Dublin is quickly becoming one of the must-see cities in Europe. The countryside, history, nightlife and rich culture attract tourists from all around the globe. Perhaps the best way to catch everything the Irish capital has to offer is to start in the middle and work your way out. Here are the best things to see and do in Dublin, from the center of the city, to adventurous day trips in the country.
Stepping out the door to central Dublin
Starting close to your base, Dublin’s vibrant center has plenty to offer those looking for an inner-city break. With so much going on, it would be a good idea to visit DublinBikes so you can navigate between the myriad museums, galleries and pubs with the minimum fuss.
Finding the perfect restaurant for a night in the city
While you’re treating yourself to a trip to Dublin, you may as well match the brilliance of the city with its food. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is certainly the place to do that, with two Michelin Stars – the only restaurant in Ireland to hold that quality.
Grabbing a nightcap
Any break to Dublin wouldn’t be complete with sampling one of the city’s famous pubs. Visit Temple Bar – you have to, but don’t limit yourself to that. Central Hotel Library Bar is the ideal place to let that Michelin Star meal rest over a good quality whiskey.
A day out in the country
There are plenty of ways to get out of Dublin to the stunning countryside Ireland has to offer, but the county Wicklow tours have proven to be the most popular, and for a good reason. Leaving Dublin every morning, these tours give you a chance to find out first hand why Wicklow is known as “The Garden of Ireland”
See something special
Dublin is also the home of the 02 Arena – one of Europe’s premier venues. Here you can catch comedy, music and live events such as sports and wrestling. Take a look to see if anything takes your fancy, but be warned, it will.
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