We all need something to look forward too, but if your fresh out of ideas, why not visit Dublin to add a little spice to your summer.
Here is a list of must-do's during your visit...
If you’re looking for an activity to keep you busy all day, then this will certainly not disappoint. Dublin Zoo, which is located in the Phoenix Park, welcomed as many as a million visitors last year.
It’s one of the oldest and most popular zoos with a 70-acre park in the heart of Dublin. They boast an environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience. With an impressive 600 animals located in the zoo, including rare and exotic types, you will see a wide variety of natural habitats such as the African Savanna and gaze at the giraffes, zebras and ostrich, then head to the Kaziranga Forest to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants.
This trip to the zoo will prove a great day whether you’re a couple or want to entertain the family for the day.
On visiting Dublin, the nightlife is not to be missed! Although the pubs are booming during the day, Temple Bar really comes to life at night. It has many clubs/pubs that will suit everybody’s taste. You can go out dressed up to the nines, especially if you’re there for a celebration, but no one would bat an eyelid if you went for the more dressed down look. With it’s friendly, laidback vibe you will sure have a fantastic night out on the tiles here. If you’re looking for a souvenir to take back home with you, you can get yourself a ‘face in the whole’ picture as leprechauns on a key ring-perfect reminder of what a great time you had whilst on your visit.
Shopping - Georges Street Arcade
This shopping centre is a landmark for the Dubliners with over 50 shops and stalls the Georges Street Arcade. If you want to spruce up your wardrobe then head down to this shopping arcade which offers fashion for men and women. If you’re intrigued to know what the future holds, visit the fortune teller that is located within the shopping centre, along with many gift shops that have a choice of different collectables and antiques. If the shopping adventure is a little tiring, stop off at the chic coffee houses and restaurants that cater to your needs.
Georges Street Arcade was Dublin’s first purpose built Victorian Shopping Centre. When a tragic fire corrupted in 1892 the centre was re-built and re-opened on September 13th 1894.
Oh I do like to beside the sea side…
You may not be aware that Dublin has many beaches amongst it. Not only does it have one but FOUR beaches to suit your needs. If you’re a sweet tooth, the best beach for you is to visit Sandy cove were you can relax beside the sea and admire the James Joyce’s Martello Tower. If you are a little more adventurous, then head down to the Dollymount Strand beach which would be perfect for kite surfing. Another beach that you can visit is Balcarrick Beach and Skerries which both offer great views and a relaxing vibe.
If you’re one with nature and want a little greenery in your life then this will be perfect for you as well as your family. The park is one of largest city parks in Europe at 707 hectares, so this would be ideal for a nice summer’s day picnic. You can take in the exquisite scenery and the relaxing atmosphere that comes with the country feel park. Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park. Dublin Zoo is also contained within the grounds of the park! You can also grab a pick-me-up at the parks café and tea rooms if you are just passing through.
...One more thing! Don't forget to visit the Ha'penny Bridge during your visit and attach your own 'love lock' with the initials of your's and the person you love, and show your love for them, and the impressive place of Dublin!