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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle

greenbeerDuring the usually chilly and grey winter months it’s not surprising that people will take advantage of any excuse for a party… But when the party is as big as St. Patrick’s Day, then there’s even more reason to celebrate.

You’ve no doubt heard about how they dye the river green in Chicago, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to toast with your green beer than in Dublin, but what if you can’t quite swing it for St. Patrick’s Day trips that are overseas or across the country? Or what if you’re looking for a slightly smaller celebration that’s not lacking for heart? Then you might want to check out St. Patty’s Day in Seattle.

While airfare to cities like Chicago and New York from places like L.A., San Francisco, or even Portland can be on the pricey side, people on the west coast (or even parts of the midwest) can usually find cheap flights to Seattle – Sea-Tac is a big enough airport and a hub for airlines like Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air that budget-friendly flights are frequent. And although the weather in Seattle in mid-March isn’t generally something to write home about, the Pacific Northwest has been enjoying such a mild spring that the daffodils have been out for weeks already… So not only is the weather lovely lately, the locals are in a particularly good mood to boot!

There are Irish bars everywhere, it seems, and Fado’s Irish Pub in Seattle is absolutely where you want to be when March 17th rolls around in the Emerald City. It’s right downtown, so that makes it easy to check out the sights of the city center when you’re not hanging out at the pub. And because the pub has a central location, that makes it easy when you’re looking for hotels in Seattle, too – after all, it’s always good to know that your bed is only a short stumble away from your barstool, right?

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