The Top 3 Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

by Sara Williams

88% of Americans are interested in traveling to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. That number is quite a bit higher than I would have expected! Read about castle hotels to stay in of you’re thinking of going, “across the pond,” this St. Patrick’s Day.

If you are celebrating in the United States we have the top three best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in measured across many factors such as most Irish pubs and bars, and least expensive three star hotel in the area.

But First a Few Fun Facts to Get You in the Celebratory Mood

people drinking beer celebrating st. patricks day

On St. Patrick’s Day there is 153% more spirits sold, and 174% more beer sold than on an average day of the year. I expected it would be more, of course, but that’s nearly double the amount of beer!

Historically the city with the best weather on St. Patrick’s Day is Colorado Springs CO. The worst weather is typically Knoxville TN. Definitely a factor when determining the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The most Irish pubs per capita is New York City, followed closely by Chicago
which has the most St. Patrick’s Day themed parties and festivals.

new york city st patricks day parade

The city with the highest cost to party (celebrate and stay) for St. Patrick’s Day is Brownsville TX. The most affordable places (including the lowest price three star hotels in these areas) is #1 Las Vegas NV, #2 Madison WI, #3 Warren MI.

So Who is the Winner of the Top 10 Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

chicago river on st patricks day

Chicago River Turned Green for St. Patrick’s Day

drum roll please – the best city across all parameters to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is… Chicago! Boston is second, and surprisingly New York (which should be third my opinion) came in seventh.

Read more – All stats for the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day courtesy of Wallet Hub.

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OxyTrojan March 11, 2020 - 1:10 pm

San Diego has the biggest parade west of the Mississippi and pretty much always good weather


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