Having a hard time finding a decent St. Paddy’s party? You are not alone. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, there is no place worse in the country than the Inland Empire.
Wallethub released its list of the best and worst cities for St. Patrick’s Day in 2016. The company looked at the 100 biggest cities in the U.S. and factored in things including number of Irish pubs per capita, average beer price, forecasted weather on the holiday itself and lowest price of a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day to help determine the rankings.
Out of the 100 cities, San Bernardino finished dead last in the results. Not far behind at number 94 was Riverside.
Note: The Coachella Valley was not included on the list – as it was limited to the top 100 cities – but seriously, are there any doubts that it would have probably ranked even lower than San Bernardino? That should make us all sad enough to drink plenty of Guinness and whiskey tonight. Where? Who knows.
As far as the best cities, Boston (not surprisingly) locked down the top spot. It was followed by a couple of minor surprises: Buffalo at number 2 and Omaha at number 3.
The highest ranking west coast cities were Gilbert, Arizona (9), Scottsdale (11), and Seattle (12).