Best Places to Spend St. Patrick’s Day, 2023

Best places to spend St. Patrick's Day

St Paddy’s Day is around the corner and there are some fantastic places to celebrate! Put your lucky foot forward, and start planning a getaway for Ireland’s national day! Celebrate St Patrick’s Day, March 17th, where ever you are in the world with a glamping getaway!

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Best places to go for St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the home of Guinness!

St. Patrick’s Day or not, Ireland is a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The Irish countryside offers the best of the great outdoors. Surrounding cities are filled with culture, traditional pubs, and plenty of entertainment. Undoubtedly one of the best places to go for St. Patrick’s Day is Dublin. Get a real flavor of the traditions behind the holiday. Find out what Irish people really eat on St. Paddy’s Day! From March 13th until March 17th, 2023, there are parades, singing, dancing, and live music performed by bands from all over the world. Where better to enjoy a pint of Guinness than, the home of Guinness? Head down to Temple Bar, and join the crowds celebrating the day!

Dublin makes it onto our list of best places to spend St. Patrick's Day

Watch the parade at Trafalgar Square for St. Patrick’s Day: London goes shamrock green!

Over the last few years, London has increasingly become one of the best places to spend St. Patrick’s Day. London famously hosts a number of cultural events to celebrate its diversity. 2023 marks the 20th year of the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Festival. Enjoy the festivities on March 12th for the parade and performances by bands and comedians in Trafalgar Square. Staying in a vacation rental outside of London gives you the best of both worlds; countryside and city festivities. Trafalgar Square is well connected to Waterloo Station, and Charing Cross is just a short walk away. Making it easy to pop up to London for the day to enjoy the festivities!

Spend St. Patrick's Day in London
Photo by Garry Knight

Irlanda in Festa in Florence: unique places to spend St. Patrick’s Day, 2023

Of all the places to spend St. Patrick’s Day, Florence, Italy, should be on your list. St. Patrick’s Day in Florence is a three-day event celebrating all things Irish! If you find yourself on a vacation in Tuscany during St. Patrick’s Day and you want to celebrate, head to the ‘Irlanda in Festa’ festival. You’ll enjoy Celtic music, Irish food, and drinks. Head down to Finnegan’s Irish Pub, and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to Galway for the evening!

Enjoy a visit to Florence this Paddy's Day!

Shipping up to Boston! St. Patrick’s Day in its American home

If you find yourself stateside for St. Patrick’s Day, Boston, Massachusetts, is a must. The city has a strong Irish tradition. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in America took place in Boston in 1737, and the party here is only getting stronger! This year the parade takes place on Sunday, March 19th, and kicks off in St Andrews square at 1 pm. Find a spot along Broadway to enjoy the parade! After an eventful Boston St. Patrick’s Day, head for a glamping getaway outside of the city in one of these cabin rentals. Massachusetts is just waiting to be discovered!

The Dropkick Murphys will be playing in Boston on St. Paddy's Day
Photo by ceedub13

Kayak down the Green River: the Windy City becomes the Emerald City!

If you venture to Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d walked into the Wizard of Oz or a Creedence Clearwater Revival song. Of all the places to spend St. Patrick’s Day, Chicago undoubtedly goes to town! Each year, the Chicago River gets dyed with eco-friendly vegetable dye, and iconic buildings get lit up with green lights. Throughout the week of St. Patrick’s Day, there are numerous things to do in Chicago, including the annual parade. Providing revelers the chance to enjoy traditional music, food, and drink and the chance to immerse themselves in all things Irish for the holiday! Once you’ve finished enjoying everything Chicago has to offer, plan a vacation exploring some most scenic places in Illinois and the midwest, a great way to enjoy something wholesome after a wild weekend!

The Chicago River gets dyed green every year

San Francisco: one of the best places to spend St. Patrick’s Day in California!

Another fairly surprising entry on our list of the best places to spend St. Patrick’s Day is San Francisco. California has a large parade at the Civic Center Plaza each year. Filled with fun things to do on St. Patrick’s day, San Francisco also has a variety of pub crawls, and since there’s more than a dozen Irish pubs, bars, and restaurants, you’re sure to get a pint of Guinness along the way. The annual parade will take place on Saturday, March 11th this year, moving through the city before hitting the Civic Center Plaza near City Hall.

Enjoy the annual Paddy's Day parade in San Francisco, California
Photo by torbakhopper

Irish traditions in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina, is South America’s offering of places to spend St. Patrick’s Day, 2023. Claim the fifth-highest Irish ex-pat community in the world, St. Patrick’s Day has become increasingly popular over the years, and it only looks to become more so. All festivities are arranged by the Argentina-Ireland Association along with the Irish Embassy, and there are street parties, Irish pubs throwing events, and of course the obligatory parade. With some great vacation rentals near Buenos Aires, you can continue your travels in this stunning country after enjoying a Latin-flavored St. Paddy’s Day!

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Buenos Aires
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