Grafton Street Shopping district-Rick Steves Recommends
As Dublin’s premier shopping district, Grafton Street boasts a host of international chain stores and chic fashion outlets. This mostly pedestrianised street has been immortalised is songs over the years and is always alive with buskers and street performers. Starting at College Green (Trinity College) and running to St. Stephen’s Green, a great place to relax after some retail therapy,Grafton Street connects Georgian Dublin with the Temple Bar area. The Street is surrounded by side streets and winding lanes, each of which hide a treasure trove of uniquely Irish Boutique, allowing you to find that something special that’s not for sale on the high street. Start your day at the Dublin Visitor Centre on College Green, Meander up Grafton Street shopping to your hearts content, stop at Bewley’s for a coffee and wile the afternoon away in St. Stephen’s Green, a great day spent in the heart of Dublin.