Dublin is a city with an astonishing number of attractions, from museums, theaters and art galleries to parks, sports stadiums and the famous Guinness brewery. As you might expect given its history as one of Ireland’s most important cities, there are also plenty of traditional pubs offering live music and local beers. Whether you want to explore history or just relax with friends over a pint (or three), there’s no shortage of things to do in Dublin.
One thing that makes Dublin unique among European capitals is its “university quarter”—a cluster of colleges located just outside the city center that has helped give rise to many Irish writers and musicians over the years. This part of town has become popular among young professionals who want easy access to nightlife but don't want apartment prices on par with Manhattan's Upper West Side or London's Docklands; however these neighborhoods are still within walking distance from downtown attractions like Trinity College and Temple Bar Cultural District!
The city is also home to some of Ireland’s best museums, including the National Museum of Archeology and History and the National Gallery of Ireland. For those who want to take in some culture but don’t have time for a museum visit, Dublin has plenty of street art scattered throughout its neighborhoods.