On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone can lay claim to being at least a wee-bit Irish. Whether you are looking for something to do with the family, want to get outside, or hit up a local Irish pub, there is fun for everyone.
Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
How about celebrating St. Paddy’s day with Boston’s biggest event of the year. The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held each year on the Sunday closest to March 17, this year’s parade is Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1pm. Each year, about a million spectators gather to celebrate their Irish routes down in Southie. The parade features a mix of bagpipes, marching bands, elaborate floats, military units, dancers, historic Minutemen companies, and more!
Insider tip: When you arrive at South Station with C&J hop over and take the Red Line towards Ashmont and get off at Broadway Station – this is where the parade starts. View the Boston St. Patrick’s Parade route.
Explore the Irish Heritage Trail
Celebrate your Irish pride with a walk along the Irish Heritage Trail. This self-guided trail will direct you to landmarks of all sorts of Irish-American artists and heroes from the 1700s to present day. The Trail is divided into three sections and is over three miles long, covering 20 sites in downtown Boston and Back Bay and over 50 other landmarks in Boston neighborhoods, cities, and towns throughout the state. Download trail coordinates to your GPS device.
Visit The Black Rose
Located in the heart of Faneuil Hall, The Black Rose has been one of Boston’s premier Irish Pubs for the past 40 years. Traditional Irish music happens there seven days a week, and the menu combines New England classics and Irish treats to serve a true taste of Ireland. Located at 160 State St., Boston.
New York City
NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. On March, 17th, join the crowds up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street to watch performers from all across the globe! Bagpipers, marching bands, and more! There is something for everyone at the NYC parade. The parade starts at 11am and typically ends around 5pm. View the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade route.
Visit New York’s oldest Irish Pub
McSorley’s Old Ale House is the oldest ‘Irish’ tavern in NYC. Take a step back in time when you enter this pub where old photos and newspaper clippings line the walls, the floors are still covered in sawdust, and the bartenders are still rough, Irish, and capable of carrying massive amounts of foaming beer mugs. The house brews are still just two varieties – light and dark, both equally delicious. New York magazine considered McSorley’s to be one of New York City’s “Top 5 Historic Bars.” Located at 15 E 7th St., between 2nd and 3rd Ave. New York, NY.
Make your own St. Paddy’s Beer Mug
All proper St. Patrick’s Day celebrations require a festive stein to hold your Guinness. Head on over to Brooklyn Glass to make your own festive Irish-green drinkware during this hands-on glass-blowing workshop. They offer 2 classes running on Sunday, March 11th & Saturday, March 17th. The instructors will teach you how to mold the glass into a sturdy mug.
Ride with C&J to get you there!
Wherever you decide to celebrate for St. Patrick’s Day, let us take you there! With hourly service to Boston and daily trips to New York City, we’ll get you there safety and without the stress and hassle of city driving. Book your trip today!
Most importantly we hope you have fun – get your Irish on! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!