Dublin is a city that easily captures your heart. Rich history and friendly locals with plenty to see and do, the Irish capital’s allure is only augmented by its unexpected and exploding new dining scene.
Explore our guides below to understand why Dublin is one European destination you need to add to your list—and why it’s the perfect jumping off point for locales all across Ireland.
Dublin Travel Guides
There’s so much to do in Dublin, it can be hard to choose the best way to plan your itinerary. Luckily we’ve distilled the must-sees and dos for a good long weekend. Plus, with a little help from our friends at the newly opened Museum of Literature, we’ve got the ultimate literary guide to one of the world’s most literary cities.
→ How To Spend a Long Weekend in Dublin
→ The Museum of Literature Ireland’s Guide to Dublin’s City Centre
Where to Stay in Dublin
These three hotels offer defining experiences in Dublin. All are centrally located, which is ideal as Dublin is quite walkable. Click through for deep dives on each place.
→ Experience Ultimate Irish Luxury at The Shelbourne
→ Meet Dublin’s Eco-Chic Iveagh Garden Hotel
→ How The Dean Dublin Is Shaking Up Ireland’s Hotel Scene
Where to Eat and Drink in Dublin
Dubliners love to eat almost as much as they are known for loving to drink. While you would probably expect the city to have stellar bars and drinking options, don’t discount the Dublin restaurant scene, which has seen a huge renaissance in the last several years.
→ The Best Bars for a Pint of Guinness in Dublin
→ The Whiskey-Lover’s Guide to Dublin
→ The Best Restaurants in Dublin 8, the City’s Unexpected Foodie Capital
→ 4 Irish Chefs on their Favorite Cheap Eats in Dublin
Learn About Irish Culture
Our writers and editors have done a few deep dives on what makes Irish culture so unique, from its relationship to immigration, food, and music—these stories will show you a side of Ireland you may not have expected.
→ Would You Believe Me If I Told You I Was an Irish Immigrant?
→ Everything You Need to Know About Dublin’s Culinary Comeback
→ How Music Defined Belfast, Northern Ireland
Explore The Rest of Ireland
It would be a miss to travel all the way to Ireland and not see some of the beautiful countryside or experience some of the other exciting Irish cities. In a lot of ways, these second-tier cities are main events all their own.