The best U.S. cities to celebrate on March 17 have been revealed in a new study.

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here! If you're in the U.S. and are wondering where to go for the day's most jubilant celebrations, we've got you covered.

Celtic Titles, a conservative initiative committed to rewilding Ireland, has ranked 100 U.S. cities to find the best places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

Researchers ranked each city on their St. Patrick's Day spirit through four key metrics:  local enthusiasm for the holiday, the number of events and parades, the prevalence of Irish heritage, and, of course, the abundance of Irish pubs.

The study found the top three cities for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. are Boston, New York, and Chicago.

Boston took the top spot on the list - unsurprising considering the Massachusetts capital boasts the largest Irish heritage population in the U.S. with 19.4 percent of its residents being of Irish descent.

(Two cities in Pennsylvania were found to have the next highest percentages of Irish heritage: Pittsburgh at 16.6 percent and Philadelphia at 16. 4 percent.)

New York, which has the most Irish pubs, came in second place overall. The Big Apple has 107 Irish pubs listed on Yelp.

In third place is Chicago, which has a total of 93 St. Patrick's Day events and parades, more than any other city on the list. 

Following Chicago in the events and parades category, New York ranked second with 39 events, and Boston came in third with 37. 

New Orleans was found to have the most St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasm out of all the cities, with an average of 420 Google searches per capita in March, followed by Buffalo, NY; and Boston.

The study also revealed that the worst cities for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day are El Paso, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; and Stockton, CA.

The top 10 U.S. cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day: 

  1. Boston, Massachusetts
  2. New York, New York
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Buffalo, New York
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. St. Louis, Missouri
  7. New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. Cleveland, Ohio
  9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  10. Denver, Colorado