The world famous Irish holiday of St. Patricks’ Day has long been associated with having fun and general drunken revelry, but it can be hard to know where best to go to go out and really enjoy it. If you are hoping to pull out all the stops this year, then you might want to think about where you are actually going to go to celebrate it – and you might find it is a good idea to try and go a little further afield than your hometown this time around. But the question then is: which US city provides the best St. Patrick’s Day experience? Let’s have a look at some of the most renowned party towns fo you to choose from.
New York City
If you are thinking of partying in the US, it is hard to ignore the famous city of New York. there is hardly anywhere better in the world, not just the US, for a fun night out, so it is definitely likely that St. Patrick’s Night will be rocking in the big apple. In many respects, you might even find that you are struggling to decide on a specific place to go – but that does mean that it is an ideal spot for a pub or bar crawl, so that shouldn’t matter too much. New York is one of the very best party towns, and on this day in March every year it gets particularly crazy. Not one for the faint-hearted, but a great choice if you really do love to party.
Although less commonly considered on par with New York, Oklahoma City remains one of the best cities in the country to go out and have a lot of fun. Part of the reason for this is that it has a great many bars in a small area compared to many other cities – but it is also a safer night out than many other places too. What’s more, you can be sure of treating yourself to a good night by ending up at the Wyndham Hotel Oklahoma City or any of the great accommodation choices – meaning that you can make the night last as long as you like. That’s exactly what you want on St. Patrick’s, so this is one city you should not overlook just yet.
If what you’re really after is some absolutely incredible live music, then why not go to one of the country’s top historical musical sites? The city of Seattle has long been known for its live music scene, and this remains as true as ever. If you want to have a great night with some live music, you can’t really find anywhere as good in the country – or in much of the world. Of course, you should make sure that you are ready to mosh, as you never really know just how crazy it might get in this town. But if you’re after that, then you won’t be disappointed.
As our friends at WalletHub have said, not every city that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day is worth kissing the Irish for. They compared 200 of the largest cities across 17 key metrics to find the best places to wear green and save some, too. Below is just a smidge of their findings – to get the full report visit 2018’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.
So here’s wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day and hoping you don’t get pinched!