While staying in Rathgar, why not spend a few hours taking in surrounding areas like Temple Bar, Donnybrook and Rathmines.
To really get a feel for Dublin, head to one of its museums and theaters. Explore, admire and be amazed in the variety of museums including the National Museum of Natural History, the Book of Kells and Button Factory. Experience a few of the exciting theater, dance and music performances at the Gaiety Theatre, Vicar Street and the Olympia Theatre. Acclaimed galleries, include the Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art and the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square.
If the sun is out, do what the locals do and appreciate the local natural destinations. Take some time out to enjoy the sounds of children playing in local parks and gardens such as Herbert Park and Dillon Garden.
Spots such as the Iveagh Gardens and the St. Stephen's Green make great places to visit while you are in the Rathgar area,. Dublin is filled with reminders of the past; begin your local history tour at Dublin Castle. Visitors with a passion for faith and religion will appreciate the hallowed atmosphere at the St. Audeon's Church and the John's Lane Augustinian Church.
To shop for local fashion or enjoy a light meal, browse Powerscourt Townhouse, the Swan Shopping Centre and the Brown Thomas Flagship Store.
Sports fans can cheer on the Ireland national rugby union team rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team soccer team at the iconic Aviva Stadium, the sporting heart and soul of the city. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with local sports fanatics after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
At the end of a busy day taking in the sights around Rathgar, rest up at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Make reservations for the Westbury Hotel, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, or the Stauntons on the Green.