With Valentine’s day only a few days away, we decided to do the hard work for you and put together a list of ten unusual romantic things to do in Dublin.

1. Cook Together

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Instead of having a conventional dinner for two at a restaurant, you may want to spice things up by taking a cooking class. Not only will you have great fun, but you’ll also learn valuable culinary skills which you can use for many more meals to come. Dublin Cookery School offers a wide range of options to choose from at reasonable prices.

2. Take a Walk

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On a day of the usual over-indulgence, it’s a great alternative to stay active and take a walk through one of numerous attractions in the Dublin area. Whether it’s hiking in Ticknock, a short trip to Howth or even just a romantic stroll around St. Stephen’s Green, make sure you bring your mittens to make holding hands cosier!

3. Dance Together

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What could be a better way of bringing you and your loved one together than a dance class? The most obvious choice is a sensual Latin dance class, which you can find in Salsa Dublin. Alternatively, you might want to opt for Dance Ireland, where you will find everything from ballroom to Latin American dance classes.

4. Have Some Tea

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Nothing can be more Irish than having a nice warm cup of tea. Whether you’re an international couple in search for an authentic Irish experience, or an Irish couple indulging in good old homeland’s traditions, you should definitely visit one of Dublin’s famous tea places like Oolong Flower Power on Stephen’s Street or Tea Garden at Ormond Quay.

5. Croke Park Skyline Tour

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You might want to add some adrenaline to your date by visiting this strikingly beautiful attraction offered by Croke Park. The Etihad Skyline tour takes place on top of the 17 storey high stadium, at 44 meters tall. Enjoy this thrilling experience while admiring the panoramic view of Dublin on top of one of Europe’s largest stadiums.

6. Take a Ride

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In this (post)modern age, return to old traditions by renting a horse and carriage. Dublin Horse Drawn Carriages offer a chance to enjoy this authentic experience while exploring the city on their famous Georgian tour of Dublin. Who said chivalry was dead?

7. Hire your Own Cinema

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In case you feel like going a bit extravagant, you might want to hire a private cinema! Denzille Private Cinema will provide you with an exclusive thirty seat auditorium that guarantees you an intimate and cosy atmosphere with full Dolby Digital surround sound and HD picture quality. Why not invite your friends and have a couples date night?

8. Take the Irish Rock N’ Roll Tour

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The Irish Rock n’ Roll Museum Experience gives you an opportunity to relive some of the best Irish moments of Irish music in the unique surrounding of a working music venue and recording facilities in Temple Bar. You and your date will get to learn about famous Irish musicians on this fun and interactive tour through the studios, backstage and the very famous Wall of Fame.

9. Laugh Together

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A couple that laughs together, lasts together. Finish the day by bringing your date to one of Dublin’s various comedy spots like the Comedy Cellar, The International Comedy Club or the Laughter Lounge and enjoy a night of humour.

10. Visit the Wax Museum

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Why not make the most of the special deal that The National Wax Museum Plus designed just for you? The Valentine’s day deal combines a ticket for two and a wax model of your hands joined together. In addition to getting cultured and learning about the Irish literature, history, sport, and music, you will walk away with a meaningful memory that that binds you together quite literally.
Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day filled with good food, adrenaline, dance, music, laughter and most importantly – love.