We often don’t give our capital city the credit it deserves, especially now that Dublin has been named one of the 21 best places to visit in 2018.
That’s according to the writers and editors of National Geographic Traveler’s annual ‘Best of the World’ list.
This year, Dublin has been named on the magazine’s annual list of the 21 must-see destinations to visit in the year ahead. The selection process included nominations from the publication’s worldwide network of writers, editors and explorers.
Dublin is described as “Ireland’s intimate capital” which “exudes a friendly, village vibe” and the magazine urges readers to “stroll around to discover Dublin’s historic Georgian squares and cosy pubs and high-tech treasures, like the new Irish Emigration Museum and revamped National Gallery of Ireland”.
Commenting on this news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland said: “I am delighted to see Dublin feature in the prestigious National Geographic Traveler ‘Best of the World’ list for 2018.”
He added: “It is wonderful news and will surely help inspire travellers everywhere to put Dublin and Ireland on their holiday wish-list for next year. It provides Tourism Ireland with another great hook to continue to promote Dublin around the world as a ‘must see’ destination.”
The 2018 ‘Best of the World’ destinations (in alphabetical order) are:
– Cleveland, Ohio
– Friesland, the Netherlands
– Harar, Ethiopia
– Jordan Trail, Jordan
– Jujuy Province, Argentina
– Labrador, Canada
– Malmö, Sweden
– Oahu, Hawaii
– Oaxaca, Mexico
– Phnom Penh, Cambodia
– Ruaha NP, Tanzania
– San Antonio, Texas
– Santiago, Chile
– Seoraksan National Park, South Korea
– Sydney, Australia
– Tbilisi, Georgia
– Tétouan, Morocco
– Vienna, Austria
For more information, visit NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2018.