A Weekend In Dublin: Things To See And Do

Planning a weekend in Dublin? The charming country of Ireland has lots to offer tourists, and there's plenty to see and do when visiting it's coastal Capital. Here are a some of the things you could consider when you're planning your trip to Dublin.

Go on a mountain walk
Featuring twenty six spectacular miles of mountain trails, the Dublin Mountains Way has been crowned one of the most scenic walks in the world. Breathtaking sights over the city and bay, country paths and rural roads make this one of the most memorable walks you've ever done. A great way to get some fresh air, get in touch with nature and see another side of this gorgeous city. There are three different trails which vary in difficulty. So whether you're after a challenging hike or a relaxing stroll, a mountain walk is a fantastic way to spend time in Dublin.

Go to the beach
Since Dublin is on the coast, it makes sense to visit a beach on your trip! Whether it's for a refreshing morning walk or a daytrip where you can try paddleboarding, surfing, canoeing or go just exploring.  There are a good variety of beaches to choose from, check out Visit Dublin for information about some of the best.

Visit a museum
Dublin has a number of fascinating museums that you could visit while you're on your trip. You have the National Museum of Ireland, the Little Museum of Dublin, the National Wax Museum, the Irish Museum of Modern art and many more. A fun, educational way to learn more about Dublin and Ireland in general.

Visit some parks and gardens
There are a range of pretty parks and gardens you can visit while you're on your trip to Dublin. The National Botanic Gardens are like a haven of beauty. They contain the National Herbarium, and have several historic wrought iron glasshouses that you're able to view. You could visit Bushy Park which has peaceful woodland walks, pretty ornamental gardens and a duck pond. Alternatively Merrion Square offers leisure walks, a river pool sea with plenty of flora and fauna to spot. You could take a picnic and frisbee, and spend an afternoon in one of Dublin's stunning green spaces.

Go on a pub crawl
The Irish love a tipple, and so while you're there why not join in with the fun? You could research pubs and take your own route, or book something like a musical pub crawl or a backpacker pub crawl. The famous Irish ale Guinness is brewed in Dublin- in fact the Guinness Storehouse is a popular tourist attraction at St. James's Gate Brewery. So give it a try while you're there! Dublin has incredible nightlife, and so you won't be short of things to do when the sun goes down.

Enjoy some traditional Irish food
Try out the local cuisine by dining in a restaurant serving Irish food. You could go for some delicious hearty pub grub, or something more refined. There are even a number of Michelin star restaurants to choose from such as Thorntons or Chapter One if you're looking for something extra luxurious. Irish cuisine can be difficult to define- but there's much more to it than just meat, potatoes and stews! 

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