With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.6 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, travel experts released “2019’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations” report.
To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, experts compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day to weather forecast.
Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day
1 Chicago, IL 11 Milwaukee, WI 2 Philadelphia, PA 12 Cleveland, OH 3 Madison, WI 13 Minneapolis, MN 4 Boston, MA 14 Buffalo, NY 5 Tampa, FL 15 Omaha, NE 6 Naperville, IL 16 Cedar Rapids, IA 7 New York, NY 17 Rochester, NY 8 Pittsburgh, PA 18 St. Louis, MO 9 Rockford, IL 19 Overland Park, KS 10 Dayton, OH 20 St. Paul, MN
St. Patrick’s Day Facts
• 819%: Increase in Guinness consumption on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (152.5% more beer is sold overall).
• $1.3 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold.