Family Staycation in Dublin

Well hello! We're glad you're here.

Does the family need a change of scenery? Plan a Staycation in Dublin! We’ve put together a list of our favorite activities and 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 that the weekend will fly by! Grab your family and escape the quarantine life right here in Dublin. 

Before your trip, click here to see how Dublin is keeping you safe.

On your marks, get set, go!

If your family enjoys adventuring, head to Indian Run Falls Park, an outdoor oasis just minutes from Downtown Dublin. Take advantage of a full afternoon of hiking, natural scenery, observation decks and of course the awe-inspiring waterfalls. Pro Tip: this park is also the perfect backdrop for a family 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, 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!

The Dublin Market

Is it time for more treats?

Isn’t it always when you’re visiting Dublin? Pop by Cap City in Bridge Park for one of their famous milkshakes, a slice of their three-layer chocolate cake or a deep-dish apple pie. Or hold out until dinner time and enjoy their classic diner options with a unique upscale twist.

But we believe in freedom of choice. So if you’re not in the mood for a milkshake, we’ve also got Kilwins, Graeter’s and Johnson’s Real Ice Cream – the trifecta of gooey ice cream goodness!

Over the River

Find the most iconic piece of architecture in the city: The Dublin Link. This new pedestrian bridge connects Historic Dublin to the new Bridge Park District and is the longest single-tower, s-shaped suspension bridge in the world. Take in the scenic views as cross the Scioto River - a landscape you won't soon forget. Pro-Tip: wait just before sundown for the most stunning sunset view in the city. 

On PINS and needles waiting for your next adventure?

PINS Mechanical combines 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.

 

Mini Golf Scene75

Stay a while longer.

With more than 17 hotels, Dublin makes it easy to never want to leave. Many hotel are offering discounted rates to allow for an affordable change of scenery in Dublin.