The Best Things To Do In Belfast In 2022

There's a reason why the estate agents in Belfast are generally busy. People want to move to this part of the world, while the local tourist attractions are bringing in good numbers, too. A city that is steeped in history, it also has a thriving culture that is packed full of quaint pubs, top-notch restaurants, bustling markets, and a whole lot more.

Given Belfast's excellent all-round offering, it's a popular destination for holidaymakers in particular. The city's history also intrigues, hence why many visitors are keen to see the Peace Wall, alongside exploring Belfast Castle and taking pictures of C.S. Lewis Square. They aren't the only options, though. In fact, Belfast is filled with some fantastic things for people to do in 2022. Let's assess some of the main options below.

Explore the city's extensive selection of museums

Given Belfast's rich history, there are plenty of excellent museums to visit. While the modern world's offerings, be it a must-see 3D movie or an innovative live dealer casino game, understandably appeal these days, a look back at the past is required at times, especially in a city like Belfast where history has helped shape its landscape today. The most popular options include Ulster Museum and the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum, although movie fans and history nuts also flock to the Titanic exhibition in the city. The museum does a fantastic job of showcasing a number of exhibits that relate to social history and all things maritime. If your preference is more around both science and natural sciences, though, then be sure to check out W5.

Experience an authentic taste of Belfast at St George's Market

Before you venture out for a day at some of the city's selection of museums, there are some welcoming markets to experience and some breakfast to be eaten. Recently renovated, St George's Market is the biggest of the lot and is in action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. While there are other options away from food, this particular market is famous for its culinary delights. From freshly baked bread and recently caught fish to a selection of meat and tasty sweets, St George's Market will most definitely satisfy your tastebuds. In order to experience Belfast at its best, St George's Market is a must.

Get yourself down to The MAC

If you're keen to experience live music or dance the night away, then get yourself down to the Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast (MAC). Showcasing a variety of entertainment that generally focuses on the weird and the wonderful, this creative space features art displays, a range of performances, its architecture is stunning, and it's just an all-round fun and vibrant place that is well worth sampling for yourself. The Native by Yellow Door restaurant is popular, too.

Visit a traditional Belfast pub

Whether you're in need of a bite to eat or a taste of some local ale, Belfast's extensive selection of pubs most definitely has you covered. From quaint local haunts to busy tourist-filled establishments, there are plenty of options in and around the city. A pub that is steeped in history is probably your best bet, though, with the likes of Crown Liquor Saloon and Whites Tavern being highly recommended. If you're after a proper Guinness and a warming stew, then get yourself down to the pub.

Other things to do include signing up for a Black Taxi Tour, visiting the Botanic Gardens, having a night out in the Cathedral Quarter, watching an Ulster rugby match, taking a walk in Cave Hill Country Park, and enjoying a free tour at Belfast City Hall.

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