With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $5.3 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, along with cool stats about the holiday in its St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts infographic.
To determine the best cities for celebrating Irish-American heritage, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 200 of the largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from “Irish pubs and restaurants per capita” to “lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day” to “weather forecast.”
|Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick’s Day|
|1||Buffalo, NY||11||Naperville, IL|
|2||Madison, WI||12||Rochester, NY|
|3||Boston, MA||13||Cincinnati, OH|
|4||Cedar Rapids, IA||14||Chicago, IL|
|5||Worcester, MA||15||Springfield, MA|
|6||Pittsburgh, PA||16||Springfield, MO|
|7||Akron, OH||17||St. Paul, MN|
|8||Tampa, FL||18||Overland Park, KS|
|9||Philadelphia, PA||19||Sioux Falls, SD|
|10||Cleveland, OH||20||Grand Rapids, MI|
St. Patrick’s Day Facts
- 72 Minutes – Interval at which alcohol-related car crashes claim a life on St. Patrick’s Day.
- $3,762 – Cost of an Uber ride from Boston to Dublin, Ohio (versus up to $24,000 for the total DUI cost).
- $1.22 Million – Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold, which contains 1,000 gold coins weighing 1 ounce each.
- 13 Million – Pints of Guinness that will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.
- $5.3 Billion – Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 (or $38 per person celebrating).