Travel: Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Destinations
How are you going to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a list of the top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Destinations in the United States.
Watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Chicago after watching the Chicago River transform into an emerald channel of Irish luck. This year the festivities will take place the day before, on Saturday March 16th.
South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is the nation’s second largest parade. Marching on for 2½ hours, the parade attracts close to one million people every year and is broadcast to the Armed Forces over seas. Many other parades are performed in the surrounding areas.
Participate in or cheer on the St. Patrick’s Day 5k Race in the morning and then check out some Irish Step Dancers or take a walk down the Irish Heritage Trail.
Starting their festivities a month before, this city knows what it means to be green. Enjoy a celebration on the Savannah River with nonstop entertainment and a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the morning.
San Francisco, California
A St. Patrick’s Day parade and the following festival consisting of arts and crafts, games and inflatables.
Staying true to its name, the city celebrates all year long, but most especially on St. Patrick’s day with a parade and merriment throughout the Historic District. Take part in Celtic entertainment, trying Irish delicacies, and buying your own Irish imports. It’s like you’re actually there!
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