Your favorite green holiday is coming up quick and if you are wondering where you should spend it, wonder no longer. WalletHub released their list for the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the city of Tampa, Florida ranked number five out of the 200 cities WalletHub compared.
St. Patrick's Day has been one of America's biggest cultural holidays, celebrated in cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York. In fact, Chicago is famous for dyeing its river green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, and Tampa also does something similar for their River'o'Green Fest. More than 31 million people in the U.S. claim Irish ancestry, which is over six and a half times the population of Ireland. In 2019, Americans are projected to spend $5.6 billion on St. Patrick's Day.
WalletHub gathered a list of 200 of the largest cities and compared 17 key indicators to find the best place to celebrate in green. Their data compared Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to the lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day.
Tampa, Florida tied with New York City for number one for the most Irish Pubs and restaurants per capita. Of course, Tampa also ranked high because of their St. Patrick's Day weather forecast, sunny skies expected.
In Tampa, no one has to worry about a rainy, cloudy day during their celebration. And Tampa has so many St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Here are just a few ways to spend your St. Patrick's Day in Tampa:
St. Patty Glow at Club Prana
Tampa Bay's premier nightlife destination is hosting one of Tampa's biggest parties. On Friday, March 15th, Club Prana will glow green in celebration in St. Patrick's Day. Ladies get in free before 10:30 PM and make sure to wear green so you don't get pinched. Find more information about the party here.
Shenanigans Bar Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus
American Social Tampa is hosting a bar crawl that will visit three amazing bars on Saturday, March 16th. They'll end the bar crawl at the Mayor River O'Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Park. Get your tickets here.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Party at Club Prana
This is the party that everyone is looking forward to: the ultimate parade party to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For anyone 18 and up, they're free to party at Club Prana and 21 years old and up are free to drink. Club Prana offers five levels of parties, including a rooftop party deck and a VIP sanctuary.
You can find more information about the rankings here.