Do St. Valentine's Day!
Feel the love
Joining the back of the Olympia Theatre to Essex Street lies one of the most unique lanes in the city. Together Dublin City Council and talented local artists have transformed a bland space into a welcoming open air art gallery acting as a tribute to love!
The passage is decorated with tiles each with their own personality engraved with loving quotes and sayings. This special spot is often filled with couples, proposals, and even admirers who enjoy the colourful and uplifting atmosphere created by the innovative people of Dublin.
The Gravity Bar
Be amazed by each other and the view
Located at the top of the Guinness Storehouse on the seventh floor you will find the stunning Gravity Bar. Dublin’s favourite rooftop bar delivers a seamless 360-degree view of the city covering locations like the Wicklow Mountains, Howth Head, Aviva Stadium, and plenty more. Many famous faces from Bill Clinton to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have enjoyed the spectacular spot.
Visitors are invited to redeem and enjoy their free pint of Guinness here where they can gaze out onto the skyline and observe the world go by. The modern and chic interior will leave you in awe.
Bord Gáis Theatre
Be truly entertained
This world class entertainment hub first opened in 2010 and since then has continuously hosted the best showcases from Broadway to local productions.
The variety of mixed genres caters for and amuses all types of audiences. The theatre is located in the beautiful Docklands of Dublin and delivers a breath-taking view of the Grand Canal Basin, making the outside almost as magnificent as the inside.
The selection of food and beverages both in and along the surrounding land of the theatre will help make the experience even more special.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city
Just minutes from O’Connell Street the large recreational space never seems too busy due its vast size and features. Most known for housing huge herds of deer visitors come to observe and feed these stunning animals as they roam freely through the park.
Other popular attractions on the grounds include Dublin Zoo, the Victorian Flower Gardens and Áras an Uachtaráin where you may spot the Irish president Michael D. Higgins walking his adorable Bernese Mountain dogs. Although there are countless different walking and cycling trails for people to enjoy many come to sit out and relax in the park.
For those that do seek adventure there is bike hire available and many monuments and heritage to discover like the Wellington Testimonial, the Papal Cross and the Phoenix Monument.
Sit back and relax
Covering all of Dublin’s most popular attractions and locations is the city’s famous Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Whether you’re looking for the smoothest transport to different date spots or just want to admire loved ones and the city this is the thing to do.
With a variety of stops visitors are left spoilt for choice on where to get off and with the hilarious Dubliner guides some visitors don’t even want to get off! See another side to the city on the open top deck allowing you to sit back and take it all avoiding the busy sidewalks of Dublin. This activity is loved by tourists and locals and is a unique and memorable day out.
A romantic gestrue
A true treasure of Dublin is the city’s first ever pedestrianised bridge. This iron arch required a toll to cross back in the day with a charge of one penny and so the Dubliners nicknamed it the Ha’penny Bridge which it is still known as to this day! Replacing the Liffey ferry, it has been estimated that nearly 30,000 people cross over the structure a day.
Similar to other world-famous city bridges lovers began to decorate it with locks to represent their feelings for one another all decorated with their own meaningful messages. Although the gestures were sweet these love locks have been removed by Dublin City Council to prevent damage to the iconic bridge and to protect its form for the future. Now couples walk over it to express their admiration.
The bridge itself is a popular location due to its history and beauty. The Ha’penny Bridge is a photo friendly space and captures the best of Dublin. Either side of the bridge leads to a range of bars and restaurants to enjoy.