Want to go beyond going green for St. Patrick's Day? Get the scoop on the holiday's namesake, recipes and even limericks to impress your friends. Now that you have that, check out these top places that paint the town green for St. Paddy's Day.
The No. 1 spot on the globe comes as no surprise. It is the capital of the founding country of this international celebration.
New York City
If you can't make the trip to Ireland, your best domestic option is New York City. This city has the most St. Paddy's Day celebrations and hosts one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the world, with more than 2 million spectators each year.
Due to its deep Irish heritage, Boston offers many different places to bond with Irish-Americans.
Want a little twist to your St. Paddy's Day celebration? How about ringing it in Southern-style? Savannah, Ga., hosted its first St. Patrick's Day Parade through its historic downtown in 1825 and continues to honor the tradition. Even the grits are green on this day.
You may have heard of the Green River, but have you actually seen one ? You'll have to make your way to Chicago to see this. This city is famous for its deep-dish pizza, but there are plenty of other options to wine and dine.
The British and Irish haven't been great friends throughout history, but for about a week, Birmingham, England, is friendly with this Irish holiday.
Canada knows how to throw a St. Patrick's Day party. Montreal holds one of the longest-running St. Patrick's Day parades, dating to 1824. Montreal is another major host to this festive day.
The Emerald City is known for its "green" lifestyle, so this should come as no surprise that this is one of top cities to party in the U.S. on this special day.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hola de las calles de Argentina! That's hello from the streets of Buenos Aires. This is one of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day because it is warm enough to party outside all night.
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand, has some of the finest wildlife and scenery in the world, but did you know that 20 percent of the population is Irish? This exotic city hosts one of the more fun St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the world.