Though many are filled with Irish pride on St. Patrick’s Day, you certainly don’t have to have ancestors from the Emerald Isle to enjoy the many parades and festivities that are celebrated throughout the world.
Many American cities take pride in their own special St. Patrick’s Day parades or traditions. In fact, National Geographic posits that Americans have helped boost the holiday’s popularity (and the article throws in some fun St. Patty’s Day facts, too)!
Some of Smithsonian Student Travel’s favorite destinations have fun St. Patty’s Day traditions and, according to CBS News, several are on the list of top St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the U.S.!
And Bostonians, New Englanders and many others who love a great St. Patty’s Day Parade head to South Boston. Southie’s parade is legendary. The South Boston Senator also hosts an impressive number of guests for a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Boston Convention Center.
Learn more about these fun cities and see tour itineraries featuring these destinations!