2020 has been dubbed the year of the staycation and lucky for us, Ireland has no shortage of incredible holiday destinations. As the country’s capital, it’s no surprise that Dublin has plenty to offer all types of holidaymakers, from outdoor adventures and historic landmarks to delicious restaurants and great shopping. With so much on offer, we have made a list of some great staycation ideas for Dublin. Read on to find out more…
The home of the black stuff! As one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, the Guinness Storehouse is a must-do on your staycation to Dublin. Learn about the history and making of Guinness, take part in interactive experiences, enjoy a pint of plain and take in the incredible 360 views in the world-famous Gravity Bar.
Howth Cliff Walk
The Howth Cliff Walk Loop is one of Dublin’s most popular walks. The 7km walk begins in the lovely seaside town of Howth and goes right up along the cliff of Howth Head. This walk offers some of the most incredible views in Dublin, including views of Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dublin Bay and some of the Wicklow Mountains. If the weather is good on your staycation to Dublin, this relatively easy walk is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Take a Day Trip from Dublin
Get the best of both worlds on your staycation to Dublin and take a day trip from the city to visit some of Ireland’s top attractions. Wild Rover Tours offer daily trips from Dublin City Centre giving you the opportunity to explore the best bits of Ireland. Take a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher and explore the Wild Atlantic Way, including Galway City, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
Fancy something different? Explore the beating heart of Ireland’s Ancient East with a day trip from Dublin to Kilkenny, the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. Uncover the history of the charming cobbled streets of Kilkenny, discover the spectacular landscape of the Wicklow Mountains and wander through the beautiful Glendalough all in one day with Wild Rover Tours. Book your tour today with a flexible 100% refund policy guaranteed.
Sunset Paddle Board Tour
While Ireland may not see a huge amount of good weather, we sure do get some incredible sunsets! Dublin is one of the best places to watch mother nature put on her nightly show. Try something different during your staycation to Dublin and enjoy the beautiful sunset from a new perspective with a paddle board tour in Skerries. Running daily, weather dependent, this is the perfect way to spend an evening in Dublin. Limited spaces are available, so we advise you book your tour in advance.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Located in Dublin City Centre, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is one of the best art galleries in Ireland, and it is easy to see why. IMMA is Ireland’s National Cultural Institution for Modern and Contemporary Art. The gallery boasts unique exhibitions, commissions and projects, with over 3,500 beautiful artworks by both Irish and international artists. IMMA has reopened its doors to the public by free ticket only to allow for social distancing within the gallery. After exploring the gallery, enjoy a stroll around the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham that IMMA is located on.
Once the family home of the Overend family, Airfield Estate is now a farm and heritage experience and is open to the public for pre-booked visits. The estate is home to plenty of farm animals, beautiful gardens and an outdoor playground for kids. Unwind with a relaxing stroll along one of the many walking trails and get up close and personal with the adorable animals! Feeling peckish? Order a delicious picnic box from Overends Kitchen, made with seasonal organic vegetables, and enjoy anywhere throughout the farm, gardens and forests.
So, what are you waiting for? Discover all this and more on your staycation to Dublin. Book your day tour from Dublin with Wild Rover Tours today.