A weekend or a midweek break in Dublin won’t be enough to help you know the city inside out, but it’s a great place to start. We’ve put together a two-day itinerary packed with things to do in Dublin and places you really should not miss. Before you plan a trip of a lifetime to Ireland’s capital, first book fantastic accommodation. PREMIER SUITES offers business travellers, couples, families and groups of friends affordable, comfortable accommodation in Dublin with a distinct home-from-home feeling. Contact our team or check our official website for exclusive access to our lowest available rates and special offers.
Start day one of your adventure by stretching your legs in one of the largest parks in Europe. Phoenix Park is easily accessible by bus or on foot from the city centre and is a great way to start your day. Enjoy a walk, jog or run through the beautiful green space, admiring the rolling fields, the herds of wild deer, passing the home of the Irish president, and listening out for the roar of the lions from Dublin Zoo. Spend the afternoon exploring the park and the zoo, making sure to take a picnic with you to enjoy al fresco.
If city parks don’t tickle your fancy, you can always explore the coastline of Dublin or take a hike up the Dublin mountains. Combine both with a coastal trail from Bray to Greystones, where you can stop to refuel and for a coffee in one of the many lovely cafes at either end. Make sure to take your camera to capture memories of one of the best views in Ireland.
Head back to the city centre after a day of exploring and choose one of the many restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. You’ll find fantastic Mexican food in El Grito on Mountjoy Square, sample some Italian delicacies in Toscana on Dame Street or contemporary Asian food in Red Torch on St Andrews Street. Alternatively, you might like to combine dinner & drinks with a visit to one or two of the pubs in Temple Bar. You’ll find a great selection of traditional food and plenty of drinks to keep you well hydrated. Many of the pubs in Temple Bar have live music every night so stick around and enjoy the legendary Irish hospitality.
Dublin is renowned for many things, including our history, scenery, famous poets, and musicians but the top of many people’s Dublin bucket list is a creamy pint of Guinness from the Home of the Black Stuff. Head into one of Dublin’s most colourful neighbourhoods The Liberties (so named for their resistance to British Rule) and enjoy a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. You’ll learn so much about the production of one of our most famous exports, the advertising and history of the brand and most importantly, enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar – one of the finest views of the city.
Continue your history tour of Dublin with a visit to some of our most famous landmarks. Learn about the history of the city in our national art and history museums, visit the Book of Kells in Trinity College or visit the revolutionary museum in our General Post Office (GPO). If you’re a fan of Gaelic sports, take a trip to Croke Park and tour the museum or enjoy the skyline walk. The possibilities are endless.
If you’re in Dublin for some retail therapy, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re a big spender or a bargain hunter, there’s something here for all tastes and budgets here. Enjoy high street shopping on Grafton Street, where you’ll find many big names and big price tags. You’ll find plenty of home-grown independent shops and boutiques down side streets on Dublin’s Southside including some great vintage and second-hand shops. Bargain hunters will enjoy high street favourites on the opposite side of town on Henry Street, including the world-famous Penneys/Primark.
By the evening of day two, you’ll be ready to chill out. Finish a busy two days by relaxing in front of the TV and enjoying a great takeaway in the comfort of your suite in Sandyford.
Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford and enjoy flexible, spacious accommodation a short distance from the city. We look forward to hearing about your weekends and any hidden gems you might find.