I was first welcomed to Dublin by a friendly taxi driver, but the hellos didn't end there. I found that everybody I met on that trip greeted me with open arms.
Yes, Dublin is historic and filled with cultural keystones and monuments to literary heroes. It’s also a fun place to be. Choosing where to eat and drink is as important in getting to know the city as picking which museums or galleries to visit. And don't forget to squeeze some live music onto your agenda. Craic, countryside, history, and Guinness. What’s not to love?
Prepare for sun and showers. You’ll need an umbrella.
If you only have time for one thing, make it the Guinness Storehouse.
On your first day, get acquainted with the city. Stroll down the banks of the River Liffey, or if the weather’s not on your side, take a hop-on hop-off bus tour and spot local monuments as you explore Dublin for the first time.
Dublin is close to the picturesque Irish countryside. Escape the city and spend some time in the Wicklow Mountains. There you can take in the scenery and perhaps find your way to one of the many quaint seaside villages nearby for a stroll and some fish and chips.
With only one day left to round out your tour of Dublin, learn about the city’s most celebrated literary figures—and visit the pubs where they enjoyed drinking.
Once you’re well-versed in local cultural heritage, stop at the Natural History Museum to see prehistoric creatures who once called Ireland home.