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19th Feb 2024

Our top spots for your next getaway to Galway City

Sarah McKenna Barry

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Expect tasty pizza, fresh sea air and picturesque streets at every turn.

Whether you’re planning a hen party, a birthday getaway or you just fancy a relaxed city break with friends, Galway City is an ideal destination.

This west coast haven combines the thrills of a buzzy city with a healthy dose of sea-air, so there’s plenty to see and do at every turn. Galway is also home to some great spots to eat, including a world-renowned pizzeria.

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Ready to explore Galway? Here are some of our top recommendations.

Stroll around the city

Galway’s city centre is super picturesque, and the best way to explore it is on foot. Listen to the buskers as you stroll through Shop Street, check out the pretty Latin Quarter and take in the iconic Spanish Arch.

Kai Restaurant

Pop into Kai Restaurant for lunch or dinner on your next trip and enjoy some quality food made with honest, local ingredients. The menu here changes regularly, but one permanent fixture is their signature fish fingers.

Salthill Promenade

Breathe in that fresh Atlantic breeze during a walk along the beautiful Salthill Promenade, and, if the conditions are right (and you’re feeling brave enough!) you can even take a dip in the ocean.

The Dough Bros

This year, this Galway pizza institution was voted the 15th best pizzeria in the world, so it goes without saying that it deserves a spot on your Galwegian agenda. Tuck into some of our personal favourites – the Stinger and the Pep Guardijala.

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