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Welcome to where you can find all you need to know about living in Latvia’s capital city – Riga. If you are coming to Riga for a short weekend break or a longer vacation, there is plenty to do in the city that has been dubbed “Paris of the North” and the “Baltic Hub.”

Why come to Riga and what can you see and do in the Latvian capital?

Riga – City of Culture

Riga is a city of rich culture and heritage and this is reflected in its architecture. The Old Town part of Riga has buildings on narrow cobbled streets dating back to the 15th century. Visiting Riga, you will also be impressed by how green the city is. Many large parks and tree-lined avenues give the city a unique charm.

There is also plenty to see and do in the nation’s capital. You can visit museums that document the history of Riga, admire the amazing architecture in the Art Nouveau district, or relax in one of the many outdoor bars in the Old Town.

Most visitors to Riga go to the Freedom Monument and then visit the other attractions like the Occupation Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, House of the Blackheads, or take a stroll along the banks of the river Daugava.

Apartments in Riga

It is very easy to find apartments in Riga for short-stay vacations or long-term rentals. Apartments in the city center and Old Town are among some of the most expensive in Riga. However, the accommodations are in in large, well-appointed apartments right in the heart of the lively city.

If you are on a tighter budget, then there are plenty of opportunities to stay in the suburbs which are only a short tram, bus, or trolley bus ride from the city center. There you can find furnished apartments for rent that are very reasonable and include everything you need to make your stay in Riga as comfortable as possible.

Hotels in Riga

Most travelers to Riga stay in one of the many hotels that are found throughout the city. The best and most exclusive hotels are located in the Old Town and offer excellent facilities in comfortable, modern rooms. Some hotels also have amazing views of Riga’s skyline with its many church steeples.

However, it’s not all just about hotel luxury and 5-star accommodation. You can find many excellent hotels in or near the city center and, if you are willing to travel 5 or 10 minutes on public transport, you can get even better offers.

Casinos in Riga

Many tourists who visit Riga spend some time in one of the many casinos. Many hotels have casinos and offer great incentives for residents to play poker, roulette, or blackjack. Even in the suburbs, you are never far away from a casino where you can gamble in safety.

Whether you are looking for one that only allows formal-attire at their tables or a more casual establishment where you can bet in comfort while enjoying live entertainment, there is a casino to suit every type of gambler in Riga.