Iconic tourist destinations - are they worth it?
You’ve seen the photos on Instagram, you watched the posts appear in your newsfeed, you’ve read those Must See blogs. And now you feel like you just have to see the Tour d’Eiffel, the Roman Colosseum, Buckingham Palace, the Moscow Kremlin, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher. So you wait in line to buy expensive tickets whilst getting jostled in the crowd, and standing on tiptoe to look over the heads of other tourists just to get a peak. And finally, you manage a quick, blurred photo after waiting a half hour for everyone else to take their selfie first. Sound familiar?
Was it worth it? Perhaps. Would you do it again? Probably not. Was there a better alternative, just as amazing but largely devoid of the crowds? Good chance.
But…how do you find those cool local hangouts in Ireland? Why, you ask a local, of course!
When it comes to Ireland, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. See below for our local guide to the best alternative places to visit to avoid tourism crowds in Ireland.