6 Walk the Salthill Promenade
With its location right on the Atlantic Ocean, Galway has an intimate relationship with the sea. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the little seaside suburb of Salthill. Here, locals take to the 2km-long promenade for seaside strolls, and even a swim if you’re feeling brave! Tradition dictates that you should “kick the wall” at the end of the promenade for good luck, but if you don’t fancy that, then why not just grab some fish and chips, sit on the beach and watch the light change over the Atlantic. Finish up with a pint or two in O’Connor’s bar, filled to the brim with trinkets.