An ancient story of a saint bringing Catholicism to Ireland — all while driving snakes from the land — is a rare excuse a party, but, luckily for us, Ireland found a way.
With a three-day festival filled with Guinness drinking, dancing, live music and the pinnacle of the entire event, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, March 17 is more than just a holiday in Ireland, it’s a family tradition.
Beginning at noon, green-clad festivalgoers parade from St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the Black Church, while crowds look on from the streets, drinking, dancing and enjoying the celebration. The spectacle can be observed from anywhere, but primarily O’Connell Street Bridge, famous for having the best view.
Dublin, Ireland, may be the St. Patrick’s Day hub abroad, but we have a pretty fair showing here at home.
South Boston, historically home to Irish immigrants, boasts a rich Irish-American heritage. Locals and tourists feel the green spirit celebrating St. Patrick almost as prominently as in Ireland. With such strong Irish roots and heritage, Boston has a lot to offer in terms of Irish culture with authentic music, dancing, Irish pubs and street fare.
On March 20, Boston throws one of the greatest Irish parties of the year with about 1 million people in attendance. Being the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States, just after NYC, this event does not disappoint.
New Orleans, La.
Even in the South, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration to remember. Head to the St. Patrick’s Day party in New Orleans, La., and parade your way through the city’s famous party streets. The annual event brings locals and tourists to the city streets to celebrate the national holiday in style.
Set up a picnic with the family and watch the floats roll by, or enjoy live music and block parties lighting up all over the city. Dress in holiday green and watch as cabbages, carrots and moon pies fly from parade floats out to the crowd of onlookers.
Get the VIP experience in Denver, Colo., at The Dublin House. The upscale dining and traditional Irish castle ambiance are the perfect setting for watching the annual parade in style. Enjoy Irish-inspired drinks, fare and entertainment with the family in a lesser-known destination for St. Patrick’s Day fun.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.