The vibrant atmosphere of this lively city makes Dublin an inspirational short break choice. Its thriving culture and rich heritage has attracted musicians, actors, and writers from far and wide. Dublin has plenty to captivate all its visitors, whether your tastes are cultural, historical or contemporary. In contrast, just outside the city you'll find soft green meadows, pristine villages and seaside towns which offer a gentle pace and a smile around every corner. Visit the streets of Dublin's fair city home to the myths and legends of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. Here are museums, art galleries, excellent shopping and fantastic nightlife. And you must, at least once in your life, enjoy some Guinness in its home country. The Guinness storehouse is Dublin's top tourist attraction, and gives you the chance to see how it is made and of course sample the finished product. A hop-on-hop-off bus is a great way to get your bearings and to hop on and off to explore the fascinating sights of the city. Dublin has a host of shopping opportunities. Temple Bar has an eclectic mix of curio shops, cafes and bars. Grafton Street is home to the top retail outlets, from high street names and designer labels to traditional craft and antique shops. All this and a selection of museums as well, Dublin has all you could want from a short break.