Love university life, museums, and cathedrals? Get away to Hyde Park!

Discover the family-friendly area of Hyde Park—a college vibe, museums, and top sights like Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

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Top Hotels in Hyde Park

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sophy Hyde Park
3.5 out of 5
1411 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL
$171
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.8/5Exceptional! (170 reviews)

Located in Hyde Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burnham Park, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and University of Chicago. State Street is 2 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (170 reviews)

"Every part of the property was well maintained. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurants food was delicious."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Sophy Hyde Park
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Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
3 out of 5
5225 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL
$157
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (775 reviews)

Located in Hyde Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burnham Park, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and University of Chicago. State Street is 2.2 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (775 reviews)

"Close to U Chicago with many eateries and Target nearby. Room is very spacious though a little noisy on the 2nd flr"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
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Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
$149
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
3.7/5Good! (5,373 reviews)

Located in The Loop, this hotel is steps from Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Auditorium Building and Theatre. Fine Arts Building ...

3.7/5Good! (5,373 reviews)

"This property is located perfectly for tourists. Located on S Michigan Ave with an awesome view. Rooms are spacious. Initially we had a few issues with our room but the manager moved us to a room with a much nicer bathroom and WiFi that worked. This move made our experience perfect. Thank you. I ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Congress Plaza Hotel
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Hotel Essex Chicago
4 out of 5
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
$129
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (451 reviews)

Located in The Loop, this hotel is steps from Lakefront Trail and Grant Park. State Street and Columbia College Chicago are also within 5 minutes. Harrison Station ...

4.4/5Excellent! (451 reviews)

"We were told this hotel was recently renovated and you can tell. Everything is new and super chic we loved it. My favorite thing in the room was the blue tile in the shower. The bed was big and comfy. Would definitely go back"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Hotel Essex Chicago
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The Whitehall Hotel
4 out of 5
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL
$110
per night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4.1/5Very Good! (9,182 reviews)

Located in Near North Side, this romantic hotel is steps from 900 North Michigan Shops, John Hancock Center, and Water Tower Place. Chicago Water Tower and Michigan ...

4.1/5Very Good! (9,182 reviews)

"The property was in a great location. Close to nearby shops and in the heartbeat of the city. The hotel itself is a nice hotel. The staff are really friendly and the rooms are clean and suitable for all parties. Would highly recommend!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

The Whitehall Hotel
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Inn of Chicago
3 out of 5
162 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
$98
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
3.6/5Good! (6,022 reviews)

Located in Near North Side, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Michigan Avenue, Tribune Tower, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Water Tower ...

3.6/5Good! (6,022 reviews)

"Nice staff, nice lobby, nice neighborhood, room's furnitures are old but clean"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Inn of Chicago

Popular things to do in Hyde Park

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
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Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

This large, interactive museum contains a coal mine and World War II submarine among its many attractions.

Robie House
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Robie House

Witness the simple beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs in a Chicago house that epitomizes a popular American style of architecture.  

Wrigley Field
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Wrigley Field

Tour the iconic grounds and catch a game March through September at Chicago’s beloved baseball stadium.

Millennium Park
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Millennium Park

A landmark gathering place for locals and visitors who come to admire the unique art, architecture and landscape.

McCormick Place
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McCormick Place

Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.

Willis Tower
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Willis Tower

Visit the Skydeck and gaze down over the Chicago cityscape from a dazzling 1,353 feet above the sidewalk.

Top activities in Hyde Park

Chicago CityPASS: Save on Chicago's 5 Best Attractions
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Chicago CityPASS: Save on Chicago's 5 Best Attractions

$108

Chicago CityPASS® tickets include premium admission to Chicago’s top attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier
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Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

$41

Equal parts boat and buildings, this river cruise gives you a from-the-water perspective of Chicago skyline and up-close views of its most iconic structures. Board an open-roofed vessel and float with the current as an architecture expert shares the fascinating history behind the Windy City's most renowned buildings.

360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)
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360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)

$22

At 360 CHICAGO, the guest experience begins at the ground floor with a museum-style exhibition celebrating Chicago’s history and nine of its culturally rich neighborhoods.

Chicago Mob Tour: Criminals & Gangsters Bus Tour
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Chicago Mob Tour: Criminals & Gangsters Bus Tour

$40

Explore Chicago's seedy underworld on this guided bus tour of its most famous gangsters and mobsters. Investigate the former haunts of legends like Al Capone, The Untouchables, and John Dillinger as you explore the sites of major crimes, violent deaths, and shocking trials on this guided excursion.

Skydeck & The Ledge Tickets at Willis Tower
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Skydeck & The Ledge Tickets at Willis Tower

$25

Take in the view from the sky-high heights of the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States. From the 103rd floor, look out over 4 states and the Windy City's urban sprawl, and then test your vertigo on a glass balcony to peer down at the streets and skyscrapers of Chicago beneath your feet.

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods
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Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

$35

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3713 Beginning at the Chicago Architecture Center, this 1.5-hour tour will take you through five of Chicago's historic neighborhoods via a two-story open-top bus.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Hyde Park

Free Things to Do in Chicago with Kids
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Free Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

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Other neighborhoods in Chicago

Downtown Chicago
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Downtown Chicago

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Architecture

The heart of the Midwest’s glittering metropolis has many offerings, from shopping and dining to parks, museums and exciting contemporary public art.

Magnificent Mile
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Magnificent Mile

Known for Skyscrapers, Urban, Architecture

Shopaholics need look no further this glittering street packed with boutique and luxury shops, famous department stores and cafes.

The Loop
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The Loop

Known for Urban, Architecture, Museums

Bordered roughly by the surrounding elevated train circuit, this Chicago neighborhood has restaurants, galleries, parks and a giant silver bean.

O'Hare
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O'Hare

Known for Dining, Friendly People, Excursions

Spend some time visiting places like Grandparents Park while getting to know O'Hare, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Cumberland Station or Rosemont Station to see more of the area.

River North
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River North

Known for Architecture, Shopping, Urban

Known for its fantastic nightlife, stunning river views, and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in River North. Top attractions like Merchandise Mart and Chicago Riverwalk are major draws. Catch the metro at Chicago Station (Brown Line) or Merchandise Mart Station to see more of the city.

Lincoln Park
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Lincoln Park

Known for Zoo, Urban, Lakes

Both a neighborhood and a park, this northern Chicago area has gorgeous scenery, residential streets lined with stately homes and extensive shopping and dining.