Top 20 U.S. Cities For St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day less than a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released their report on 2017’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.

To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 16 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.”

Here are their results:

Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day
1 Buffalo, NY 11 Naperville, IL
2 Madison, WI 12 Rochester, NY
3 Boston, MA 13 Cincinnati, OH
4 Cedar Rapids, IA 14 Chicago, IL
5 Worcester, MA 15 Springfield, MA
6 Pittsburgh, PA 16 Springfield, MO
7 Akron, OH 17 St. Paul, MN
8 Tampa, FL 18 Overland Park, KS
9 Philadelphia, PA 19 Sioux Falls, SD
10 Cleveland, OH 20 Grand Rapids, MI

To view the full report and your city’s rank, click here.

St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  • 72 Minutes – Interval at which alcohol-related car crashes claim a life on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $3,762 – Cost of an Uber ride from Boston to Dublin, Ohio (versus up to $24,000 for the total DUI cost).
  • $1.22 Million – Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold, which contains 1,000 gold coins weighing 1 ounce each.
  • 13 Million – Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • $5.3 Billion – Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 (or $38 per person celebrating).

Credit: WalletHub.com
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