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6 Romantic Things To Do For Valentine’s Day in Dublin

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and if you haven’t thought of something special to do with the love of your life, then don’t panic. We’re here and we’ve put some thought into this. Here are our best, most romantic, suggestions for things to do in Dublin this Valentine’s Day:

1. Five Star Getaway

Everyone we asked recommended this: A really special lunch, dinner, beauty treatment or stay at the five star Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin.

Nobody takes better care of guests than our team so you know you’ll both be spoiled from the moment you come through our big glass doors this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day in Dublin

2. Picnic at Dublin Zoo

You probably have some very special memories of visits to Dublin Zoo, most likely from your childhood. But now you can make brand new, very romantic, memories for you and your valentine together.

Dublin Zoo is inviting 100 very lucky couples to an early morning at the Zoo on the 13th and 14th – Read more about Valentine’s Day at Dublin Zoo.

Valentines Day at Dublin Zoo

3. Vintage Cocktail Club

If you’ve never been, you’re both in for a real treat.

The Vintage Cocktail Club is one of Dublin’s most romantic secret hideouts – it’s a kind of a speakeasy with a 1920’s vibe It’s both a restaurant and a cocktail bar but it’s very intimate – perfect for a special evening for just the two of you.

Vintage Cocktail Club

4. Walk The Walk

There’s one thing that Dublin is not short of and that’s gorgeous walks.

Wander through the streets, explore old Dublin city, stroll around our beautiful gardens in St. Stephen’s Green or the Iveagh Gardens or explore the largest city centre park in Europe, Phoenix Park. Jump on a Luas tram or a Dart train and the incredible beaches and hills of Kiliney, Sandymount, Clontarf and Bull Island are there for you. Take a look at these 5 walks for a sunny day in Dublin for some more ideas.

Dublin Walks and Hikes

5. On Your Bike

Speaking of Phoenix Park, rent a bike (or bring your own) and discover just how great this amenity really is.

Dublin Zoo has its home here, as does the polo grounds. Between the tree-lined avenues a herd of wild fallow deer has lived on the 1,750 acres of meadows here since the 17th century. UNESCO is considering designating Phoenix Park a world heritage site.

Deer in Phoenix Park

6. A Living History Lesson

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to go see all of those great historic places you’ve always promised yourself you’d visit.

Make them part of a great memory, together. Places like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Collins Barracks, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle or Kilmainham Gaol.

Dublin Castle

There they are: Our pick of the most romantic things to do this Saint Valentine’s Day in Dublin. If you’d like to hear about our other ideas for mini-adventures in our great city, just get in touch.