Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler
Whether you have a week or just a few days, here’s the list of the top things to do in Riga.
All the major iconic buildings are located in the Old Town of Riga – a UNESCO-protected area. And in just about 2 hours of the tour you’ll see all of them – St. Peter’s Church, House of the Black Heads, Dome Square, Swedish Gate, Cat House and more.
After the tour I’m pretty sure you’d like to have a bite. And Lido is a perfect place for that. There are several Lido locations around the city, but there’s one in the Old Town.
For 9 euros per person the elevator takes you up the tower to this… I’d say the tickets are overpriced but the view is still nice.
When you’re ready for a coffee break I suggest you give Vilhelms Kuze a visit for an apple rum cake and a cup of coffee. Very nice retro place with cozy atmosphere and jazz music.
There are several parks near the Old Town. You can take a walk in one of them or get on an hour sightseeing boat tour at sunset.
Domini Canes or Gastro Pub Duvel’s are great options for a nice dinner. If you feel like trying some local beer, I know the place – Ms&Mr Beer. 10 EUR for 5 local beers.