Making the Most of Dublin, Ireland

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Welcome to Dublin! Home to some of Ireland’s richest history and stunning landmarks, this quaint city by the sea has no shortage of opportunities for the gilded adventurist. What’s the best way to take it all in? Understanding the basics can give you a healthy head start.

Upon Your Arrival

The first thing you should know is how you’ll get to the airport and back. Airport taxis are expensive and the cost of trains and coaches quickly adds up. Savvy travelers looking to save a little money will want to snag their parking spot with Airparks. Their Dublin airport parking services are outstanding and also save you loads of stress, taking airport traffic out of the picture altogether.

Getting Around

You won’t need to expend much of your newfound energy into navigating – getting around Dublin is incredibly easy given the diverse commuter options. Begin by familiarizing yourself with the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), the city’s iconic electric rail system. The DART is a great way to visit the gorgeous towns and villages Dublin has to offer. It’s also a surefire way to rub elbows with the locals.

Another popular option is the charming LUAS (Irish for ‘speed’) tram system, most commonly utilized for transportation to the suburbs. You may want to investigate purchasing a Leap Visitor Card if you predict your vacation will require a good deal of commuting.

Dublin is actually ranked 9th in the world for Bicycle-Friendly cities – beating out major cities like Paris, France and even Hamburg, Germany. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, renting a bicycle is a terrific option.

Where to Go

With so many options to choose from, deciding where to visit in Dublin is better determined based off your personality.

Are you looking for a little bit of history? You’ll no doubt want to seek out landmarks like the Duke of Wellington Monument.

Care to do a bit of high-end shopping during your stay? Make the trek over to Grafton Street and drop a little coin.

Of course, you find a fresher pint of Guiness than the Guiness Storehouse located on St James’s Gate. Tours take place every day of the week from 9:30 AM through 5:00 PM.

It’s easy to find inspiration from anywhere in Dublin – allow yourself time to simply get lost in the local culture. You don’t always need a travel itinerary!

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