03/14/2014 01:14 pm ET Updated May 14, 2014

Top 17 St. Patrick's Day Party Towns

St. Patrick famously used the humble shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) to the Pagan Irish.

We have a different use for it on St. Patrick's Day, floating a leaf of the plant in a glass of whiskey before downing it. Alternatively, you drown the cluster of shamrock you've been wearing on your lapel in your final pint of Guinness of the night.
rounded up our 17 favorite St. Patrick's Day party towns where you can drown your shamrock and celebrate all things Irish come March 17.

Top 17 St. Patrick's Day party towns