St. Patrick’s Day is coming! It falls on a Thursday this year, and it’s a great way to kick off your weekend. There’s plenty to do here in the city beautiful, and our Orlando Toyota dealership is here to tell you about some of the hottest places to celebrate the greenest day of the year. Let’s get started… and remember, if you’re going to be imbibing any alcohol, you MUST have a designated driver!
Find St. Patrick’s Day fun in Central Florida!
Raglan Road: Have you ever been to Raglan Road outside of St. Patrick’s Day? It’s the go-to for all things Irish here in Central Florida, and that makes it the perfect place to grab a green beer and sport your Irish pride this Thursday. This pub is located in downtown Disney in Orlando, and offers you an authentic Irish experience (the building was even built and imported from Ireland – it doesn’t get much more authentic than that). Plus, you can stuff your face with delicious foods like Shepherd’s Pie, Raglan Risotto, Fish and Chips, and Lamb Shank! They also offer an Irish dance show every night, and on St. Patrick’s Day there will be Celtic face painting. Don’t miss out!
Wall Street Plaza: Looking for an Orlando location to drink all the green beer you can get your hands on? (REMEMBER: You need a designated driver!) Head over to Wall St. Plaza for their St. Patrick’s Day Block Party! It’s not authentic, but you will be able to get great drink specials, plenty of green beers, live bands and entertainment, and free beads. Crowds are usually pretty big, so get there early to get in and lay claim to $5 Guinness pints, $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey, and $3 Jello shots. If it’s a party you want, it’s a party you’ll get in downtown Orlando!
Use our Orlando Toyota safe driving tips when you hit the road!
However, as fun as these spots sound, we also want to take a moment to remind you to employ safe driving on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some tips:
- NEVER drink and drive. EVER. Period! There’s no excuse. Call a designated driver, take a cab or Uber, or call AAA to have your ride towed home and get a safe ride. There’s no excuse for drunk driving!
- Be careful driving in heavy foot traffic areas, like downtown Orlando. There are lots of pedestrians out and about and some of them won’t have the best judgement. Stop completely at stop signs, check crosswalks before driving through them, and always scan the road (with your best defensive driving skills) to look for jaywalkers!
- Stop distracted driving. There are bound to be a lot of drivers out on the road on this holiday, and not all of them SHOULD be behind the wheel. Pay attention to the road so you can proactively react to any possible collisions or accidents!
From our new Orlando Toyota dealership to yours – we hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear your green!