I am driving to Chicago from Detroit for a vacation for the first time, and wanted to know whether I should drive my car within the city or use the CTA 3 day pass. I know the choice can be subjective, so I would like to know opinion from someone who lives there on both modes of travel. I am not expert driver, and I won't consider my experience within the Motor City anywhere near Chicago. My worries are traffic, parking, driving rules for my car, meanwhile I am worried about using the public transport because of safety reasons and slow mode of transportation.
Update: Although I am not constrained by money, I don't want to blow it either. I don't know how safe it is to street park, as that seems quite cheaper than parking in buildings. Please rate between 1 to 10 for the three options: A) ParkChicago (street parking) B) SpotHero (building parking) C) CTA 3 day pass ( no need for car parking)
You can rate these three options on following parameters: 1. Cost 2. Safety 3. Time for travel 4. Flexibility
EDIT: Now that I have completed my trip to Chicago, I would like to add my own answer that might be useful for someone else searching for the same thing in future.