Wallethub recently crunched the numbers to find out which U.S. Cities are the Best places to visit for St. Patrick's Day. With over 31 Million U.S. Resident's claiming Irish Heritage, St. Patrick's Day has proven to be one of the biggest celebrations each year. It's estimated we'll spend $5.6-Billion this March 17th. (that's a lot of green....)
So where should your party headquarters be in 2019? Despite our backyard of Boston laying claim to one of the first St. Pats Parades in the Country, Chicago and its green-dyed river came in First on this Wallethub list. The experts in the white lab coats compared 200 of the largest cities across 17 key metrics to find the ideal Irish heritage location. It broke down like this: : 1) St. Patrick’s Day Traditions, 2) Costs, 3) Safety & Accessibility and 4) St. Patrick’s Day Weather.
Here's how the Top Ten came in
Here's a look at each City side-by-side from Wallethub and even more data to wrap your head around. Below, is an annual reminder of what, NOT to do next Weekend.