More than pints and pubs, this historic city hugging the banks of the Liffey is a riotous mix of galleries, shops and restaurants.
Shop along bustling Grafton Street, a pedestrian thoroughfare lined with high-end shops. Enjoy performances by the talented street entertainers.
Tour the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the history of Ireland's most famous brew. Pour your own pint at the museum's rooftop Source Bar (guinness-storehouse.com).
Wander through the Temple Bar Food Market, overflowing with organic meats and produce. Don't miss the stall with fresh oysters and wine by the glass (Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Escape to St. Stephen's Green, an oasis of trees, flower beds and fountains, intersected by walking paths and framed by stately Georgian façades.