  • • Film Row Cinema
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: 6.7 inches
  • • April-June: 11.8 inches
  • • July-September: 11.3 inches
  • • October-December: 9.2 inches