With all of the talk of lockdown easing and travel plans starting to be put back into place, I’ve been thinking of all of the ‘close to home’ places I can visit. Although it’s not fully open yet, Ireland is definitely on my list of places that I’m going to try and visit for 2021 is over.
It’s nearby, affordable and best of all, I haven’t actually been yet!
I know, I know, Dublin is probably one of the most popular city break destinations for those that live in the UK but in all honesty, I just haven’t had the opportunity to go. With lockdowns and travel restrictions, now seems to be the perfect time to take advantage of what’s quite literally sitting on my doorstep.
So, as I’ve spent quite a while mentally planning all of my future trips, I thought I’d share 5 things I’ve love to do on my trip to Dublin in hopes that it inspires you to visit too. In fact, my tickets aren’t booked yet, if anyone wants to come with me? 😉
5 Things I’d Do On A Trip To Dublin
A Dublin City Bus Tour
Okay, I know bus tours aren’t everyone’s favourite activities when travelling but when you only have a short period of time in a city, it’s the best way to see as much as possible. You can hop and off at any point to explore and honestly, it’s the best way to see the city and it comes with a little bit of Irish banter from tour guides on the side. For more information on the best bus tours to take, the Visit Dublin site has everything you need.
Go On A Bar Crawl
Although I love to see the sites when I travel, I also love spending the day going from one bar to another. With the option to sit outside and people watch, it’s a great way to get a feel for the city you’re visiting. While day drinking often turns into an early hangover, I never regret the memories made when sat enjoying a couple of drinks with friends. Of course, in Ireland, it all has to be done with a pint of Guinness in hand.
Eat Lots Of Delicious Food
Food is a huge part of travel for me and so when visiting Ireland, I will be looking out for some traditional dishes to try. From homemade soda bread to Irish stew, there are so many local dishes to try in some of the world’s most famous Dublin restaurants.
Visit The Guinness Factory
When in Ireland, do as the Irish do, right? So many of my friends have visited the Guinness Factory and said it’s such a great experience and as I love to do brewery and distillery tours, I have no doubt this will be any different. I’ll even get to show off my bartending skills when they ask you to pull a pint of Guinness at the end, although, it has been a while….
So, although I don’t quite know when my trip is going to be, I’m glad I’ve started planning everything I’d love to do while there. Now, shall I start looking for flights?