St. Patrick’s Day was among the first holidays to effectively be canceled when the COVID-19 crisis was declared a pandemic in March 2020. While travelers have been able to celebrate in a more traditional manner in recent years, 2023 is poised to be one of the most lively St. Paddy’s celebrations ever. That is if you land at the right destination.
Personal finance website WalletHub recently compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across four categories—St. Patrick’s Day traditions, costs, safety and accessibility and weather—and 15 key metrics to find the best places to have the most fun celebrating the holiday on a budget. Experts examined more than a dozen important factors for a great holiday, including the number of Irish pubs and restaurants per capita, the lowest price for a three-star hotel on Friday, March 17 and the latest weather forecast.
Here are the 10 U.S. cities that fared the best in this year’s study.
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