At last… the lighter nights are here and the promise of summer .This is when we at Isaacs finally emerge from hibernation (and the pub ) to scarily strip off our winter woollies . We remind ourselves that our Vitamin D store needs top up and there is a whole world to explore out there on the doorstep of our wonderful fair city. So come explore our insider guide to Dublin this summer with the Isaacs hostel crew
Take a walk in the park
Dubliners are out to play and there are plenty of special open spaces to enjoy a lazy lunch amid the spring flowers in Dublin. St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of the city is an easy option with grass to laze on, benches and fountains to sooth. Mingle with the Dublin student fraternity in the grounds at Trinity college , the added bonus of cheap beers in the Pav bar could encourage added mixing. You could go seek out the Deer in Phoenix Park the largest city park in Europe. Just make your Butties * at Isaacs (*sandwiches ) and head for the lunch of your choosing
Head for the mountains
Dublin mountains are but a 40 minute bus journey – you can take a bus and head to the hills to the Hell fire club for a short hike with amazing views across Dublin and the coast . A little further will bring you to the Wicklow Mountains to beautiful Glendalough and the Wicklow Way for spectacular scenery. Tours and hikes can be booked quire easily here at Isaacs Hostel.
On yer’ Bike
Not quite Amsterdam but there is a pretty thriving biking scene in the Dublin, it’s one of the quickest ways to get around the city if your visit is short. We hire bikes here at Isaacs or you can book a Dublin City bike tour if you prefer. The Dublin City Bikes on a 3 day visitor pass is another option . Just don’t forget to stand up in the saddle when you hit a cobbled street!
Down by the River
The River Liffey runs right through the heart of Dublin and a whole new world of adventure is emerging on the water . You can Wakeboard at Grand Canal dock only 5 minutes from Isaacs , sit atop a kayak and see a whole new view of the city with City Kayaking . If you prefer a more sedate approach to the river then cruise with Dublin Bay cruses or lazier still just find a waterside café bar or pub and watch the word go by. The Ferryman pub, Ely Wine Bar and Brasserie are all good places to watch the water through the bottom of a glass!
Howth seaside village is one of the most popular summer destinations in Dublin for visitors and love it as we do, it would be a miss of us to forget about other coastal villages worthy of your time. Dalkey, Malahide, Skerries and Greystones all have stunning sea views, coastal walk, secret beaches and lots and lots of fresh seafood. Check out Visit Dublin for more info.
We are kind of talking more to ourselves rather than anyone else but the message is “Just get out there” is the message for Dublin this Summer
P.S But don’t forget your raincoat–This is a Dublin summer !