It might take you a grand total of five minutes to feel right at home in Dublin. Between its cozy pubs lining almost every street, charming alleyways packed with tiny shops and cheap boutique stores, and friendly buskers who will play a song or recite a special poem just for you, you'll soon see why Dublin doesn't have to try too hard to win its visitors' hearts.
The city has changed quite a bit since James Joyce penned Dubliners. This growing capital is Ireland's most cosmopolitan metropolis and you will be just as likely to hear accents from Africa and Australia as from Europe and North America. Nightclubs keep the music and dancing going until well past dawn, sophisticated restaurants serve gourmet local fare with an innovative twist, and if you've never sampled a pint of the famous Guinness (or even if you have), don't waste another minute. Make the most of cheap vacations to Dublin and get a taste of the good stuff at the local Dublin brewery.