2 Illinois Cities Ranked Among The Best For St. Patty’s Day Fun
While two Illinois cities are ranked in the top ten best places for St. Patrick's Day fun, 3 other Illinois municipalities also make the list for being a great place to be Irish for a day.
I don't want to give away everything, but Rockford is definitely on the list!
What Makes One Illinois City Better Than Others When It Comes To St. Patrick's Day Celebrating?
That's what WalletHub set out to do, by compiling their piece "2022’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations." Here's what they used to make their rankings:
WalletHub compared 200 of the largest cities across 18 key metrics to find the best places to wear green and save some, too. Our data set ranges from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to the lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day to the weather forecast.
We'll Get To The Illinois Cities In The Top Ten In A Moment, But First, Let's Look At Rockford's Ranking
The analysts at WalletHub have ranked Rockford at #50 overall for St. Pat's Day fun in their rankings of 200 American cities, which is better than the numbers for Joliet (69th), and for Aurora (142nd).
Out of a possible score of 100, Rockford gets a total point score of 51.47. We get a 44 out of 200 possible points for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a 46 out of 200 for costs, a 154 for safety and accessibility, and a score of 125 out of 200 for our weather.
Illinois' 2 Top Ten Finishers Shouldn't Be Much Of A Surprise
Philadelphia, Boston, and Pittsburgh come in at numbers 1,2, and 3 on the WalletHub rankings, but Chicago is right behind them at #4, and Naperville tops New York City and Tampa by coming in at #7 overall in the nation.
Naperville gets the added bonus is being ranked as city with the highest percentage of Irish population.