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Top USA spots for St. Patrick’s Day

Date: 16th March 2018

It’s that time of the year again. The trees are slowly coming into blossom, spring is almost here and the Irish are throwing the world a party!

Today across the United States, millions will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are our favourite three destinations we think are the best to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a road trip.

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Bostons St. Patrick’s Day celebration is legendary. The city’s Irish heritage and pride run deep; nearly a quarter of all Boston residents claim Irish ancestry.

Parties begin weeks before the official day and include concerts, an Irish film festival and celebrations at Irish bars and local breweries, like the Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival. The St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in South Boston, typically on a weekend because of the huge crowds. Up to 1 million people line the route to watch floats, marching bands and bagpipe bands from both Ireland and the United States.

Savannah, Georgia

 

Since 1824, the Southern coastal city of Savannah has paid homage to St. Patrick with weeks of festivities culminating in a parade on March 17. Hundreds of thousands of people converge in the town’s grassy squares, setting up tables and chairs, as the city’s Forsyth Park fountain flows green.

After the parade, the party continues into the wee hours of the morning at Savannah’s many Irish pubs.

New Orleans, Louisianna

 

It would have been too obvious to list New York, and while the Big Apple does throw a wild party, New Orleans is just as good. Celebrations run for a full two weeks and include the tradition of throwing cabbages, carrots, potatoes and onions from parade floats into the crowds. The large Irish-Italian community here combines their St. Joseph parade too for a very European feel.

You can’t miss the block party at Parasol’s without saying you’ve experienced a New Orleans St Patrick’s Day.

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If you’re interested in visiting the U.S.A. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day contact us today to start planning your road trip adventure. You can call us on 01244 342 099 or contact us online here.

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