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Get Your Green On: Visit One of These U.S. Cities For The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Are you looking to celebrate the luck o' the Irish this St. Patrick's Day? We've compiled a list of our top five favorite U.S. cities that host the ultimate St. Patty's Day parties:

     1. Dublin, Ohio. Named a top city to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Orbitz and U.S. travel, March 17th is the "Greenest and Grandest day of the year" in Dublin, Ohio. Start the day off with an epic pancake breakfast, followed by the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Blarney Bash. The Blarney Bash is a great family friendly party that includes Irish dancers, food trucks, beverages, and a wee folk area for the little ones.

2. Boston, Massachusetts. The country's most Irish American city celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a huge parade and array of events! Celebrate the day by attending the Irish Film Festival, St. Patrick's Day Road Race, and Boston's own Dropkick Murphy concert at the House of Blues near Fenway Park.

3. Chicago, Illinois. St. Patrick's Day in Chicago has gained worldwide recognition for their annual tradition of dying the Chicago River green. The city celebrates St. Patty's Day in style with three parades: one downtown, the Southside Irish Parade, and the Northwest Side Irish Parade. For the fitness fanatics, Chicago hosts the Leprechaun Leap Run and Get Lucky Half Marathon. You can also enjoy the Chicago Shamrock Crawl in Wrigleyville, and lunch river cruises along the Chicago River.

4. New York City, New York.
Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day in the home of the largest St. Patty's Day parade! The parade begins at 44
th Street and includes creative floats, trucks, Irish dancers and leprechauns galore. NYC also hosts two spectacular walking tours: explore the city's organized crime history by visiting streets and establishments where New York's infamous Irish gang members once reigned, and tour lower-Manhattan's former "Little Ireland" where you will learn the history and contributions made by many of the Irish immigrants that called NYC home.

5. New Orleans, Louisiana. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Big Easy! In true New Orleans fashion, the city hosts a variety of block parties and parades that are anything but boring. The annual celebration at the Irish Channel Parade is one you can't miss; floats and participants throw cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes and moon pies out to spectators!

If you're planning to get your green on at one of these exciting destinations this St. Patrick's Day, we encourage you to contact us to set up a travel notification before you go. This way, you won't run into issues with your debit card while enjoying your weekend out of town!

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