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Soldier Field
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Events center, NFL stadium and historic landmark all in one, this waterfront field is one of Chicago’s most popular destinations.

Soldier Field has been one of Chicago’s most well-known landmarks since its construction in 1924 and is the oldest NFL stadium in the country.

Check the program of events before you arrive to catch an NFL match or see some of the biggest names in music who regularly perform here. The venue’s events calendar is packed with shows and performances.

If you are visiting during the NFL season, don’t miss the chance to watch the Chicago Bears play at their home ground. Look out for the Bear’s official mascot, Staley da Bear, named after the man who founded the team.

Originally named to honor the armed forces, Soldier Field is as much a memorial as it is an events center. Take a seat in the Grand Concourse to admire the plaques that honor fallen soldiers. Stroll along the Memorial Waterfall, which commemorates different branches of the armed services. This is an ideal place to visit to enjoy a quiet moment amidst the activity. The South Courtyard features the famous Doughboy Statue, which was erected by sculptor E.M. Viquesney. It honors the soldiers who fought in World War I.

In 2003, a massive renovation was completed that modernized the stadium and the surrounding area. Chicago natives have slowly adapted to the changes and still class Soldier Field as one of the city’s most important landmarks.

Guided tours are offered on selected days throughout the week and provide insight into nearly a century of architectural and sports history. Step into the Visitors Locker Room and stand where some of the country’s greatest athletes have prepared for games. Walk up to the Colonnades to enjoy views of the stadium and Lake Michigan. Make sure to have your camera ready for the end of the tour, where you can pose on the turf.

The cheapest option to get to Soldier Field is to take the bus or metro. Both options have stations that are right next to the stadium entrance. After exploring the stadium, walk to nearby Alder Planetarium or take a walk along the waterfront.

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Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $65 per night from May 24 to May 24
Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium ...
3.9/5Good! (2,906 reviews)
"Hotel is right there in the middle of chicago loop. Close to the cta/metro. Across the lake. Walking distance from everywhere. Price was unbeatable."

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
4 out of 5
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is $119 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in South Loop, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of McCormick Place and Wintrust Arena. Lakefront Trail and Soldier Field are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,698 reviews)
"Staff was nice and helpful but my room could have been cleaner. There was hair on the sink in the bathroom and the coffee cup lids had black stuff on them."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
The price is $89 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in The Loop, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge. Chicago Riverwalk and Cadillac Palace Theatre are also within 10 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,130 reviews)
"Good location. Staff was polite, helpful, and informative. The hotel was clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
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Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $65 per night from May 24 to May 24
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
4 out of 5
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is $119 per night from May 23 to May 23
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown
3 out of 5
1 S Franklin Street, Chicago, IL
The price is $89 per night from May 31 to May 31
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Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is $108 per night from May 24 to May 24
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DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
3.5 out of 5
300 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
The price is $130 per night from May 20 to May 20
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Hotel Essex Chicago
Hotel Essex Chicago
4 out of 5
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is $94 per night from May 24 to May 24
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
59 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL
The price is $101 per night from May 26 to May 26
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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
3 out of 5
55 E 11th Street, Chicago, IL
The price is $87 per night from May 23 to May 23
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is $178 per night from May 25 to May 25
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.