Dublin Named World’s Best Weekend Destination for 2023

Dublin has been awarded the “Best Weekend Destination” by Global Traveller readers for the second year in a row at the magazine’s 11th annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards.

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Each year, one city is named the best destination in Global Traveler’s annual survey, which asks readers to vote for their favorite locations, attractions, hotels, airlines, and cruise lines throughout the world.

Dublin has managed to overtake iconic cities such as Rome and Paris in 2022 and 2023, grabbing the hearts of travelers looking for an extraordinary weekend experience.

In this regard, Siobhan McManamy, Interim Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, expressed her delight at Dublin being named ‘Best Weekend Destination in the World’ in this year’s prestigious Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards.

According to her, the award, which is based on votes from Global Traveler magazine readers, offers Tourism Ireland with an important chance to showcase Ireland as an irresistible destination in the United States and other parts of the world.

This accolade, as voted for by the readers of Global Traveler magazine, gives Tourism Ireland another great hook to continue to promote the island of Ireland in the US and elsewhere around the world as a ‘must see’ destination,” she said.

What You Need to Know Before a Trip to Dublin


Dublin has a temperate maritime climate characterised by mild winters and cool summers. The average temperature ranges from 4°C (39°F) in winter to 20°C (68°F) in summer.


The currency in Dublin and throughout Ireland is the Euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments.


English is the primary language spoken in Dublin, but Irish (Gaeilge) is also recognised as an official language. However, English is spoken by the majority of the population.


Dublin’s public transportation system is comprehensive, with buses, trams (Luas), and trains (DART). The Leap Card is an easy way to get unlimited travel on a variety of types of transportation. There are also taxis and ride-sharing options available.


Dublin has many attractions, such as Dublin Castle, Trinity College with the Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Guinness Storehouse. The active nightlife, cultural events, museums, art galleries, and live music scene make the city famous.


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