Best Bar: Taaffes on Shop Street has been open for over 150 years and is one of Galway's best known bars. Make sure to catch one of the many traditional Irish music sessions that have become legendary here.
Best Restaurant: Vina Mara (19 Middle Street, Galway) opened in 2002 and has since established itself as one of Galway's favourite restaurants.
Best Shopping: Born in Galway stocks a range of designer brands including Mina, Lipsy, Prophecy, and Rare for women as well as Franklin and Marshall and Gio Gio for men.
Best Kept Secret: The Galway Market (located in the laneway between Shop Street and Market Street) takes place every Saturday and is extremely popular with both locals and visitors.