03/15/2013 07:12 am ET Updated May 15, 2013

The Best Places To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day (And The Irish Generally)

Green beer, nearly legal drinking in the streets, and raucous, overcrowded parades; they all come to mind when we think of St. Patty's Day. But the holiday isn't just an excuse for the Irish (and the "Irish For A Day" types) to get a bit boisterous.

These five cities have so much more to offer than just rowdy parties. Whether it's a historical walking tour in Dublin, a traditional Irish tea party in Toronto, or the world's biggest parade in New York City, we've found plenty of activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. And what's more? We did some extra work and found tons of activities in these cities that you can indulge in long after St. Patty's Day is over. So, get your best green gear on, grab your lucky rabbit's foot, pinch someone, and get ready to celebrate in a big way. Here are the top 10 cities to celebrate this Irish holiday.

Be sure to check out our expanded list of fantastic St. Patrick's Day cities over at ShermansTravel.

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