Riga Latvia

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.

Day 1: Go on a Free Walking Tour in the Old Town

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.

Head to Lido for lunch

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.

Go up St. Peter’s Church for a view

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.

Coffee break at Vilhelms Kuze

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.

Relax in the park or enjoy a boat tour

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. 

Enjoy dinner in the Old Town

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