Are you planning a trip to Dublin’s Fair City this year? One day just isn’t enough to fit in all of the excellent tourist attractions, family and group activities and to enjoy the culture and history of Dublin’s Fair City. This year, take advantage of DCU rooms alternative accommodation in Dublin and be sure to book directly on our official website, which also gives you tips and tricks for enjoying Dublin like a local. Here are some of the best things to do in Dublin to inspire you.
1. History & Culture in Dublin
If there’s one thing we have in abundance in Dublin, it’s a rich and varied history. The best way to get to know a place is to look into its history and Dublin has a little of everything from social reforms to revolutions.
Visit some of the many national and privately owned museums in and around the city to learn more about the events that shaped us. The Natural History Museum lets you enjoy the native species you’ll find on our fair isle; the National Museum shows you our roots with the fascinating bog bodies and the National Gallery shows you some of the artistic talents of our population.
For a more social insight into the city, the Little Museum of Dublin and Henrietta Street are a fascinating inside look at life way back when. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to history in the city, simply look up, around and even at your feet to learn more.
2. Shopping in Dublin
Dublin is one of the most prolific shopping destinations in Europe.
Head to the affluent Grafton Street Area for the best high-end shopping in the city with excellent department stores like Brown Thomas carrying all of the best-known designer names. Bargain hunters and fashion-lovers will love our high street, Henry Street/Mary Street area, packed with household names like Topshop, Bershka, Zara, H&M and so many more.
For more unique and vintage shopping, keep your eyes peeled in the Temple Bar area and across town in the lanes & streets around St. Stephens Green. You’ll find some real gems from second-hand shopping to one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
3. Adventure in Dublin
The adventure never stops in Dublin with outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities. Head to the 40-foot in Dun Laoghaire on the Dublin coastline for a dip in the chilly Irish Sea, warming up after with a cup of tea or a hot whiskey in one of the many pubs and cafes up and down the coast. You can also enjoy water activities like canoeing or paddleboarding both in the sea and closer to town in the River Liffey or the Royal Canal.
If getting wet doesn’t appeal to you, enjoy one of the many coastal or mountain walks in Dublin making sure to pack a warm drink when you reach the top.
4. Family-Friendly Activities in Dublin
You’re never short of something to do in Dublin, especially with kids. Head to Dublin Zoo to experience one of the best zoos in Europe. This excellent zoo has high standards for both guests and residents and its breeding program is second to none. It’s a fun day out for all of the family. The Zoo is located in Phoenix Park, a vast 700-hectare green space full of recreational activities.
DCU Rooms offer fantastic family accommodation and are surrounded by family fun activities in North Dublin. You’ll find everything from Fun Factories, cinemas and play zones across the city to entertain the little ones on a rainy day.
5. Accommodation in Dublin
Stop searching the internet for overpriced accommodation in Dublin. Instead, enjoy a variety of alternative accommodation types offered by DCU Rooms. Our shared accommodation and twin room options are ideal for backpackers, groups and those looking for a cheap but quality place to stay near Dublin City.
Our visitor suites are ideal for guests who enjoy a home-from-home experience while they explore or those travelling with families or small children. These newly refurbished suites have everything you need to explore Dublin like a local. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin for an extended stay and to share in the wonder of our beautiful city.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is one of the passionate writers for DCU Rooms, a cheap accommodation in Dublin for frugal travelers who’d love to experience the astonishing beauty of the city on a budget. This travel buff enjoys writing and sharing articles about money-saving hacks on accommodation, airfare, dining, and getting around the city.