Things to do
The central market is a fascinating hotchpotch of sights and sounds. You can pick up pieces of amber, jewellery or knitware at very affordable prices. Also worth visiting is Taste Latvia, a department store focusing on everything that’s typically Latvian.
There are so many distinctive buildings and monuments that one of the best ways to see Riga is by a private tour. You can explore by foot in one particular area, such as the Old Town, or take a bike or even a Segway tour across the city.
People from across Europe come to party in Riga, and its stylish bars tend to stay open longer. You might even find an international DJ working the turntables. And there’s a noticeable difference between Russian and Latvian nightclubs.