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Things to do in Grafton Street Area

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Grafton Street Area. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Grafton Street Area attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Grafton Street Area to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Grafton Street Area.

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  • Avoca

    What started almost three centuries ago as a humble weaving shop (in the Wicklow village of the same name) is now a retail empire. The flagship sto... More
  • Brown Thomas

    The most elegant of Dublin’s department stores stocks designer apparel from around the world. Brown Thomas has been part of the Grafton Street land... More
  • Café en Seine

    It’s brash and showy, but this archetypal Dawson Street bar is still well worth a visit. One of the city’s first “superpubs” (in which lavish, over... More
  • Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

    Combining the city’s two most famous exports—writers and beer—this long-running tour takes thirsty readers on a two-hour spin through some of Dubli... More
  • National Museum, Dublin

    Housed in a graceful building that is itself a sort of exhibit (with classically Victorian architecture and a rotunda based on Rome’s Pantheon), th... More
  • Peter’s Pub

    There’s nothing immediately distinctive or compelling about Peter’s…but then, unassuming comfort is essential for a good Dublin pub. What is notabl... More
  • Powerscourt Townhouse

    This magnificent 1774 Georgian townhouse (which lingered in a semi-ruined state for years before it was transformed in 1981) is now one of Dublin’s... More
  • Shebeen Chic

    The latest addition to the George’s Street scene takes a humorous angle on the current economic recession. The owners have outfitted the bar-restau... More
  • Smock

    Karen Crawford’s boutique originally began life on Smock Alley in Temple Bar before moving to the heart of Dublin’s fashion hub on Drury Street. Th... More
  • The Kilkenny Shop

    The best in Irish design is showcased in this Nassau Street store, handily located between Trinity College and the National Museum on Kildare Stree... More
  • Trinity College & The Long Room

    An oasis of tranquillity in the teeming center of Dublin, this campus of wide green lawns and stately 16th-century buildings is the city’s undisput... More

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