While traditionally Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration marking the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, it has come to mean so much more. Saint Patrick’s Day, conveniently celebrated in the midst of March break or spring break on March 17, is now an occasion for the entire family to enjoy.
Throughout Canada, the United States, and the world, festivals, and events are actively embraced, and if you’re looking for somewhere to spend Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve included some top-rated options below.
Montreal is a beautiful part of Canada to visit on any day, but during Saint Patrick’s Day, it truly comes alive. When you’re in the planning stages, be sure to book your accommodations as close to the action as possible. With Montreal’s infamous construction, the only real way to get around for this celebratory weekend is on foot.
Whether you’re a professional couple or college students on March break, you are sure to enjoy the festivities, events, and nightlife that’s on offer for Saint Patrick’s Day. Your first stop should be, of course, Hurley’s Irish Pub. Soak up the atmosphere, décor, happy Irish crowds, and of course the live fiddlers. What’s more, in past years this pub has also put on a traditional Irish buffet breakfast.
If you’re positively stuffed after all that Irish food, it might be time for a wander down to the Montreal Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Held at 12 pm on March 18, 2018, it’s an event to remember, as one of the older parade’s in North America. Always a hot event, this year’s event will also be special as it has moved one block North to de Maisonneuve Ouest, due to construction on Sainte Catherine Ouest.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly city in which to spend Saint Patrick’s Day, Vancouver is it. Not only do you have access to quality family-friendly accommodations in the heart of the city, but you also have at your disposal an abundance of activities and events all in the name of Irish pride.
While financial restraints have seen the traditional Vancouver Saint Patrick’s Day Festival canceled for 2018, you still get to attend an annual Celtic festival called CelticFest, as well as enjoy plenty of children’s activities. From music, dancing, and Irish-themed food, to green decorations galore; both children and adults will love what Vancouver can offer.
New York City
If you’ve had your heart set on attending a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, then New York City is the place to be. Find yourself some well-situated accommodations in the city that never sleeps, then head down to 5th Avenue to watch it begin!
Running alongside several other Saint Patrick’s Day-related events in New York City, this parade is a much-loved event on the city’s calendar. It begins at 5th Avenue between 44th and 79th Street, and you can even watch it live from www.NBCNewYork.com.
Whether you’re celebrating your Irish roots or you just love getting involved in festive fun, then being in Boston for Saint Patrick’s Day is a must. However, such is the demand for accommodations that it’s recommended you book yours sooner rather than later.
Once you have settled in, it’s time to check out what’s on offer. Attend the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston, check out the House of Blues concerts, drink a pint of Guinness at many of the famous Irish pubs, or why not meander down the Irish Heritage Trail? The options are endless in Boston.
What is the greenest thing you’ve ever seen? Is it the vegetable department in your local grocery
store? An exercise tracksuit? An apple? In Chicago, it’s the Chicago River during Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations!
If you want to experience something fresh and exciting, then booking a trip to Chicago and heading to Columbus Drive is a must. This year on March 17 at 9 am, the Chicago River will be dyed a vibrant emerald green. Over 400,000 people attend this event, and it’s one that has been firmly entrenched on the event calendar for over five decades.
Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day anywhere is going to be a good time. With a Guinness in one hand and the hand of a friend in the other, you are sure to have the time of your life. Want to bring your Paddy’s Day to the next level? Why not book one of our luxurious apartments and enjoy complete comfort during your celebrations?