This month, I have my parents and a couple of friends visiting me for some long weekends. While they’re only here for a few days at a time, I want to make sure that I give them the best feel for Dublin as I can. So, here’s how to do Dublin in three days:
- Start your day with some breakfast at any cafe you find; there are plenty along the river for a nice view on a sunny day!
- After breakfast, head to the historic O’Connell Street where you can find the GPO, the Spire, and other interesting things
- Head South across the river and enter Trinity College. You can walk around the beautiful campus and be sure to book a ticket to see the Book of Kells and the Old Library.
- After making your way through Trinity, head up Grafton Street for some shopping or even stop and listen to some buskers!
- Right across from Grafton Street you’ll find the famous St. Stephen’s Green. This park is full of gorgeous flowers, swans, and statues. Walk around for a bit and see how many statues you can find. If it’s a sunny day, it’s a perfect spot to lay in the sun for a bit.
- Afterwards, head back out to Dawson Street and stop for some coffee at The Beanhive for some fun coffee art. You can also grab some delicious lunch here or at one of the many restaurants in the area.
- After lunch, head over to Temple Bar! There are many cool vintage shops to head into and even more spots to listen to some live music and grab a drink or some dinner.
- After grabbing some breakfast, head over to hop on the DART up to Howth.
- Once you get to Howth (about a 30-minute ride from Dublin), walk down to the pier and do the cliff walk! There are stunning views the whole way around, and even a lighthouse to walk out to. See if you can find the hidden beach and spot a seal on the way!
- Once you get back to town, you have to grab some delicious fish and chips. Get them to go and sit in the grass and enjoy them.
- Still hungry? Right across from the train station there is a little market with some delicious treats.
- After a long day, hop on the DART back to Dublin.
- Head over to the Celt right off of O’Connell street for some delicious dinner and live music.
- Take the LUAS red line and head to the Jameson Distillery Tour. Even if you hate whiskey, it’s a great experience and an absolute must do.
- Not far from the factory is Phoenix Park! This massive park has tons of interesting things to go and find. Rent a bike and see if you can find the Phoenix park deer!
- Head across the river over to the Guinness Factory and do the tour there! This is a self-guided tour that ends with a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, giving you 360-degree views of Dublin.
- About a fifteen minute walk from the factory is the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin. Get a classic pub dinner here, and make sure to check out as many rooms as you can to see the walls covered in things such as stickers, dollar bills, police badges, and more.
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<p>Hi! My name is Maya Reiser and I am studying Psychology, Sociology, and Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. I am studying abroad this Spring in Dublin, and I can't wait to share all of my experiences. My favorite thing in the world to do is travel anywhere I can go. The best memory I have while traveling was watching the sunset on a bridge over a river in Tuscany, Italy.</p>