How to spend top weekend in Riga - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites
Millions of travelers limit their excursion program to visiting the Old Town of Riga only, and that’s a mistake! There are so many wonderful landmarks outside the historic center. If you want to see something unusual and not typical for excursions, this guide is for you. If you enjoy creative pastime, make a walk to the art quarters of Riga. Some of them appeared long ago and are very popular with travelers, and some quarters are fairly new, so mostly young progressive people visit them.
Riga is a beautiful city with rich history, which never ceases to amaze its guests by widest choice of attractions. In the center of the city you will find the famous Monument of Liberty, … Open
Your active city break in Riga. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
Riga is famous for various nightlife institutions. Music lovers, connoisseurs of fine food, and dance lovers will surely be able to find here a perfect place for relaxation that will fit … Open
Simply no vacation in charming Riga is possible without trying local delicacies. If you want to indulge yourself in this pleasant pastime, don’t forget to visit a fair trade in Berga Bazars neighborhood. Fairs trades take place every two weeks all year round, and local farmers arrive in order to offer their best locally sourced products. This is the place where visitors can try local organic dairy products cooked in accordance with old recipes, real homemade wine, meat delicacies and many other organic products of the highest quality.
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1. Tourists are recommended to visit the central market for shopping tours as this is the place where you can buy just about anything, from fresh food to souvenirs. Don’t forget to … Open
Perhaps, everyone who has visited Riga at least once, knows about GALLERIA RIGA shopping center. There are so many shops and boutiques on first seven floors of the complex that visitors usually don’t have enough strength to reach the eighth floor. However, they fail to visit a truly magnificent place – a fantastic observation deck that starts working early in the morning and closes after midnight. It is virtually impossible to find a better place to admire the night city panorama. There is a charming bar adjusting the terrace.
Small Riga is, nevertheless, rich in amazing hotels, a stay in which will become an unforgettable adventure. Boutique Hotel Mama is one of these hotels. The opening of Hotel Mama took place … Open
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Riga and surroundings
Notable celebrations and festivals in LatviaLike in many other European countries, New Year celebrations in Latvia begin on December 31. Many clubs, bars, and pubs organize New Year's programs, which last all night long until the morning of January 1. The New Year is a family holiday, and Latvians gather at a richly decorated table as families. Sometimes, if there is fish on the table, its scales are put in wallets to attract money. At midnight, fireworks are launched and people take to the streets to meet the new year, walking in squares and parks. Live music plays on Dome Square in Riga, celebrants drink mulled wine and dance. … Open
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Walk through hidden local streets, sneak to a small cafe, breathe and enjoy Riga from inside. Stay out from the beaten track during your city weekend, discover the soul of Riga as a real travel gourment. Follow our guide, take one of the exclusive services and spend your time in Riga unforgettably and with a full passion!