When it comes to the best season to take a hotel break in Ireland summer tends to steal the spotlight, but we think there’s something extra special about Galway in the Autumn. Of course, this is the west coast of Ireland we are talking about so regular rain comes with the territory but that never puts a damper on things in the City of the Tribes.
Here’s the top 7 reasons why we think you just can’t beat Galway in the autumn!
- Things are a little quieter
Come autumn the crazy crowds of the peak summer season will have eased off but the unbeatable craic that Galway is known for never wanes, no matter what time of year you visit.
- There’s an excuse to stay by the fire
A rainy autumn day only makes an afternoon spent in a cosy fireside corner of one of the city’s traditional pubs even sweeter.
- Great value on hotel breaks
Whether you’re looking for a midweek stay or last-minute hotel deal, there’s amazing offers on breaks available at Galway Bay Hotel throughout the autumn so you can afford to treat your other half to a romantic night away with dinner or book a weekend holiday for the family.
- Autumn colours
Galway Bay Hotel is right in the middle of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way and close to the stunning landscapes of Connemara. When autumn arrives the colour of the countryside begins to shift to the rich rainbow of autumn tones – deep reds, warm browns, coppers, golds and everything in between.
- Fun-filled festivals
Summer has the Arts Festival and the Galway Races and winter has become synonymous with the Christmas Market in Eyre Square but autumn also has more than it’s fair share of fun-filled festivals. Highlights include the Galway Oyster & Seafood festival which has been running every September for the past six decades and the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in October. Keep up to date with everything that’s on in Galway here.
- Happy Halloween
Halloween is one of our favourite holidays, an excuse to dress up, eat sweets and watch scary movies! A midterm break hotel stay is also the perfect way to break up the long stretch between summer and Christmas!
- Seaside Air
With Galway Bay Hotel’s home on Salthill’s famous promenade we know we’re biased when it comes to our love of the sea. While most people think of the beach as place to visit in summer, it’s also magical in autumn! On a windy day you can set yourself up with a hot toddy in the hotel’s Seascape Lounge and enjoy the panoramic views of hypnotic waves. If you’re feeling energetic there’s nothing like a bracing walk on the prom with crisp sea air filling your lungs or for the truly brave, we highly recommend an invigorating dip in the ocean.