The Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day

The Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.3 billion expected to be spent for the holiday, according to WalletHub’s report on the Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, the firm compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from “Irish pubs and restaurants per capita” to “lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day.”

Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day

1. Buffalo, NY
2. Madison, WI
3. Boston, MA
4. Cedar Rapids, IA
5. Worcester, MA
6. Pittsburgh, PA
7. Akron, OH
8. Tampa, FL
9. Philadelphia, PA
10. Cleveland, OH
11. Naperville, IL
12. Rochester, NY
13. Cincinnati, OH
14. Chicago, IL
15. Springfield, MA
16. Springfield, MO
17. St. Paul, MN
18. Overland Park, KS
19. Sioux Falls, SD
20. Grand Rapids, MI

St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  • 72 Minutes — Interval at which alcohol-related car crashes claim a life on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $3,762 — Cost of an Uber ride from Boston to Dublin, Ohio (versus up to $24,000 for the total DUI cost).
  • $1.22 Million — Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold, which contains 1,000 gold coins weighing 1 ounce each.
  • 13 Million — Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $5.3 Billion — Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day (or $38 per person celebrating).