|Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Ireland's vibrant and ever-changing capital is one of the top destinations in Europe. Yet despite its fast growing popularity and prosperity, Dublin remains one of Europe's friendliest, most down-to-earth, and accessible cities. Dublin is divided by the River Liffey and is a city that lends itself to walking tours. The prosperous, popular side of Dublin is south of the Liffey and features top hotels, restaurants, attractions and shops including the trendy riverside area of Temple Bar, and the hot shopping district "Old City." The city also has one of the best pub and club scenes in Europe ranging from trendy modern cafe bars to historic pubs. Throughout the year, Dublin is host to a variety of musical, sporting and cultural events including the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Festival.