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Explore CitySights NY's Top 10 St Patrick's Day Attractions In NYC

As the number one tourist destination in America, New York City is filled with exciting sites and celebrations to experience. This is especially true on St Patrick’s Day when Irish charm is in the air, and the biggest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the world takes place on Fifth Avenue. And, to help you experience the most on your visit to New York City CitySights NY suggest these top 10 locations to celebrate St Patrick’s Day like a true Irish!

Among the Top 10 places to check out on your tour with CitySights NY are

  • Irish Arts Center – immerse yourself in an authentic afternoon of Irish music, dance, song, language and crafts
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral – St Patrick’s Day is after all a religious holiday so a stop at the Neo-Gothic style Roman church is a must even just to admire the magnificent architecture
  • McSorley’s Old Ale House – St Patty’s Day isn’t complete without a Guinness at New York’s oldest Irish pub just a short stroll from the East Village stop: 1st ave between St Marks Place and 9th Street
  • Central Park – great for the kids, head to the Central Park Conservancy to join in the St Patrick’s Day Craft at the At the Chess & Checkers House
  • Rockefeller Center (Top Of The Rock) – arguably the best view of the whole city, see Manhattan come alive in green attire and hear the bagpipes blare
  • The Empire State Building – the iconic landmark that boasts impressive 360 degree views – again a great way to see the city embrace the celebrations
  • Times Square – see the buzz and excitement of Times Square and stop off at O’Lunney’s in the heart of the action for a pint or two
  • Merchant’s House Museum - step back in time and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the reopening of its newly restored Servants Quarters, arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Bridge – stop off for a photo in front of this famous landmark that was built with the help of Irish immigrant workers
  • Fifth Avenue – where you'll witness the biggest St Patrick’s Day Parade in the world as marchers provide entertainment down Fifth Avenue

On a CitySights NY Tour you have the advantage of being able to hop on and off the tour to join the festivities. This is what makes CitySights NY’s All Around Town Tour a great vaule for travelers who want to enjoy a tour as well as take a break to visit these top 10 locations. When you're ready to start your tour again you just hop back on one of their fleet of deluxe motorcoaches and new double-decker buses. Once your off on your adventure you'll enjoy the best views of the cities attractions, neighborhoods, and places of interest!

As part of the New York Airport Service group of companies, CitySights NY also provides individual airport transfers, motorcoach, minibus, and van charter services. So, from the moment you arrive, CitySights NY is there to help yhou make the most of your visit to New York City.

By Melody Schubert

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