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Things to do in Galway + The West

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Galway + The West. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Galway + The West 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 Galway + The West 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 Galway + The West.

  • Cnoc Suain

    A beautifully restored hill village that literally sits on layers of Irish history, Cnoc Suain offers a thorough immersion in local culture. Bog wa... More
  • County Clare

    Avoid the tour bus–clogged Ring of Kerry for its neighbor to the North, County Clare, home to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher rising more than 700 fee... More
  • ESPA at The G

  • Lahinch Golf Club

  • Matt Molloy's

    The pub is owned by the flute player of the Chieftains and famous for virtuoso trad sessions. Even without a formal performance in the capacious ba... More
  • O’Dowds

  • Ring of Kerry

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