Dublin eighth-best European capital city for a picnic this summer

by Gazette Reporter
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With the summer season well underway and temperatures starting to rise, many will be planning their days out in the sun. One popular summer activity is picnics, but where is the best place to have one during the warmer months?

With amazing destinations dotted all around Europe, travellers might be unaware of the options available to them abroad or within their own borders. 

That’s why the global e-commerce platform Ubuy, has done the hard work  and ranked the best European capital cities to have a picnic this summer. To do this, they analysed the top three parks according to TripAdvisor in each location and examined the TikTok views and Instagram posts for each park’s hashtag.

They also investigated the star rating for each park on both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews to highlight the cities with the best parks according to the public.

The data revealed Dublin ranked as the eighth-best capital city in Europe for a picnic this summer, scoring 70.6 out of 81 points.The three parks examined were; St. Stephen’s Green, Phoenix Park and Corkagh Park.

 Across Google and TripAdvisor reviews, the parks had an average rating of 4.6.

#PhoenixPark was the most popular hashtag on both TikTok and Instagram, the park received 7.1 million TikTok views and was used on 231,539 Instagram posts. Additionally, #StephensGreen had 3.2 million views while #CorkaghPark was used 5,286 times on Instagram.

Top 3 Parks: St. Stephen’s Green, Phoenix Park, Corkagh Park

Combined hashtag views & posts: 10,683,937

Average star rating: 4.6

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