Even if you’re not Irish, you should still go out and celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re in Dublin or Denver, you’re always going to have a lot of fun. And a day hotel from HotelsByDay will ensure you celebrate in style!

The HotelsByDay platform lets you rent a room for a fraction of the cost of a traditional booking, giving you more time to celebrate and with more money in your pocket. With early check in hotels and late check out hotels, you can take a nap, freshen up, take a swim and get in some cardio before shaking your shamrock late into the night.

Check out the list below of the top ten most exciting places in America to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and don’t miss one note of the bagpipes by using HotelsByDay.


Boston is one of the most historic cities within the United States. Go to Boston if you want to see Fenway Park and the site of the Boston Tea Party, or if you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day alongside one of the largest Irish populations in America.

Check out the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues or visit the one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in South Boston. If you like to run, register for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Road Race benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. While the race takes place on March 19th, make sure to sign up quickly as registration is limited. And do book your day hotel to cool down in comfort.


Chicago is a great place to get a day hotel and spend St. Patrick’s Day at one of the many Irish pubs across the city having their own unique celebrations. Make sure to visit the Michigan Avenue bridge and see the Chicago River turn green, and then make your way to Grant Park and listen to a wide variety of bagpipers, Irish dancers and drum corps members.


Head down to Dallas to check out the famous Klyde Warren Park or Dealey Plaza in downtown. The city and surrounding area have a variety of different events on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the Nasher Sculpture Center for some free tours, games and hands-on projects. Dallas’ annual St. Patrick’s Day has more than 1,700 participants, but is hosted on March 11th, so book a day stay with HotelsByDay and start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few days earlier.


Denver is a great place if you’re looking to explore the Rockies, and a great place to visit with a day hotel for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s home to a wide range of Irish pubs, which offer lots to drink and lots of live music. Many different events go on throughout the week at different locations in the city. Denver’s St. Patrick’s parade is also on March 11th, but it has over 10,000 people participating, so you don’t want to miss it.


Irish pride in Houston has been on display since the 1880s, and is still going strong today. Home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the city also has St. Patrick’s Day festivals at several locations across the city. Lucky’s Pub and several sponsors are hosting four parties with plenty o’bands, food, and space to enjoy yourself in. Book a hotel room for a day and spend some time visiting Houston and then go celebrate in the evening.


Kansas City

Kansas City might not be your first thought when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but the city has an abundance of Irish heritage that they take pride in. This year, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade is in its 45th year, and it usually has thousands of people in attendance. The central library also has a photography exhibition of Ireland on display through St. Patrick’s Day. Or, go visit Blue Springs for their “Shortest and Smallest” St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Oklahoma City

The historic Bricktown district within the city is usually full of events, block parties and live music for St. Patrick’s Day. Go visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens on the 17th to hear the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums and the Hill Irish Dance School perform, or check out the green-themed art displays in downtown.


Los Angeles

Go out west to California and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles. The city is full of bars and pubs with a festive ambiance and atmosphere. On Friday the 17th, start your day in downtown LA for a street festival at Casey’s Irish Pub and enjoy specialty foods and live entrainment. Afterwards, make your way to the Los Angeles Farmers Market to hear live folk bands or have a green beer at Magee’s Kitchen.


You might think Miami is just known for its beaches, but the city is quite active on St. Patrick’s Day as well. Go and check out Fado Irish Pub for an outdoor block party with music, food, and drinks. There’s also usually a variety of boat cruises, block parties, and pub crawls across the city as well, so book a day stay and explore all the city has to offer.

New York City

America’s biggest city hosts an equally massive celebration on St. Patrick’s Day. The parade down Fifth Avenue is the world’s oldest civilian parade and one of the biggest, with over 150,000 people participating. End the day at McSorley’s Old Ale House, the oldest Irish tavern in the city or one of the nearly 2,000 other Irish pubs spread across the area.

Take advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to discover a new city for the fraction of the cost of a normal hotel room. Use HotelsByDay to book a day hotel for a few hours for the morning, mid-day or for the afternoon. Use the time to relax, rest or prepare for festivities, all while enjoying fully the amenities of a normal booking.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, book your day hotel from HotelsByDay today!

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Kevin O'Brien

Kevin is a native Texan who is currently on the east coast. He’s spent time living and working in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and in Africa, and enjoys playing a couple of musical instruments.