Family Getaway in Dublin

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We’ve put together a list of our favorite attractions for a weekend full of family adventures. There’s so much good food to be eaten, fun to be had and experiences to try – time flies fast in Dublin so you’ll want to stay an extra day. So grab your friends or family and head for a weekend getaway in Dublin. You’ll leave full, happy and certainly a little more Irish at heart.

On your marks, get set, go!

If your family enjoys hiking together, head to Indian Run Falls Park, an outdoor oasis just minutes from Downtown Dublin. Enjoy an afternoon of hiking, beautiful scenery, viewing decks and of course the awe-inspiring waterfalls. The park is the perfect backdrop for a picnic.

Prefer a walk around one of the nation’s best zoos? The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a walk around the globe from A to Z. Begin in Africa and end up in Zoombezi Bay! In addition to seeing lions, giraffes, zebras and monkeys in their natural habitats, you can also spend part of your day cooling off by zipping down giant waterslides, bobbing up and down in the wave pool or floating peacefully down the lazy river at Zoombezi Bay Water Park. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

On PINS and needles waiting for your next adventure?

PINS Mechanical opens at noon on the weekends and 4:00 pm on weekdays! Combining old-school entertainment with new cocktails, craft beers and punch, PINS is a great place to enjoy a drink while picking up a game of duckpin bowling, taking a spin on the countless pinball machines or challenging your kids & friends to a ping-pong match. This all-in-one destination for fun brings families and friends together the old-fashioned way.


Stay a while longer.

With more than 17 hotels, Dublin makes it easy to never want to leave.