Why not make Valentines special this year? forget doing the usual box of chocolates and a bunch of roses routine and go that extra mile. Dublin’s an amazing city and you can find loads of romantic things to do there.

1. Say I love you at the zoo!

Forget buying stuffed animal toys! why not just take them to visit the real thing? Head on over to the Zoo and see some of the animals that call it home. You’ll find Zebras, Ostriches, bats and more! This valentine is a bit more special too as you can go on a morning date. This is an over 18’s event and includes a delicious breakfast picnic and special talks about the mating rituals of the animals.

2. Snuggle up in a Dublin Pub

There are more than 1,000 pubs in the capital and you’ll have no problem finding one to have a nice date in. However, I do recommend heading on over to Temple Bar as the cobblestoned neighbourhood is packed with some of the best Bars and clubs in Dublin.

In Templebar you’ve got Badbobs.ie and Templebar Pub which we well recommend checking out. Bad bobs is a fantastic nightclub with great DJs and a saxophone player!

3. On a bicycle made for two!

This is one for the outdoorsy type of people but why not take a romantic trip and cycle on a bike made for two? The Phoenix Park is massive and offers plenty of locations to sit down and have a picnic. You might even see a deer nearby!.

4. A city high point

Why not head to the Gunness Storehouse and have a pint of the black stuff. You’ll get impressive views of the Dublin skyline if you head on up the Gravity Bar right after. The venue offers great views of city landmarks like the Croke Park, The Spire and more.


5. Ha’Penny Vintage Market


You could head on over to the Vintage Market and look at the different stalls. The stalls sell a variety of things from clothes and accessories to vinyl. It’s a great place for designers, collectors and retro people to go and pick up some shopping. Your ears will be entertained by a DJ who spins some records to get you in that shopping mood. There’s also a place to grab a pint while you’re there too!

If none of the above floats your boat you could head on over to a local cinema and watch some of the Valentines movies they are showing. There are also loads of speed dating events happening around this time too.

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