- Type: Shopping, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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When you need a break from all the museums and historical sites, head to Grafton Street. This pedestrian street -- which runs from Trinity College to St. Stephen's Green -- is Dublin's premier shopping district. Here, you'll find everything from familiar brands to more unique items like quirky shoes and used books. There are also two shopping centers in the area, the St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and the upscale Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. So if you're looking for a place to exercise your credit card, this would be it.
If the idea of shopping bores you to tears, Grafton Street is also known for its rambunctious atmosphere. As you walk along, you're bound to find yourself mesmerized by the dozen or so street performers and musicians hoping to entertain you in exchange for a euro or two. There are also a few restaurants and pubs scattered throughout the area.