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Cleveland ranked among America's top 10 cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Ohio had four cities ranked within the top 50.

CLEVELAND — When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Cleveland is the perfect place to be.

That’s according to a new survey by WalletHub, which ranked Cleveland at #9 of the top American cities to celebrate the luck of the Irish in 2020.

For the survey, WalletHub says they studied America’s 200 largest cities using “17 key metrics” within four specific categories: St. Patrick’s Day traditions, costs, safety / accessibility and weather.

Three other Ohio cities were included in the top 50: Cincinnati ranked at #26, Akron came in at #38 and Dayton finished at #43.

Planning to celebrate? Cleveland is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:04 p.m.

Here are the top 25 cities for St. Patrick’s Day, according to WalletHub:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  5. Tampa, Florida
  6. Naperville, Illinois
  7. New York, New York
  8. Buffalo, New York
  9. Cleveland, Ohio
  10. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  11. Las Vegas, Nevada
  12. Denver, Colorado
  13. Omaha, Nebraska
  14. Syracuse, New York
  15. Boise, Idaho
  16. Madison, Wisconsin
  17. Lincoln, Nebraska
  18. Kansas City, Missouri
  19. Fort Collins, Colorado
  20. Henderson, Nevada
  21. Olathe, Kansas
  22. Rochester, New York
  23. St. Louis, Missouri
  24. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  25. Overland Park, Kansas

WalletHub anticipates Americans will spend at least $6.16 billion on St. Patrick’s Day this year. There's also a 174 percent increase in beer sales on St. Patrick's Day compared to the rest of the year.

Just three years ago, Akron ranked #7 while Cleveland was placed at #10.

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