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CheapTickets.com St. Patrick’s Day Cheapometer Identifies Top Destinations to Celebrate in the United States

Nearly 60 Percent Would Consider Booking a Last-Minute Hotel Room After a Night of Revelry

Save 20 Percent on Last-Minute Mobile Bookings to Keep the Party Going

CHICAGO, March 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pack some green garb in your carry-on and save! According to CheapTickets.com®, a leading seller of discounted travel products, nearly one-third of Americans have traveled for St. Patrick’s Day or would consider making the trek for a celebration worthy of shaking their shamrocks.1 The latest CheapTickets.com Cheapometer also found that nearly 60 percent of consumers would consider booking a last-minute room after a night of partying and drinking,2 so this year, CheapTickets.com is offering revelers the chance to save some green with 20 percent off last-minute hotel mobile bookings using promo code ‘CLOVER20.3

“Those looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day don’t need to travel as far as the Emerald Isle to partake in the festivities,” said Brian Wolf, general manager of CheapTickets.com. “To keep budgets in check, CheapTickets.com editors have identified the U.S. cities with some of the biggest and oldest celebrations taking place the weekends before and after, as well as on St. Patrick’s Day itself.”

CHEAPTICKETS.COM EDITORS’ TOP PICKS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS4

March 11 – March 13

DestinationAverage Daily Hotel RateAverage Airfare
Chicago, Ill.$181 $218
San Francisco, Calif.$227 $271
Atlanta, Ga.$149 $211
Philadelphia, Pa.$163 $237
St. Louis, Mo.$168 $267

Chicago, Ill.

Spectators from around the world gather on March 12 to watch the Chicago River dyed green, followed by the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade (featuring bagpipers, dancers and marchers galore) that steps off at Grant Park – rain or shine. Parties citywide are not to be missed.

San Francisco, Calif.

One of the largest celebrations of its kind on the West Coast, the 165th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 features over 100 floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands as well as an all-day festival in Civic Center Plaza.

Atlanta, Ga.

Proudly claiming the spot as Atlanta’s longest running event, the 134th Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade on March 12 will consist of nearly 750 musicians and dancers – only one part of the expected 2,300 total participants – and a special appearance by the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) – March 20

DestinationAverage Daily Hotel RateAverage Airfare
Las Vegas, Nev.$172 $281
New York, N.Y.$255 $251
Boston, Mass.$220 $261
San Diego, Calif.$160 $334
Savannah, Ga.$268 $369

Las Vegas, Nev.

While Las Vegas is “Party Central” 24/7, 365 days a year, St. Patrick’s Day-themed events and parties abound up and down the strip. While most take place on March 17 itself, several events continue through the weekend.

New York, N.Y.

The first New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1762, 14 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! This year, the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States will be broadcast live to Ireland and the U.K. for the first time ever on March 17. Over two million spectators are expected.

Boston, Mass.

Touted as the “most Irish” city in the United States,5 Boston is home to some of the best Irish pubs in the world outside of Ireland. Aside from parties and celebrations across the city, the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 20.

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1 Google Consumer Survey of 505 adults fielded by CheapTickets.com on March 4, 2016.

2 Google Consumer Survey of 505 adults fielded by CheapTickets.com on March 4, 2016.

3 CLOVER20 - Book a qualifying hotel between March 7, 2016 12:01AM CT and March 20, 2016 11:59PM CT, for 1 or more nights for travel between March 7, 2016 and September 30, 2016, via CheapTickets and instantly receive 20% off through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferrable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. CheapTickets reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Most major chains are excluded. For complete terms and conditions, visit: https://www.cheaptickets.com/g/lc/traveldeals-cheapoftheweek#terms

4 Destinations selected by CheapTickets.com editors based on research and booking data from March 11-13, 2016 and March 17-20, 2016. Average airfare calculated on March 3, 2016 by taking the average price for all air bookings in the listed destination for travel between March 11-13, 2016 and March 17-20, 2016. Average hotel rates calculated on March 3, 2016 by taking the average price for all hotel bookings in the listed destinations for travel between March 11-13, 2016 and March 17-20, 2016.

5 According to http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Where-are-the-most-Irish-parts-of-the-USA.html

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