Looking for ideas of places to book for your next city break? If so, then look no further than Dublin. The capital city of the Republic of Ireland is the largest of the country and is situated directly on a bay on the East Coast. Because of its picturesque surroundings, its stunning architecture, and its friendly locals, Dublin is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe. If you really want to see Dublin in all of its glory, though, be sure to check it out at night. The nightlife in Dublin is something else, and it is something that everybody should experience at least once before they die. Looking to learn more about the nightlife in Dublin? Here are 4 ideas of things to do.
Take an evening stroll around the city
Dublin is one of the most hospitable cities in the country. It is largely very safe at night, especially if you stick to the popular tourist destinations with plenty of people. As wonderful as the city is in daytime, at night time, just after dusk, it really comes alive. Take a stroll over the beautifully constructed bridges over the River Liffey, enjoy a quick pint of Guinness in one of the many bars and pubs, and maybe grab a slice of cake or an ice cream before strolling past Trinity College and watching keen holiday makers and tourists getting ready for a fun night ahead.
Take a Kayaking tour
This is probably a pastime you’ll want to enjoy during the warm summer months, but if the weather permits, a kayaking tour through the city at night is simply breath taking. Hop into your kayak and make your way along the beautiful canal network of the city as part of a guided tour. Here, your guide will give you all manner of fun and interesting facts about the city, the canals, and the River Liffey itself. Don’t worry, before departing, you’ll receive a full safety briefing, as well as a safety jacket.
Win big at the casinos
Whereas we can’t guarantee that you’ll actually win anything if you choose to gamble at one of Dublin’s many casinos, what we can guarantee is that you’ll have a fantastic time. Dublin is home to some amazing Irish casinos, including Fitzpatricks Casino and Playlands Casino. Here you can enjoy all of the usual games you’d expect to find in a casino, including: Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and slots. If you want something quieter and a little more reserved, why not enjoy a game of bingo at Jack Pott’s Bingo? With friendly staff, amazing food and drink, and cash prizes to be won, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular destination for keen gamblers.
Go ghost hunting
If you want to enjoy something a little, okay, a lot, scarier than our suggestions so far, then why not go on a ghost hunt? The city is reportedly one of the most haunted in Europe, so there are plenty of ghost walks and tours for you to take part in. Some of the most popular/frightening destinations include Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, and the Bully’s Acre Cemetery. Be warned, though, these destinations are not for those who frighten easily.