We could easily spend a week, or even a lifetime in the wonderful city of Dublin. But sometimes you only have one day to visit a city.
When that is the case, you better make the best of it! These are the things you can do in Dublin in one day.
1. Full Irish breakfast – to start your day off right
You haven’t been to Dublin if you didn’t eat a full Irish breakfast. And with full, we mean full. On your plate you will find bacon rashers, pork sausages, fried or scrambled eggs, white pudding, black pudding, toast, and fried tomato.
Sometimes there are extras like the homemade potato cake you can get on Suffolk Street (O’Neill’s).
It’s a ball of mashed potatoes filled with Dubliner cheddar and covered with breadcrumbs. Yummy!
2. Hop on the bus – and take in the city
A good way to see a lot of Dublin in a short time is to buy a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus. While your full Irish breakfast is settling in your stomach you will see the most important highlights of the city. Like The Ha’penny Bridge, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse and much more.
3. Visit Guinness storehouse – the home of the black stuff
It’s a good idea to hop off the bus at Guinness Storehouse. More than a million people a year visit the house of Guinness, the famous Irish Stout.
You can visit the Storehouse by yourself and will learn everything about the history of the beautiful brand. You will even get a free pint! If that isn’t a good reason to see one of the best things to do in Dublin, I don’t know what is!
4. Visit The Old Library at Trinity – discover a book lovers paradise
While you buy and eat a traditional soda bread underway you can visit The Book of Kells Exhibition. It is located in the 18th-century Old Library building in the heart of Trinity College Dublin and contains the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. It is said to be Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript.
Besides the Book of Kells, you can see ‘the long room’ one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. This book lovers paradise is a real stunning place that should be one anyone’s itinerary.
5. Have dinner in the creative quarter – for a unique experience
After a visit to the library, you head up to the creative quarter. You will find the area around South William Street to George’s Street, and from Lower Stephen’s Street to Exchequer Street.
Here you will find an eclectic mix of cafés, galleries, shops, restaurants and much more. It is an inspiring place and a perfect place to have your evening meal.
6. Play a poker in Dublin’s famous casino – if you are feeling lucky
To make your evening a little festive you could visit the Sporting Emporium Casino for some betting. It is said to be the best casino in Dublin. You will find a perfect balance between a fun night out and luxury. Don’t feel like dressing up? You can do some betting online as well after a long day in your hotel room.
End the night with some good Irish tunes
Did you win at the casino? Good for you! Time to celebrate! Dublin has a great nightlife. You can visit the famous Temple Bar where you can enjoy live traditional Irish music sessions 7 nights a week. A perfect place to end your day in Dublin.