10 Jan Bringing Back the Summer Vibes
In these cold and rainy winter days, it is essential to bring back a little of the summer feeling.
The mere memory of something that makes us happy such as making plans for the beautiful sunny days to come will most definitely improve our mood.
In Ireland, there are not many days during the year that are bathed in light (and heat), so every time the sun decides to appear people almost instantly get out of the house.
How to Enjoy a Sunny Day in Dublin
With so many incredible parks, there is not a sunny day in Dublin with an empty public area. Picnics, jogging or bike rides are all excellent options. But even with bad weather, people do not deprive themselves of performing and relish these activities. The sun only makes the experience more enjoyable.
Here are some more suggestions on how to appreciate a sunny day in Dublin.
One of the good things in life is to be able to have a beer with friends. And there are plenty of options of beer gardens for you to enjoy in Dublin. There’s nothing sweeter than having a beer with your friends in the sunshine. Toner, House and The Living Room are some of Dublin’s best choices.
Spending the Day in Dún Laoghaire
Only 20 minutes separate Dublin’s city centre from Dún Laoghaire. This small town on the south coast of the Irish capital is a great option for hiking along the pier while you enjoy the beautiful view of the area. There you will also find several nice bars and restaurants as well as Teddy’s – the best ice cream shop in Dublin. Perfect match, right?
Forty-Foot – This deep-water cove hidden between the rugged rocks of Sandycove and Bullock Harbour south of Dún Laoghaire is a magnet for those looking for thrills and definitely worth the effort. But stay tuned because the waters remain cool, even on sunny days!
Taking a Walk by the Sea
Another leisure alternative on the coast of Dublin, and an interesting hiking option is to walk the 7 kilometres that separate Donabate and Malahide. There are also many routes and hiking trails available in the region and geared towards all types of public, that is, from the easiest to the most intense itineraries.
The city parks are an excellent option for a picnic at the end of the day or maybe just to relax on the lawn. Only in the central region alone there are various options such as St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Park, Merrion Square, Dubhlinn Garden, Iveagh Gardens, among others. A little further away, but also not to be missed are Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest urban park, and Marley Park, both great options for pedalling or walking.
Golf is another excellent option when it comes on enjoying a sunny day, and there are several golf courses in Dublin such as Portmarnock and Royal Dublin.
The Grand Canal region is one of the most amazing areas of the city and a delightful place to have coffee in the late afternoon. During the night, especially on weekdays, this sector is very lively as many people working at the technology companies around the area give life to the various bars and restaurants of this region.