Many of Mayo’s key attractions can be found within easy reach of Straide, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most popular attractions here are the marvelous Dillon Garden and the fantastic Herbert Park. Also, well worth the effort are the Royal Dublin Society and Ballsbridge.
Straide has a number of cultural attractions nearby that make great places to visit. In particular, you should make sure you check out the National Museum of Natural History in Dublin, the National Print Museum and the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History. Book in for a live performance at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Grand Canal Theatre. Enjoy the wonderful exhibits at the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square in Dublin.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Mayo, visit the nearby green spaces. Reconnect with nature at one of the local beaches, for example Sandymount Beach in Dublin. Admire the trees and flowers, throw a frisbee, or just listen to the birdsong at Ringsend Park in Dublin and the Sean Moore Park.
Take a break from sightseeing and indulge in a game of golf at the Elm Park Golf and Sports Club in Dublin.
If you love to shop, explore the many stores at Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin, the Swan Shopping Centre and the Brown Thomas Flagship Store.
Straide is a place steeped in sporting history. Cheer along with local sports nuts at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, home to the Ireland national rugby union team rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team soccer team. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the game in one of the nearby watering holes.
After a long day taking in the sights around Straide, relax for the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane, Dublin, the Westbury Hotel, Dublin, and the popular Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin.