Often, it's the people who live in a city that make it special. In this part of Latvia, you'll find 750,000 of them.
If you're travelling with the whole family, trips to Livu Aqua Park and Golden Bowling Center are guaranteed to put smiles on everyone's faces! If you're up for even more fun and excitement, Livu Akvaparks and the Riga Film Museum, Latvia are a couple of other possibilities.
Come face-to-face with some interesting animals and learn about the environment with a family day out at the Riga Zoo.
For an easy afternoon out, pay a visit to the University of Latvia Botanical Garden or the Botanisches Garten des Universitaets. The roaming pathways and creatively landscaped gardens are a joy to the senses.
Curl up with an interesting book, toss a ball around or just watch the clouds drift by at Esplanade Park and Bastion Hill. Also consider spending a relaxing day roaming the grounds of Mezapark and Kemeri National Park.
Start your day in one of the most peaceful ways by watching the sun's rays gently gleaming on the still water at Pilsetas kanals.
Do you need some time by the seaside? Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline and add to your seashell collection at Jurmala Beach.
If you're looking for a couple of quiet places to collect your thoughts and maybe even learn something new, you can't go past the Latvian Art Museum and the Occupation Museum. Ask about group tours or just study the eye-opening displays on your own. The Jurmala City Museum and the Riga History and Navigation Museum are also top options for museum nerds.
Improve your knowledge of the natural world when you stop into the Das Naturkundemuseum. With so much information to absorb and so many intriguing specimens to see, you might want to spend a whole day there!
With a good range of impressive art collections to mull over, you might need a small push in the right direction. We suggest grabbing a coffee and heading straight to the Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis' Museum or the Art Studio 'Inner Light'. More one-of-a-kind canvases and sumptuous sculptures can be found at the Museum of Decorative & Applied Arts and the National Museum of Art.
Enjoy exhibits packed with information and artefacts that tell the interesting story of this region at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.
Get a sense of the past when you drop by Three Brothers and the Freedom Monument. If you're interested in knowing more, Powder Tower and the House of the Blackheads are also worthwhile attractions.
With a who's who list of renowned residents, Riga Castle is among the most striking dwellings in Riga.
Regardless of what you believe in, you're sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at St. Peter's Church and St John's Church. Riga Cathedral and St. Jacob's Cathedral will also interest anyone searching for some quiet self-reflection.
You may feel like there's nothing else to do after exploring Riga's most impressive tourist sights, but don't head home just yet. There are still a few surprises left. Why not spend time at Town Hall and Parliament? Vansu Bridge and the National Library of Latvia are some other alternatives.
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