You Need to Meet Dublin
The heart of Ireland is surprising, legendary, and everything in between.
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates: 53°19'59" N 6°14'56"W
Even the locals living in Phoenix Park are friendly.
When: July and August are the city's warmest months, and therefore its busiest. By traveling in May-June or September, you'll miss the summer festivals but find that the true essence of Dublin is on display year-round.
Over the River Liffey and through the streets to Temple Bar we go.
Why: Dublin is modern, progressive, multicultural, energetic, and as cosmopolitan as any city on the global map. You'll find great shopping and Michelin-star dining, inspiring historical sights, and friendliness without limit.
Pub hopping in the Temple Bar district is a must do. Sláinte!
Who: Families, couples, singles, culture seekers, history buffs, and pub crawlers alike will make the memories of a lifetime.
The streets of Dublin are a feast of great cuisine. Be sure to fill up on Irish favorites like Dublin Coddle, a stew of sausages, bacon, onions, and potatoes.
Eat: In addition to wander-list experiences at several Michelin-star eateries, dig into traditional fare in numerous pubs like The Exchequer in City Centre, and sit down for vibrant Modern Irish cuisine at atmospheric cafés such as Delahunt, with its Victorian setting. Befitting a true international city, Dublin has been influenced by the energy and imagination of its newcomers, so you'll find many affordable Chinese, French, and Indian restaurants.
You've never sipped a Guinness this fresh.
Drink: Hoist a pint in over 1,000 pubs, but don't leave town without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can learn how the world's most famous brew is, well, brewed – and sample some "Black Gold" in the tasting room.
Excuse us a moment, our inner nerd is freaking out. Trinity College's magnificent library is a work of art in itself.
See: The awesome 9th-century Book of Kells, the elaborate illuminated manuscript Gospel book, is on exhibit at Trinity College Library.
The city's famous, vibrant Georgian doors really brighten the streets.
Do: Walk the same charming streets, lined with timeless Georgian architecture, that inspired literary lions Jonathan Swift, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce.
The Riu Plaza Gresham makes us feel like Irish Kings and Queens.
Stay: Historic O'Connell Street, Croke Park Stadium, and other Dublin landmarks are an easy walk from the modern Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street. And although Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin has been welcoming visitors for almost 200 years, its sleek guest rooms boast contemporary conveniences.
Dublin has found the perfect balance of old meets new.
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