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Soldier Field

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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Hotel Essex Chicago $90
Reviewed on May 24, 2019
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Hotel Essex Chicago

Hotel Essex Chicago

800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
     
    4.5 of 5
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    The hotel was very clean, excellently clean. The staff were also very friendly and helpful . The food was also good and in such a beautiful location. So far I was highly satisfied with my stay

    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel $125
    Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      The hotel itself is unbelievably beautiful and well-maintained. The breakfast staff could have been friendlier and it would be nice to have and in-room coffee maker.

      Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile $129
      Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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      Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile

      Hilton Chicago- Michigan Ave Cultural Mile

      720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
         
        4.2 of 5
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        A absolutely beautiful and historic hotel. We loved staying her and we always felt welcome!

        Congress Plaza Hotel $110
        Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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        Congress Plaza Hotel

        Congress Plaza Hotel

        520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
           
          3.7 of 5
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          Shower didnt work properly had to turn a screw to get it to work.

          Hyatt Regency McCormick Place $119
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          Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

          Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

          2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL
             
            4.4 of 5
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            Flawless....service was over the top. Clean, convenient. I was impressed.