Another Windy City tradition on parade day is dyeing the Chicago River. For the holiday, the river turns a brilliant shade of green. If you'd rather be based near the river to watch it turn the funky hue, check out the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.
It may be too late to gather up about 39 of your closest friends and reserve one of the 17th-floor skyboxes that offer an aerial view of the river. But you can still pony up to the hotel's Rebar, down some Shamrockatinis and still get a killer view of the weird-looking river. Rooms at the Trump are available starting at $395 in case those Shamrockatinis hit you hard.
[Photo: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago]