Top reasons to visit:

  • Old Town (3690)
  • Architecture (1900)
  • Food (831)
  • Shopping (769)
  • Sightseeing (728)
  • Culture (633)
  • City Trip (619)
  • Museums (564)
  • History (552)
  • Nightlife (523)

Rīga was highly rated for architecture by 30 guests from the United States!

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What were the best places for wandering in Rīga's old town?

Dmitry, Russia

19 days ago Report

Понравился абсолютно весь центр: множество магазинов сувениров именно МЕСТНОГО производства, отличные НЕСЕТЕВЫЕ кофейни, классные рестораны с вкуснейшими блюдами! Отдельное спасибо нашему индивидуальному гиду за шикарную экскурсию!

What is it in Rīga that makes history come to life?

Cheshred, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Lots of history of region at town museum war museum. Travel out to Sigulda

Why do you recommend Rīga for food?

Cheshred, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

A lot off choice. Double Coffee is a great chain and very cheap. Use that then dine at night in local Latvian places. Beware they get full and if busy don't say they will find a space their attitude is go away. Book if you do want a particular place.

What makes Rīga one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Margaret, Italy

15 days ago Report

Riga is the biggest of the Baltic capitals, and it is the only one that really feels like a big city. Just walking the streets there is a lot to see, as the city has a beautiful mix of architectural styles. Especially impressive is the art nouveau architecture that accompanied the city's expansion at the turn of the 20th century.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Rīga?

Sydney, Australia

8 days ago Report

Old city a bit of a maze. Interesting to search out features: churches, squares, architectural features: black cat, three Wall Street, three brothers houses etc.

How can you enjoy the sights in Rīga while avoiding the crowds?

George, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

We travelled early September and the city was quiet with enough atmosphere to be enjoyable. The spell of good weather made this memorable.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Anonymous, Unknown location

19 days ago Report

Alpenrose" - Restaurant. Jauniela 16 > Vecriga (Old Riga), 1 minute away from the hotel!

Is there more to shopping in Rīga than just brand-name stores?

Tyler, Latvia

15 days ago Report

A variety of local and boutique shopping centers with international and native brands.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Rīga?

Frank, Netherlands

8 days ago Report

Go the the central market and explore not only downtown then you see the not touristic areas

What's the best way to make the most of Rīga by foot?

accel626, United States of America

6 days ago Report

We book a food tour of Riga which was excellent! It provided history as well as an urban picnic.Superb!

How do you find the best beer in Rīga?

MrHunt, United Kingdom

14 hours ago Report

Folk Club Ala just down the side of the Avis car hire on 11 Novembra Krastmala is a good starting point, and a great place to eat. There's a real ale off licence on Gertrudes iela, a short walk to the north of the Old Town that sells Riga-brewed ale to take away.

What makes the people from Rīga so friendly? Tell us your story.

Trond, Norway

14 days ago Report

Serviceminded, helpful - both young and old. I felt secure walking around, even late at night. The inhabitants are taking care of you.

What did you discover about the museums in Rīga that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Vita, United States of America

4 days ago Report

I didn't read the guidebooks because I know my way around Rīga fairly well but this time there was a special exhibit, in the Rīga birža (stock exchange) museum, featuring artists of Provence, including Renoir, Van Gogh, Gaugin and others. There was also an exhibit of Mikhail Baryshnikov's personal collection.
  • Vegetarian cuisine 46 endorsements
  • 2 answers

What will make vegetarians' mouths water when they head to Rīga?

Sudchai, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

On our last day we were taken to a Huge eatery place call Lido(they have a smaller branch in town as well)the varieties of dishes that offer was staggering not to mention the beer cellar(basement)I thinks the salads bar was impressive not to mention the choice of dessert on offer.

What's the best way to spend the day at a cafe in Rīga?

Ian, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

people watching and good food and beer

Why do people recommend Rīga for the parks?

Vita, United States of America

4 days ago Report

The parks are pleasant, quiet areas to walk in the midst of a large city, there are flowers and birds, paths along a canal and benches to sit and relax.
  • Romantic 214 endorsements

Some say romance is dead; how does Rīga prove them wrong?

Jelle, Netherlands

28 days ago Report

Walks through old cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the river and romantic restaurants.
  • Family Friendly 66 endorsements

How does Rīga go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Kazim, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Lots of choice for food and not expensive
  • Nature 101 endorsements

Describe the nature in Rīga.

Amy, United States of America

6 days ago Report

Highly recommended to stroll in the cities well-maintained and gorgeous parks.

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