Experience The Best of Dublin
Dublin is packed full of lots of things to do. Whether you are looking for an activity-filled break away or to experience something new, take a look at our topic things to do in the city.
Some tourist attractions are currently unavailable as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, please check each attraction’s website for the most up-to-date information.
Take in the city at your own pace aboard one of City Kayaking’s double seater sit-on-top kayaks, which are known for being very stable. Board at the base of the famous Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, City Kayaking is the only adventurous activity currently being operated on the River Liffey in the city centre.
You will be able to take in uninterrupted views of the city above as you pass by its landmarks, like the Ha’Penny and Samuel Beckett Bridges and the Customs House.
Located only 15-minutes walk from the hotel and with over 10 years of experience, Surfdock Watersports are Dublin’s No 1 watersports school with a unique array of activities for both adults and children, offering paddleboarding, kayaking, and windsurfing for beginners and intermediate in the Grand Canal Dock.
The Comedy Cellar at the International Bar
The International Bar on Dublin’s Wicklow Street is the site of the country’s first and longest-running comedy club, where events take place every night of the week. On Wednesdays, it hosts the famous 30-year-old Comedy Cellar, where renowned Irish comedians have been known to try out their new material before embarking on a tour. From Thursday through Sunday the International Comedy Club hosts new faces and established acts.
Musical Pub Crawl of Dublin
The Musical Pub Crawl of Dublin has been described as a ‘moving concert’ around Dublin City. Guests of the tour will be brought to four of Dublin’s best pubs for live music where they will hear traditional Irish music, see professional Irish dancing and tuck into some typical Irish food. You’ll feel as good as Irish after this tour – you’ll know the story of Irish music, have seen the full range of styles of Irish dance and eaten boxty. What is boxty you ask? You’ll have to wait and see!
Happenings Outdoor Cinema
Happenings organises spontaneous outdoor cultural events in Dublin, like outdoor film screenings and yoga in the park. Although its events are typically only publicised 48 hours ahead of time, some seasonal gatherings are scheduled with more notice. If there’s no Happenings event coming up, try the Light House cinema’s Event Cinema programme. It regularly broadcasts live international screenings of dance, theatre and art events. Even better, you can bring drinks from the bar into the theatre.
Rainforest Adventure Golf
Rainforest Adventure Golf is a high tech, state-of-the-art, purpose-built, indoor mini-golf amenity at the Dundrum Town Centre in South Dublin. Rainforest Adventure Golf is the only themed indoor mini-golf venue of its kind on such a scale in Ireland and provides an opportunity for healthy fun, whatever the weather. The facility offers two 18-hole South American themed mini-golf courses in a rainforest setting.
Rainforest Adventure Golf is a game of real skill and great fun for everyone. All ages, all abilities, all are welcome. The Aztec and Mayan themed courses weave through lush tropical foliage, authentic tribal carvings and animatronic special effects before both ultimately leading to the mythical 19th hole of the Jaguar Temple. The Mayan course is wheelchair-friendly and is open from 10am to 11pm, seven days a week.
One of the largest parks in a European capital city, the Phoenix Park has plenty to offer those seeking some calm and quietness during their visit to Dublin. On a warm day, feeding the ducks and sunbathing by one of the ornamental lakes in the People’s Flower Gardens is a relaxed option, as is taking a walk through the grasslands in search of some of the roughly 400 fallow deer that live in the park. Alternatively, there’s Dublin Zoo, or you can take a guided Segway tour for a history lesson of the area. On Saturdays, free guided tours of the President’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, are also available.
Stay in the Perfect Location
With easy access to the best things to keep you entertained around the city, The Samuel hotel is the perfect location for your Dublin city break.