St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Are More Fun in New Orleans

10:31 March 09, 2020
By: Caroline St. Paul

Now that Mardi Gras has passed, the next big holiday to celebrate is St. Patrick's Day. At least $6.16 billion is expected to be spent for the holiday this year, which New Orleans will be contributing to. However, New Orleans is not considered to be one of the top 20 "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations." This is absurd, considering how much fun Mardi Gras is each year.

Obviously, New Orleans does something right in terms of celebrations, so why did the city not appear on WalletHub's report of "2020's Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"? WalletHub, a personal-finance website determined the best cities for celebrating the Irish-American heritage holiday by comparing 200 of the United States' largest cities across 17 metrics.

These metrics included Irish pubs and restaurants per capita, lowest price for a three-star hotel on the holiday, as well as weather forecast, and more. The cities chosen were as follows:

Top 20 Cities for St. Patrick's Day

1. Chicago, IL

2. Boston. MA

3. Philadelphia, PA

4. Pittsburgh, PA

5. Tampa, FL

6. Naperville, IL

7. New York, NY

8. Buffalo, NY

9. Cleveland, OH

10. Cedar Rapids, IA

11. Las Vegas, NV

12. Denver, CO

13. Omaha, NE

14. Syracuse, NY

15. Boise, ID

16. Madison, WI

17. Lincoln, NE

18. Kansas City, MO

19. Fort Collins, CO

20. Henderson, NV

On the full list found at New Orleans is ranked all the way down at 49 as one of the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. New Orleans is one of the best places to celebrate anything and everything in America, so why isn't it ranked higher? This ranking is absolutely ridiculous, and this St. Patrick's Day, New Orleans is sure to prove these sites like WalletHub wrong.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have fun, be safe, and let's bump our place up and become one of the best places to celebrate this holiday for next year's list!

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