Wake Up with Al: Weekend Getaways for St. Patrick’s Day
On this morning’s Wake Up With Al, Travel + Leisure’s Sarah Spagnolo highlights four cities with standout Irish celebrations. See the Weather Channel clip here.
Take in the parade in South Boston, but stay in buzz-worthy Cambridge, at the Charles Hotel, close to the delicious Craigie on Main restaurant (a T+L favorite). Beantown’s parade takes place on Sunday this year. Price: from $259 a night. Book now: charleshotel.com
The Chicago River will be transformed into a sea of Kelly green on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a weekend filled with festivities. The new Hotel Lincoln, an eclectic hotel in Lincoln Park, is within walking distance of four Irish Bars. Price: from $239 a night. Book now: jdvhotels.com
San Francisco wins the award for best weather this weekend: it’ll get as warm as 75 degrees. Unpack at the Hotel Triton, a jazzy, art-filled property with an extended wine hour on Monday that’ll include Guinness and Jameson. Price: from $189 a night. Book Now: hoteltriton.com
Immerse yourself in Irish culture in Vancouver, where the 10th annual CelticFest is currently underway (fiddle festivals, Gaelic dance parties, and more). The Fairmont Waterfront is right in downtown, and offers views of Coal Harbor, the North Shore Mountains, and Stanley Park. Price: from $299 a night. Book Now: fairmont.com
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