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South Commons overview

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

How to get to South Commons

Fly in to Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from central 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 that are especially popular with families include:
  • • John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • • Skydeck Ledge
  • • Harpo Studios
  • • Navy Pier
It's notable for its beaches and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Kathy Osterman Beach
  • • Ohio Street Beach
  • • North Avenue Beach
  • • Montrose Beach
Below are some favourite shopping areas for finding that perfect souvenir:
  • • Maxwell Street Market
  • • Shops at Northbridge
  • • Chicago Place Mall
  • • Water Tower Place
  • • 900 North Michigan Shops
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 the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, -8°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 11°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -7°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 172 cm
  • April-June: 300 cm
  • July-September: 287 cm
  • October-December: 234 cm
  • Family-friendly
  • Business-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Romantic
  • Beaches