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Tampa ranked among top places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Tampa got the no. 5 spot on the list of best places to go for St. Patrick's Day.

TAMPA, Fla. — Americans are expected to spend $5.6 billion on St. Patrick's Day this year, according to WalletHub.

If you're looking for the best places to spend some of that green, look no further than right here in Tampa.

Tampa got the no. 5 spot on WalletHub's list of best places to go for St. Patrick's Day. The best city in the country for the holiday is Chicago, followed by Philadelphia; Madison, Wisconsin, and Boston.

Tampa also tied with New York City for the city with the most Irish pubs and restaurants per capita. Miami ranked in the list of "highest access to bars," and Port St. Lucie ranked no. 2 for "lowest crime rate" on the holiday.

Every year, the city of Tampa dyes the Hillsborough River bright green to celebrate the holiday and the Mayor's River O'Green party. 

The dye is safe for humans, wildlife and the environment.

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