Luck of the Irish: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ohio!

Top of the morning, moms! Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? Dublin, Ohio is just a couple hours drive from Akron and they have fun activities all weekend.

Dublin, Ohio is a charming town with a strong Irish heritage, which makes it an ideal place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The annual St. Paddy’s Day festivities are back this year and are sure to make your weekend an unforgettable one. The highlight of the weekend is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is Ohio’s favorite and attracts visitors from all over the state. This parade is known for being the greenest and grandest St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ohio.

But there is more to Dublin, Ohio than just the parade. The town is a pot of gold filled with lots of other exciting things to do. You can experience Ireland without a passport by exploring Historic Dublin, which is one of the most charming towns in the Midwest. You’ll be greeted with vast green spaces, Irish pubs stocked with Guinness and Irish Whiskey, and the experiential Celtic Cocktail Trail, where you can taste some delicious Irish-inspired cocktails. Plus, the family-friendly Fairy Door Trail will add a little magic to your trip.

If you’re looking for a pub crawl, then Dublin, Ohio is the perfect place for you. The Dublin Link, the longest single tower “S” shaped suspension bridge in the world, connects Historic Dublin and bustling Bridge Park, both a part of the Downtown Dublin’s DORA District. Here, you can sip and stroll, taking your Irish beers and Celtic Cocktails to go as you make your way through Dublin for all the St. Patrick’s Day fun.

For an unforgettable stay, make the AC Hotel Dublin your home for the celebration. Located in the heart of the picturesque village and its cobblestoned streets, the AC Hotel Dublin is central to the town’s iconic St. Patrick’s Day events and activities. We’ve had the opportunity to stay at several AC Hotels, including the one in Dublin, it is a chic and modern hotel with comfortable rooms, a fitness center, and a rooftop restaurant and bar with amazing views.

It’s also centrally located to all the family fun activities in Columbus including Columbus Zoo and it’s also located within the innerbelt area of Columbus to access attractions like COSI, Ohio State University, and the Ohio State fairgrounds as well as numerous museums. Read my full review here.

You can start the celebration off with Historic Dublin’s Celtic Cocktail Trail, which highlights the best of the city’s dining and craft cocktails with an Irish twist. The best place to kick the trail off is on the hotel’s gorgeous rooftop restaurant, VASO, where guests can sip on “A Night in Dublin,” a creatively delicious blend of Jameson, orgeat, lime, and pineapple garnished with an edible orchid created by the restaurant’s talented team.

It’s always greener in Dublin, Ohio, especially during St. Patrick’s Day. So, gather your family, friends, or spouse, and make the short drive from Akron to Dublin to experience all the luck of the Irish. Sláinte!

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