Announces Top St. Patrick's Day Destinations for 2010

    Over 26,000 customers voted, and U.S. destinations top the list of
    spots to sport green if you can't make it to Dublin

<p>DUBLIN, <span class="xn-chron">March 9</span> /CNW/ -- While Dublin remains the official home of <span class="xn-chron">St. Patrick's Day</span> festivities, there are many destinations outside the <span class="xn-person">Emerald Isle</span> where revelers can celebrate in their finest green. After surveying more than 26,000 customers, has announced several top destinations beyond <span class="xn-location">Ireland</span> to lift a pint in honor of St. Patrick. Of these respondents, 38% selected U.S. destinations as their favorite places to party on <span class="xn-chron">March 17</span>. Whether it's city-wide celebrations, traditional (or rowdy) parades, pub crawls, green beer, Irish music, or all of the above, these destinations are sure to bring out the Irish in everyone.</p>

    Top 10 St. Patrick's Day Destinations for 2010 (outside of Ireland):

    1. New York
    2. Boston
    3. Chicago
    4. London
    5. Sydney
    6. Savannah
    7. Melbourne
    8. Montreal
    9. San Francisco
    10. Washington, DC

    --  New York - Approximately two million people pack the streets each year
        to bear witness to the largest St. Patty's Day parade in the U.S.,
        boasting more than 150,000 marchers.

<p>Accommodations from <span class="xn-money">$32</span> per person, per night at the <span class="xn-person">Columbus Circle</span> Hostel, New York. <a href=""></a> 45</p>

    --  Boston - Home to the famous "Southie" parade (the first St. Patty's
        parade in the U.S.) and teeming with more Irish pubs than anywhere
        in the country, Boston is a perpetual hotspot on March 17.

    Accommodations from $42 per person, per night at H.I. Boston.

    --  Chicago - Chicago has been dying its river green since the 1960's and
        holds two parades to commemorate St. Patty's Day, one in the South
        and one downtown.

    Accommodations from $30 per person, per night at H.I. Chicago.

<p>The global market leader for 10 years, is the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 23,000 hostels and budget hotels in 186 countries worldwide. The site also offers budget travellers more than 2.7 million user reviews, free travel videos, podcasts, customized city guides, a travel social network and more. Headquartered in Dublin, it is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd (WRI).</p>


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