Dublin is one of my favorite cities and, in my opinion, can be enjoyed in a fairly economical way. I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities to spend some time simply walking the streets. . Here are some suggestions on what you can do to enjoy Dublin without burning a whole in your pocket. I visited Ireland prior to the pandemic. Please make sure that you get information on travel to Ireland and activities you can do in Ireland during this time. These suggestions might have restrictions based on pandemic protocols.
Visit Trinity College
Trinity College is stunning. Most people go there because it is where the Book of Kells is located. However, I enjoy its architecture and its history. It is quite beautiful if you want to just walk around. There is no admission, but there is a time frame in which to enter. The site of the Book of Kells is incredibly busy. If you do want to see that, make sure you go really early.
Otherwise, simply walk around and enjoy the architecture. There are also spots where you can just sit and relax.
Hang out at a Pub
One thing that there isn’t a shortage of in Dublin is just a good pub to sit and have a good glass of Guinness! This pub was suggested to us by a friend that studied at Trinity College. Such a great place to unwind after a long day of walking.
I didn’t know what to expect when I went to Ireland, because people that have been there in the past have said that the shopping there is not great. I beg to differ. I thought the shopping there is AMAZING! We stayed at the heart of Grafton Street. The shopping isn’t just contained there. There was great shopping everywhere, which made for great window shopping. The key is, to keep it economical, is to just window shop. I tried on a pair of Louboutin heals, just for fun, but certainly didn’t buy it!
Last but not least, Walk the Streets!
As I have mentioned before, Dublin is one of the most beautiful walking cities I have ever seen. Other than its beauty, it is also full of life. You see a ton of different street performers up and down Grafton Street as well. Just walk around, go slow, and soak it all in.