St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than in Boston! Between the musical performances many and local events, there are nearly endless activities for you to choose from.
C&J makes it easy to get to and from Boston—our terminal in Dover is mere minutes from UNH’s Durham campus. Tickets are just $12.99 one way, and we even offer free parking for up to 21 days. It’s the most affordable way to get rolling on your St. Paddy’s celebrations not to mention the safest and fastest way to get into the city! Here at C&J, we take the health and safety of all our passengers seriously, so we make sure that all our terminals and coaches are disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of illness. You can travel with us rest assured that you’ll get to your destination safely!
So, grab your favorite green accessories, a couple of friends, and head down to the city for a day of Irish celebrations.
Try Out a Pub Crawl
If the weather is looking nice, we definitely recommend checking out one of Boston’s many St. Paddy’s Day-themed pub crawls. The Luck of the Irish pub crawl is an awesome way to explore Faneuil Hall and the surrounding area while also celebrating with a large group of friends. Tickets start at just $12, too!
The Irish Pub Challenge is for more competitive people (but half of the proceeds go to charity, so it’s all in good fun). Teams participating in the challenge need to complete a scavenger hunt, and if you win the grand prize, you’ll be able to go on an all-inclusive trip to Ireland with another person! Pick your team wisely, because the stakes are high.
Listen to Live Music
Every year, the Dropkick Murphys take their St. Patrick’s Day tour through Boston. Some years you’ll see them at the parade on one of the floats, or you might catch them at the House of Blues for a show. This year they have an impressive number of live performances planned all over the city—see them play at the Encore, House of Blues, or TD Garden all week leading up to St. Paddy’s Day.
Maybe you’re a fan of acoustic music, in which case, you’re in luck. Pubs and bars like The Black Rose, The Paddy Wagon (which is right near the parade route), and Mr. Dooley’s all have a regular lineup of talented musicians. Check out their live music calendars ahead of time so you know what night to go!
Enjoy Irish Fare
Warm up from the cold with a traditional Irish feast. Luckily, Boston is home to some of the best Irish pubs around—head to Grafton Street pub for all your St. Paddy’s Day favorites. The chefs will be serving up a special menu on March 17, which includes Guinness beef stew, shepherd’s pie, and fresh fish and chips. The Black Rose, one of Boston’s most beloved Irish pubs, will be celebrating the holiday with bangers and mash, reubens, and more. Or, head over early for their classic breakfast (we’re talking corned beef hash, Irish sausage, and all your rib-hugging favorites). It’s the perfect way to start your day, especially if you’re planning on being outside in the cold March weather.
Start planning your St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Boston as soon as possible! There are plenty of exciting activities going on all week all over the city, and we’re here to get you there in time.