A month abroad seems like a long time, but when you’re trying to visit 10 different cities it feels quite busy and quick. Every city I’ve gone to thus far I’ve wanted to stay longer, Dublin especially. I love Irish pubs, especially meeting new people there, and I wish I could have had more time to scope out hidden gems. With that said though, I definitely hit up a few good touristy spots in my short time there.
1. Guinness Storehouse
Yes, of course I went to the Guinness Storehouse like any tourist would. And yes I said things like “oh wow the Guinness tastes way better here”. But I have no shame or remorse, because it truly was a fun experience where you get to learn about the ingredients and history that go into this 200+ year old beer. Highly recommend.
2. Little Museum of Dublin
Having been a little bit more limited on time, I prioritized other things over museums since they can take a couple of hours each. The Little Museum of Dublin advertises that you can learn everything about the city in under half an hour though, so I thought it would be more digestible than a regular sized museum.
3. Irish Whiskey Museum
I was definitely pushing some limits by going to the Guinness storehouse in the morning and also doing a whiskey tasting in the evening, but it proved to be a fun (and safe J) experience. As someone who generally will shy away from liquor, I quite enjoyed the connoisseur who walked us through the tasting and actually liked drinking whiskey.
4. Temple Bar Area
The iconic temple bar was right next to the hostel I stayed it, making for a very interesting albeit noisy stay. From what locals told me it seemed like only tourists/Americans really went to Temple Bar itself, so I went to some other pubs in the area. There’s definitely a lot of different things going on so find the place of your choice