Alternative dates in Dublin

So you’re going on a date with your other half in our fair city of Dublin but you don’t know what to do?

You’ve done the typical cinema date, a walk around St Stephen’s Green and grabbing dinner after. Looking for something a little bit different? Well the City has you covered.

The Dublin Wax Museum is our first suggestion. This museum is situated just off Dame Street and is only a ten minute walk from St Stephen’s Green.

Adult tickets are €12 while students can get their tickets for €10. In this museum you can see wax figures from areas of entertainment, history, music, government and children’s television.

This museum is somewhere a little different to go and provides lots of opportunities for a selfie!

If you’re looking to laugh a lot on your date (for all the right reasons) then why not head to the Laughter Lounge?

Located on Eden Quay, just a minute’s walk from O’Connell Street, this comedy club costs approximately €25 per ticket. Now before you go thinking that’s a lot of money for a date, you do get to see a three hour show with four comedians including the MC and if you manage to get in before half seven, you also bag a free drink each. What more could you ask for of a date in the city?

For all the brainy couples out there, why not visit one of Dublin’s many regular pub quizzes? The Lotts pub on Liffey Street hold a free one every Thursday from 8pm while the Woolshed on Parnell Street hold one every Tuesday for free as well.

There are many quizzes all around Dublin and sometimes they may even be raising money for charity, so while you’re having fun on your date, you can also help a much needed cause.

If you’re getting sick of taking a stroll around St Stephen’s Green or one of Dublin city’s other famous park, why not cast your net a little bit further and head out to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Open from 9am on a weekday and 10am on a weekend, this is the perfect excuse to get out, get some fresh air and see some beautiful gardens at the same time.

If you want a guided tour of the gardens it costs €5 per person, or you could be your own tour guide and pay nothing!

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