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Soldier Field
Vacation Travel Guide

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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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥9,872 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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4.3/5Excellent! (1,653 reviews)

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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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,619 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (3,062 reviews)

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Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

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Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
4 out of 5
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥11,822 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥9,872 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥5,619 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront
4 out of 5
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥11,822 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥7,392 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥11,018 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Hotel Essex Chicago
Hotel Essex Chicago
4 out of 5
800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥9,860 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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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 ¥8,726 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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Swissotel - Chicago
Swissotel - Chicago
4.5 out of 5
323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
The price is ¥11,391 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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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 ¥11,531 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
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