With a heady mix of big-city attractions and small-town charm, Dublin is a place that delights. People come from all over to enjoy the Irish capital’s blend of friendly hospitality, traditional music, and of course, great beer and whiskey. From the Book of Kells to Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse, the city is packed with things to see and do. If you’ve got Irish heritage in your family history, a trip to the emigration museum, EPIC, is a must. And don’t forget, Dublin is also a coastal town and an excellent starting point for exploring more of Ireland—head to Dún Laoghaire or Blackrock for some bracing sea air, or farther afield to the Cliffs of Moher or the Giant’s Causeway. Here are our top picks of experiences you can’t miss.