Dublin is amazing – I’d absolutely consider moving here. It’s a compact city with easy transportation, great food, and a fun atmosphere. No matter what you like to do, you can find it in Dublin or a day trip away. However, if you only have a few days here, there are some things you absolutely have to do before you leave.
1. Giant’s Causeway
Take a day trip from Dublin to one of the most scenic places in Northern Ireland. Enjoy a 360° view of cliffs, green fields, and the ocean. The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, Giant’s Causeway has unique rock structures that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
2. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Walk 100 feet over the ocean across two cliff edges for a view you can only dream of. Look down at the crystal blue water, feel the ocean breeze, and listen to seagulls in the rocks below. This was the highlight of my trip to Dublin.
3. Irish Town Nature Park / Poolbeg Lighthouse
These gems are much closer to the city and no less beautiful. Just a few miles east of the city center lies a luscious green park and a red lighthouse you can’t miss. Enjoy a beautiful morning jog through nature for a fresh start to the day. I suggest going all the way to the lighthouse to surround yourself with the calm ocean. If you can get here before 5pm, you might be lucky enough to watch the sunrise!
4. Guinness Storehouse
If there’s one thing Dublin is known for, it’s their Guinness beer. Go explore how Guinness is made, learn about the history of the company, sample some beers, and have the freshest ruby red Guinness you’ll ever have in your lifetime.
Dublin has some of the best nightlife I’ve ever seen and the pubs here are very diverse. Some have reading themes, others have music themes, and you can always find a pub that suits your needs! Make sure to check out publin.ie for the ultimate Dublin pub resource.
The author Roaming Techie