Both the city and the surrounding areas have a whole host of activities, both physical and passive, to keep you and your travelling party entertained throughout your stay. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or in search of relaxation, Galway has something for you.
Galway’s coastline and waterways boast some of the best water based activities around, whether you’re into scuba diving, boating, fishing or cliff diving you’re bound to find it and much more along the coast or on the magnificent Aran Islands.
Land based activities are abundant as well as you’ll find premiere golfing, horseback riding, hill walking, and fantastic cycling routes such as taking a day to explore Inis Mór(the largest of the Aran Islands) where you’ll find magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay.
If you are travelling as a family it can be hard to entertain so many different interests. Galway has some of the best attractions to help thrill our smallest little tourists. At Bridget Garden, kids can explore the woodlands and wildflowers that are native to Ireland. There are eleven acres for a play area, ancient ring fort, and nature trail. No need to pack a lunch as a café is also present on the grounds. No visit to an island would be complete without some aquatic fun at the Galway Aquarium where you can find the country's biggest collection of fresh water and sea water environments.