Best things to do in Dublin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Phoenix Park
740local recommendations
Sara says “The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. It was originall...” ·
2. Guinness Storehouse
587local recommendations
Maria says “Not sure how many visitors a years has the Guiness Museum but i am sure it is more than a million !!” ·
3. St Stephen's Green
432local recommendations
Alexis says “St Stephen’s Green Park is a historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city. Cared...” ·
4. Trinity College
506local recommendations
Beverley says “Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university. It was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Due to ...” ·
5. Kilmainham Gaol
339local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “About 20 min walking from our place, a definite don’t miss! There’s a real “wow” moment that comes w...” ·
6. Temple Bar
266local recommendations
Geraldine says “Temple bar has all the craic , especially at the weekends. It has loads of pubs which have music goi...” ·
7. Jameson Distillery Bow St.
307local recommendations
Dumitru says “Learn all about the world’s favourite Irish whiskey at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. ...” ·
8. Dublin Castle
228local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “Perched on the site of a Danish Viking fortress from 930AD, and with its first stone cast by King Jo...” ·
9. The Brazen Head
20 Lower Bridge St
207local recommendations
Patrick says “The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. While it is unclear how muc...” ·
10. Howth
243local recommendations
Arianna says “The Metro/Dart station is 5 min from the house, take the train to Howth and follow the hikers trail ...” ·
11. The Cobblestone
77 King St N
217local recommendations
Andrew says “The Cobblestone Pub is a hidden gem on Smithfield Square. It's a bit out of the way, but I cannot sa...” ·
12. St Patrick's Cathedral
225local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “ST PATRICK'S AND CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRALS Ancient, dramatic and intriguing, Dublin’s two cathedrals ...” ·
13. Dublin Zoo
172local recommendations
Clare says “Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family...” ·
14. 3Arena
176local recommendations
Ann says “The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, I...” ·
15. Irish Museum of Modern Art
216local recommendations
David says “The Irish Museum of Modern Art is worth checking out (even if you're not an art lover the grounds ar...” ·
16. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
169local recommendations
Joan says “Many world class productions, this venue often hosts some of the big West End shows. Also several ni...” ·
17. National Gallery of Ireland
168local recommendations
Sarah says “The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Includ...” ·
18. Glasnevin, Botanic Gardens
169local recommendations
Carl says “Deep history, great place to hang out, botanical marvels and incredible amount of cheeky squirrels. ...” ·
19. The Bernard Shaw
11-12 Richmond St South
165local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “An eccentrically relaxed atmosphere that kicks off Thursday to Sunday with DJ’s, The Bernard Shaw is...” ·
20. The Fumbally
8 Fumbally Ln
156local recommendations
Helen says “Excellent friendly cafe for breakfast and lunch with locally sourced, organic produce. Great coffee....” ·
21. Croke Park
110local recommendations
Helen And Barry
Helen And Barry says “Croke Park is home to the Gaelic Games which are indigenous sports to Ireland. You can find out abou...”
22. Brother Hubbard (North)
153 Capel St
144local recommendations
Alison says “Once a small, intimate coffee shop, Brother Hubbard has expanded due to its popularity. Now this caf...” ·
23. Paulies Pizza
58 Grand Canal Street Upper
140local recommendations
Padraic says “This is my favourite pizza in Dublin. Great atmosphere, and simple and authentic Italian food. Well ...” ·
24. Iveagh Gardens
119local recommendations
David says “Designed by Ninian Niven in 1865, but with a history dating back over three hundred years, the Iveag...” ·
25. Porterhouse Temple Bar
16-18 Parliament St
80local recommendations
Ciaran says “Constantly changing menu of own ales, lagers and stouts with an Irish menu and folksy atmosphere. ”
26. herbstreet
9 Hanover Quay
148local recommendations
Liz says “Super friendly staff, great service and great view of the canal (if you sit near the windows). ” ·
27. The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant
97local recommendations
Clare says “Sympathetic conversion of imposing church with cafe/bar and Irish restaurant surrounded by terraces.” ·