I don’t actually actively ‘celebrate’ Valentines day but with February the 14th just around the corner it got me thinking about all of the wonderful activities that are available in Dublin. There is so much to see and do in the Irish capital, so here are some of the more quirky ways that you can spend your Sunday Funday or head on a date!
Do A Cliff Walk
Personally, one of my favourite things to do in Dublin is take a stroll along Howth Cliff Walk or venture out to Wicklow to walk from Bray to Greystones. The best part of living in Dublin in my eyes is being this close to the sea so these walks are really high on my list. Both walks are completely manageable no matter your fitness level and give you stunning views of the Irish coast. If you manage to get to one of these on a sunny day I have no doubt how pleasantly surprised you will be! The best part about this activity though? It’s free!
The Ericsson Skyline Tour
If heights aren’t your thing then this might not be for you! The Ericsson Skyline Tour takes you 17 storeys high around the top of Croke Park. It is Dublins highest viewing platform and being right in the city centre means you get the best views possible of the city. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours from ascent to descent and takes you 600m around the rooftop of the stadium. Tickets for this tour are €20 for an adult, €18 for a student and €12 for a child.
Recently I tried out the indoor skiing facility in Sandyford to promote the Holiday World Show. It is definitely something different to the usual & it also works as a surprisingly tough workout on your legs and core. The Ski Centre lets you simulate both skiing and snowboarding. It is such a great way to spend the day. You get the fun of hitting the slopes without the cold – and you can even go for an Aprés Ski in the city afterwards if you feel so inclined! This is one of the more pricier activities on the list at €49 per person for a group of up to 6 people.
Ireland is known for it’s amazing Whiskys, so it is fitting that there are a range of different Whiskey tours that you can take in the heart of the Capital. There is The Jameson Whiskey Tour, Teelings Whiskey Tour, The Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour or simply the Irish Whiskey Museum! The options here are endless and each one is known to be as good as the next. It is a great alternative way to spend your day if you have already visited the Guinness Storehouse.
Take A Cruise
Dublin Bay Cruises operates along the coast of Dublin and serves a number of different routes. Trips go from Dun Laoghaire and Howth and give you the best views of Dublin from the sea! My friends and I were just taking a stroll through Dun Laoghire one day when we hopped on for a 60 minute ride up towards Dalkey Island and back. It was such a nice way to spend the evening and I would highly recommend it. Prices range depending on the trip that you choose but I think we got lucky and haggled our tour down to €15 each due to the low volume of people (good ol’ rain!)
These are just some of the different things that you can do for a day in Dublin other than spending your time in The Guinness Storehouse or Coppers! These are all really fun, alternative ways to spend your date-day. Have you ever done these activities, or would you like to? Let me know!