You’ll never run out of things to do and see in Dublin City – there’s just so much happening all year round. If you’re thinking of coming here but you’re not sure what do, here are 12 suggestions from our team:
1. Always Something Happening
Every month there seems to be a completely new list of events, concerts, matches, exhibitions, shows and other things happening in Dublin, many of which you won’t find in any other city. Have a look at Visit Dublin’s list of what’s on in Dublin.
2. Park It
We’re right in the centre of the city and so too are some fantastic parks, including St. Stephen’s Green across the road from us, The Iveagh Gardens just up the road and of course Phoenix Park, the largest city centre park in Europe.
3. Get Out A Bit
Just outside the city, along the coast and easily reached by the DART railway, are some truly beautiful seaside towns. Head north to visit Howth and Malahide or go south to Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey or Killiney.
4. Take a Walk
Also, just outside the city, you’ll find some extraordinary Dublin walking routes. Some long, some short, some easy, some challenging but all stunning and all unique to the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and coastline.
5. Look Around
Dublin is incredibly picturesque. It’s a medieval city that has some fascinating living history along its streets – ancient buildings, historical sites, street art, memorials and a different story at every turn. Check out the Visit Dublin Instagram page and get a true flavor of Dublin for yourself.
6. Have The Craic
Craic (fun) is something that comes naturally to Dubliners and those visiting our famous pubs. Walk in to practically any one of the hundreds of great bars in the city and you’ll have a great night out.
7. St. Patrick’s Day
Something everyone should do at least once in their lives is to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. It’s the biggest day of the year and the whole city stops, goes on a march, makes a speech and has a whale of a time. Join us.
8. Things You’ll Only Find In Dublin
From the Guinness Brewery to Temple Bar, there are a lot of attractions that are completely unique to Dublin. We’ve picked the best for you in our what to do in Dublin guide.
9. Famous Figures
There’s been a lot of famous Dubliners, such as James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett and U2. With a little looking around and asking the occasional question you can see where they lived, wrote, played and socialised.
10. Have a Laugh
Dublin is a city that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is always ready to make you smile. From the ready wit in the pubs and the charm of the street traders to the humour of the Leprechaun Museum and the fascination of the Little Museum Of Dublin, you’ll love it all.
11. Bars You’ve Never Seen
Even if you’re a regular visitor to Dublin there are new bars and clubs opening all of the time and they’re waiting for you to discover. Don’t worry – we’ve got a list of the best new bars, restaurants and attractions for you to put on your to-do list.
12. Go On Tour
Dublin has dozens of general and specialist tours for you to take. From the Viking Splash Tour to Literary Pub Crawl to our very own walking tour podcasts, you’ll be in great hands in Dublin.
There they are: 12 great reasons to visit Dublin. If you’re looking for more ideas, just call the hotel or have a word with our ever-resourceful concierges when you get here.