Picture 29It’s hard to find a city richer in Irish heritage than Boston, which is why it’s a great place to spend St. Patrick’s Day. To kick it off join the estimated 600,000 people expected to turn out for this year’s 109th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. This three-hour celebration will feature floats, dozens of local marching bands, and pipe bands from Ireland and across the United States. The groups will assemble at the Broadway MBTA station and then march their way through the city finishing in Andrew Square.

A little insider tip, the best place for viewing the parade is to head out early and stake out some nice turf along Broadway.