Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland -- my favourite city by far! We stayed at the Temple Bar Hotel, with a little grocery store across the street. It's lively on Temple Bar. There's all sorts of pubs filled with live music and people talking.
I will share my thought process and booking experience with my flights and then about my hotels. Since I planned most of this trip back in March/April/May I was able to find award space to/from SFO very easily.