The Windy City is known for its pristine streets, incredible attractions, raucous sports fans—and downtown traffic. Driving in Chicago isn't for the faint of heart, as streets are not only packed with vehicle traffic, but they teem with jaywalking pedestrians and cyclists.
Finding cheap parking downtown can be difficult. One way to get around expensive parking is to do your research ahead of time to find cheaper parking spots. Some parking garages offer special rates on event days or you can reserve garage parking in advance from one of many services.