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Tampa rated as one of the best cities for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Posted at 3:20 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 15:21:39-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Tampa was recently ranked as one of the best cities in the country for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. 

Related: St. Patrick's Day weekend events in Tampa Bay

WalletHub compared 200 of the largest cities across 17 key metrics to find the best places to wear green and save some, too.

According to the website, Tampa is tied for first with New York City for the most Irish pubs and restaurants per capita. Also with our low hotel prices, beautiful weather and St. Patrick’s Day traditions, Tampa finished No. 8 on the list overall. 

St. Petersburg also made the cut, finishing out at 82nd. 

If you’re needing party plans for St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay, take a look at our local events.

Last year, Americans were projected to spend $5.9 billion on the holiday. Check out the full list of cities here.