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How to best spend a rainy day in Dublin

Posted on: 2019-07-18 16:08:27Short Breaks  |  Teen Breaks  |  Family Breaks  |  Activities

We hate to admit it, but we know all too well that Dublin's fair city can be partial to just a little bit of rain. While this may hinder some outdoor plans, not all is ruined should you encounter a sprinkling from the sky during your stay.

A rainy day can also present the perfect opportunity to try some alternative activities or to simply just relax, chill out and enjoy some well-deserved me-time. Here are our suggestions on how to best spend a rainy day should one come your way!



Enjoy a lazy breakfast

So the skies have opened and you’re in no rush. Take some extra time to enjoy your morning and savour every last bite of a delicious full Irish breakfast. After all, it’s the little things in life that really count. Feeling extra indulgent? Why not turn off the alarm clock, snuggle up and have your breakfast delivered straight to your bed? Now that’s relaxing.


Bring the fun indoors

So an outdoor adventure may not be the best idea on a rainy Dublin day but fortunately, there are so many other activities to choose from- sheltered, indoors and suitable no matter what the weather. Many of these can be found just minutes from the Beacon Hotel. Bounce away the rainy-day blues at Jumpzone or challenge your mind at Skillzone both just a short walk away. Hop into the car and head to Explorium, Ireland’s new state of the art National Sport & Science Centre even take to the slopes at the Ski School. The choice is yours!



Get some retail therapy

What better excuse than a spot of bad weather to head to Dundrum Town Centre and shop away the rainy-day blues. You won’t be stuck for choice with over 130 stores, 40 restaurants, a theatre and a cinema. You’ll even find Rainforest Adventure Golf and Funky Monkey’s Indoor kids play centre meaning the whole family can come along and stay entertained.



Indulge in some comfort food

The not so great weather is the perfect time to eat some really great food. Don’t hold back, dig in and choose the most comforting option on the menu. Our suggestion? Our signature Steak Frites with creamy peppercorn sauce at the brand-new Urban Fox Brasserie & Bar, followed by a chocolate brownie with extra ice cream and a hot cup of tea. Sound great?


Get into your PJ’s get lost in a book

What better way to end your day of activity than to get lost in a great read? Snuggle up in your luxury sheets and enjoy some very well deserved you-time. You can check out which of the latest bestsellers takes your fancy here.



Have a long, hot soak in the tub

This one doesn’t really need explaining – relaxing music, some candles and extra bubble bath. You get the idea. You can even add some rose petals for that final touch, as we have.


A rainy day doesn’t sound too bad anymore eh?