Things to do in Dublin as a Solo Traveller
You have decided to go to Dublin alone maybe because when you saw the Dublin hotel special offers you didn’t want to wait, or maybe you are here to work but have saved a day to discover the city. You were right anyway because Dublin is a beautiful city and Dubliners are so kind and helpful that you will never feel alone during your trip.
Enjoy a quiet pint
Dublin is famous for its different pubs, from craft beer pubs to sports bars. But there is also the “old man pub” which is really different from the tourist pub. These pubs are typically Irish and are the perfect place for a quiet pint and a bit of reading or writing. We recommend you The Boar’s Head if you want to feel the peaceful atmosphere.
Walk or crawl around the city
You are ready to go for a walk around the city centre (don’t forget your umbrella) and stop by Merrion Square to see Oscar Wilde’s childhood home. From there, stroll to Trinity College, a historical institution founded in 1592 that still functions as a working school. Once you’re on the campus don’t miss the famous Book of Kells at the library, see the Zoological Museum and the Science Gallery Dublin. Once finished, you can head to the National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland, where you will see wonderful collections of Irish Art. That’s one of the advantages of staying in a hotel near Grafton Street.
People watch in the park
The St. Stephen’s Green Park is Dublin’s most popular city centre park thanks to its beautiful pond, Victorian gardens and a perfect city centre location. But not far from it (just a five-minute walk from St Stephen’s Green) there is an equally beautiful urban haven, the Iveagh Gardens. Situated just off Harcourt Street, this secret beauty houses a wonderful water feature, sunken lawns, a miniature maze and Greek gods life-sized statues. It’s a famous place for summertime concerts, it’s surprisingly quiet even in the city centre and it’s a secret that Dubliners don’t like to share. And if you want to stay in this area of the city then book a night at the O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green Hotel.
Dine in delight
There are few Michelin starred restaurants in Dublin, the most famous (and expensive) is the restaurant Patrick Gilbaud, Chapter One is a really good place too but requires booking in advance same for L’Ecrivain. Not Michelin starred but well worth the visit are the Winding Stairs, Locks Brasserie or if you’re looking for the best seafood Matt the Thresher.