Best things to do in Dublin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Phoenix Park
740local recommendations
Sara says “The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. It was originall...” ·
2. Guinness Storehouse
587local recommendations
Xiang says “Located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland's most pop...” ·
3. St Stephen's Green
432local recommendations
Alexis says “St Stephen’s Green Park is a historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city. Cared...” ·
4. Trinity College
506local recommendations
Beverley says “Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university. It was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Due to ...” ·
5. Kilmainham Gaol
339local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “About 20 min walking from our place, a definite don’t miss! There’s a real “wow” moment that comes w...” ·
6. Jameson Distillery Bow St.
307local recommendations
Dumitru says “Learn all about the world’s favourite Irish whiskey at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. ...” ·
7. Howth
243local recommendations
Andrew says “Howth (pronounced hōth) is a beautiful seaside town on the peninsula of Howth Head, and is an outer ...” ·
8. The Brazen Head
20 Lower Bridge St
207local recommendations
Geber says “STEP BACK IN TIME... The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. While...” ·
9. Dublin Castle
228local recommendations
Xiang says “Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Black Pool - ...” ·
10. St Patrick's Cathedral
225local recommendations
Annemarie says “St. Patrick's Cathedral is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Tradition has it that he...” ·
11. Irish Museum of Modern Art
216local recommendations
David says “The Irish Museum of Modern Art is worth checking out (even if you're not an art lover the grounds ar...” ·
12. Temple Bar
266local recommendations
Geraldine says “Temple bar has all the craic , especially at the weekends. It has loads of pubs which have music goi...” ·
13. The Cobblestone
77 King St N
217local recommendations
Small says “A drinking pub with a music problem - The Cobblestone is always good for a trad session. Call ahead ...” ·
14. Dublin Zoo
172local recommendations
Clare says “Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family...” ·
15. 3Arena
176local recommendations
Ann says “The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, I...” ·
16. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
169local recommendations
Joan says “Many world class productions, this venue often hosts some of the big West End shows. Also several ni...” ·
17. National Gallery of Ireland
168local recommendations
Sarah says “The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Includ...” ·
18. The Bernard Shaw
11-12 Richmond St South
165local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “An eccentrically relaxed atmosphere that kicks off Thursday to Sunday with DJ’s, The Bernard Shaw is...” ·
19. Brother Hubbard (North)
153 Capel St
144local recommendations
Alison says “Once a small, intimate coffee shop, Brother Hubbard has expanded due to its popularity. Now this caf...” ·
20. The Fumbally
8 Fumbally Ln
156local recommendations
Natalie says “If you are visiting St. Patricks Cathedral it will be worth your while taking a few extra steps to e...” ·
21. Glasnevin, Botanic Gardens
169local recommendations
Antoinette says “Absolutely gorgeous, the Botanic Gardens never disappoint, they have a good restaurant there too for...” ·
22. The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant
97local recommendations
Victoria says “This church turned restaurant/pub has an outside terrace with heaters and irish dancing performances...” ·
23. Fallon & Byrne Exchequer St
11-17 Exchequer St
128local recommendations
David says “Foodie shop on the ground floor, with a cafe too. Wine bar and food in the basement Restaurant upsta...” ·
24. Croke Park
110local recommendations
Helen And Barry
Helen And Barry says “Croke Park is home to the Gaelic Games which are indigenous sports to Ireland. You can find out abou...” ·
25. herbstreet
9 Hanover Quay
148local recommendations
Karl says “It does the best brunch in Dublin and a fantastic place to relax and have lunch really nice staff to...” ·
26. Iveagh Gardens
119local recommendations
David says “Designed by Ninian Niven in 1865, but with a history dating back over three hundred years, the Iveag...” ·