Guide to Dublin


Wanderlust Chronicles Guide to Dublin, Ireland.

The Morrison – A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
The Morrison is not only our favourite hotel in Dublin, but it was also our favourite hotel during our Europe trip. The Morrison is the epitome of modern elegance with a rock and roll twist. With an unbeatable location, delicious food, and the best rooms in Dublin, The Morrison is the best place to stay while exploring this fun city. A simple paragraph cannot do this hotel justice so please check out the link to our post here.
Temple Bar District
The vibrant heart of this college city is the Temple Bar District. Spread around the famous, or infamous, Temple Bar, this little part of the city is full of some of the best pubs and eats in the whole city. Grab a pint of Guiness and some stew, or jig to the traditional Irish sounds of the local bands playing live music, in each bar, and enjoy that all the area has to offer.
George’s St Arcade
George’s St Arcade is one of the oldest shopping centres in Dublin. Home to the best boutique offerings, including pin-up vintage resellers, luxe leather goods, and hand crafted jewellery, the arcade is a great place to while away an afternoon, and spend some of that hard earned cash. There is also some delicious treats to eat in the area, some make sure to walk around the general vicinity and explore!
Dublin Zoo
Known as Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, Dublin Zoo is home to some of the world’s most loved animals. It is a great day out for adventurers for all sizes, and is a particular favourite for the little explorers! Save some money and buy a Dublin Pass, see our advice below, to visit the zoo.
Ireland is famous for its greenery for a reason. With lush green lawns and rolling hills, its no wonder that Dublin and its parks are perfect for a leisurely weekend picnic. Keep some of your exploring time to breathe in the fresh air and relax!
The Old Mill
For a heart Irish stew or Guiness Stew topped with puff pastry which will have you craving its rich flavours even when you’re back on your own home soil, take the time to stop in at The Old Mill in the Temple Bar Area. Promising traditional flavours at affordable prices, The Old Mill has your Irish foodie experience covered!
Butler Chocolate Café
As an avid chocolate and dessert lover, I could not pass by this chocolate café without a visit. And boy was I lucky that I did. In this quaint shop you will be treated to gourmet chocolates and deliciously creamy hot chocolates. Yum!
Promising a modern twist on traditional Irish fare, Boxty is a great place to visit. Boxty was even named in the recent restaurant awards for 2015 as a favourite! So why not visit and try our favourite, the delicious Irish stew!
Save Money//
Dublin Pass
The Dublin Pass is the best money saving pass for exploring this great city. It’s essential to purchase the Dublin Pass online prior to travel to take advantage of all its exclusive benefits such as:
  • Free entry to 33 of Dublin’s most popular attractions
  • Discounts and exclusive offers at 20 extra venues
  • Fast Track Entry to skip the lines at some of the busiest attractions
  • Free guidebook to help plan your sightseeing adventure
  • One-way airport transfer free with the pass
We found the Dublin Pass to be the fastest and most cost effective way to explore the city. We highly recommend it, especially to families, and for those on a budget.
The Wanderlust Chronicles Team was hosted by Visit Dublin to try the Dublin Pass, but our opinion is our own.