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St. Patrick’s Day Travel Deals

stpaddys3Recently we’ve covered a few different aspects of traveling for St. Patrick’s Day, all aimed at helping you save money on your trip. But since you may not be checking in every single day we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on any of the advice we’ve been doling out. So you can consider this your “table of contents” to all our St. Patrick’s Day travel information, if you like.

This particular post is also going to be useful in that it’s got links to articles that aren’t just related to St. Patrick’s Day, but are full of great tips to help you save money on airfare anyway – so even if you were paying attention to all the St. Patrick’s Day travel deals posts, you might not have seen these.

Have a grand time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – wherever you are – and have an extra green beer (or 7) with all the money we helped you save on your airline ticket!

>> March 17 is on a Saturday in 2012. 

Best Places to Go for St. Patrick’s Day

stpaddys2When you think about where to go to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you probably automatically think of a couple of places – namely, anywhere in Ireland (of course), followed closely by New York (probably). But there are lots of cities around the globe that are noted for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities – and if you’re a budget traveler you might be more interested in seeking out the cheapest place to go rather than getting your heart set on a destination only to find out it’s the most expensive.

Even if you’re not a super budget traveler, you might just prefer the idea of doing something a little less predictable for St. Patrick’s Day. And just because you’re not going to New York or Dublin doesn’t mean you’ll have to make your own green beer. On the contrary, there are plenty of cities with big-time celebrations.

So here are some of the best places to go for St. Patrick’s Day – some of which you’d be smart to consider for potentially cheaper airfare.

>> March 17 is on a Saturday in 2012. 

How to Find Cheap St. Patrick’s Day Airfare

stpaddys1You may not be Irish, but on St. Patrick’s Day you can pretend you are. Sure, it might feel more authentic if you don’t have to pretend, but after a few green beers on March 17th no one seems to care what your heritage is anymore anyway.

But unless you’re lucky enough to already live in one of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to take a few days off and jet your way to a city that knows how to throw a St. Paddy’s Day party. Of course, the problem with that is the fact that so many people are thinking the exact same thing – and trying to fly to the exact same cities.

Any time there’s a holiday big enough to warrant big traveling crowds, the airlines (cleverly) jack up airfare. So can you still take off somewhere fun for St. Patrick’s Day without paying too much for your ticket? Yes, you can – and we’re here to tell you how.

In truth, finding cheap airfare for St. Patrick’s Day involves many of the same techniques that any holiday travel does – but unless you’re a frequent traveler you may not know all the things to look for. These tips will help you find St. Patrick’s Day travel deals, and will also serve you well no matter when or where you’re traveling in the future.

Here are our top tips for how to find cheap St. Patrick’s Day airfare.

>> March 17 is on a Saturday in 2012. 

It isn’t too late to escape to Ireland for St. Paddy’s Day

irish.jpgYou have to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is a national law to pretend you are Irish for the day. You have no other choice. You do have a few choices for how to spend March 17 this year, however. You could spend the day in a dive bar in Hoboken drinking green beer and listening to people around you who you can’t understand because they are so drunk. Or you could spend it in a dive bar in Dublin, drinking good beer and listening to people around you speaking with an accent that you can’t understand.

Not much of a choice, really. Choose Ireland.

United Airlines actually has a somewhat reasonable deal on St. Paddy’s vacation packages even this late in the game. You can flight to Dublin, stay at a hotel for four nights and enjoy those legendary Irish breakfasts all for around $1,000 depending on where you fly from. In addition, if you use the promotional code – EUFREETOUR when you book it you’ll get a $100 in free tours. A tour guide could come in handy while you are wondering the streets of Dublin drunk and wondering what those pretty old buildings are all about.

Best of all you won’t have to listen to anyone put on a fake accent. That is always the worst part of St. Paddy’s Day in the States.

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Escape to Ireland for St. Paddy’s Day!