Experience the best of Dublin City

Posted 11.5.23

Experience the best of Dublin City

We have put together a list of attractions that you could visit on a 2-day Dublin city break along with some of our recommendations.

Dublin City Itinerary

Day 1

On the first day we suggest exploring the history and culture of Dublin City. There are many attractions and landmarks to see during your break away.

  • Monument of Oscar Wild and Oscar Wilde House
  • General Post Office
  • Jeanie Johnston Tallship & Famine Experience
  • Dublin Castle
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublinia
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral 
  • Kilmainham Gaol

Day 2

On the second day we would recommend seeing the iconic landmarks & Shopping Districts.

  • EPIC Museum
  • Dublin Writers Museum
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Grafton Street Shopping District
  • St. Stephen’s Green Park
  • Sunset over the River Liffey & Ha’Penny Bridge

Shopping Districts in Dublin City

  • Stephens Green Shopping Centre
  • Grafton Street
  • Illac Shopping Centre
  • Jervis Shopping Centre
  • Henry Street

A Romantic Day in South Dublin

Start you morning with a romantic walk on Sandymount beach, enjoy the magnificent scenic views overlooking Dublin Bay.

Take a couple’s bicycle tour and discover Dublin city with your sweet heart in the open air. By cycling to many attractions including Stephens Green, The Guinness Store House and Botanic Gardens you will truly enjoy your experience. Enjoy a picnic at the Blackrock Park, take a few hours to relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere overlooking Howth and Dublin Bay.

Set sail on the Dublin Bay Cruises with your loved one between Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Dublin City, Howth. This experience is sure to be on every couples to do list. Capture scenic views of the Dublin mountains, Dalkey Island and Joyces Martello Tower like you have never experienced before.

The East Pier at Dunlaoighre Harbour is a popular spot for romantic walks with fantastic views of Dunlaoighre and Dublin Bay.

More Romantic Activities

  • Howth cliff walk
  • Dublin Tasting Trail
  • Visit to people’s park Dunlaoighre
  • Experience Jameson Distillery
  • Catch a show at Bord Gáis


More Activities

Friends Excursion of South Side Dublin’s Coastal Trail

Adventure and sights await while you discover historic landmarks, breath-taking scenery and authentic seafood eateries running from Skerries to the north of the city down to Killiney and Dalkey in the south of the coastline.

Sandymount Strand

Sandymount strand is the perfect beach to take a stroll along its 3 km coastline boasts magnificent views of Dublin Bay and Poolbeg Lighthouse.

Salthill & Monkstown

A well known coastal town steeped in culture and history with well-preserved Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian housing architecture.  If you  fancy a swim and can overcome the brisk Irish sea then this part of the coastline is great for a swimming at the blue flag sea point beach.

Dun Laoghaire

This charming seaside town has something suited for everyone  looking for a fantastic break. The coastal town has much to offer, including its beautiful sea front perfect for a stroll along the pier while enjoying an ice cream, the local cafes and restaurants to shopping in the bustling centre.


A heritage town of Dublin. Home of some of Irelands most famous celebrities including Bono and Maeve Binchy, Dalkey is a picturesque town with a relaxed village atmosphere. Whether you want to pop on the hiking boots and head for Dalkey hill or sample the cultural delights from the local pubs and restaurants Dalkey should definitely be on your bucket list to visit in Dublin.


As a well know spot along the Coast of Dublin, Sandycove and the Forty Foot are popular for locals take a quick dip in the Irish sea.  While in the area why not celebrate one of Irelands greatest writers and visit The James Joyce Tower & Museum. Located in the magnificent Martello Tower, this monument showcases the life and works of James Joyce and is said to be the opening location for Ulysse.


Another renowned Dublin Coastal spot Killiney has many  local amenities to offer visitors include its Blue Flag Beach and Historic spots of White Rock and the Vico Baths. Killiney is home to some of the most recognised celebrities including Bono, the Edge, Van Morrison and Enya. Killiney Hill is ideal for those in the mood of an energetic walk, giving glorious views of Dublin Bay further on the Wicklow mountains and Bray Head.

Your Perfect Base in Dublin

After your Excursion of South Side Dublin’s Coastal spots, relax in a four-star Maldron Hotel for an evening of delicious food and reminiscing with friends on the day’s events.


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