Long weekend in Riga is the best time to explore the city in a relatively short period of time without compromising the fun and exciting activities that the city has to offer.
Being dubbed as the Paris of the North, without a second thought you’ll experience one the best vacations you ever in Riga.
Medieval charm and Baltic beaches
Riga city features one of the most popular Baltic destinations: an atmospheric, medieval Old Town combined with a thriving, stylish, cosmopolitan, modern capital with a friendly, buzzing atmosphere. Riga weekend breaks owe their popularity to the city’s wonderfully romantic Old Town and its fascinating Art Nouveau District. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Riga Old Town is a delightful ensemble of medieval cobbled streets, townhouses, fairytale spires and charming squares, while the New Town and Central District boast Europe’s finest collection of extraordinary, German-inspired, early 20th century art nouveau buildings. Riga city break highlights include the Town Hall Square, the Romanesque and Gothic Dome Cathedral, and the 15th century St Peter’s Church. As well as wonderful architecture, Riga short breaks offer parks, canals, waterways and excellent beaches at nearby Jurmala. The growing popularity of the Baltic States means cheap city breaks to Riga and Tallinn are available all year round from many UK regional airports.
Cozy cafes and trendy bars
Riga city breaks are understandably popular in the festive spring and summer months with their long hours of daylight, but also have a unique charm in the winter when the Old Town looks fabulous in the snow, and the city’s romantic cozy cafes and bars come into their own. Long weekend breaks in Riga will allow time to fully explore the white sandy beaches at the spa beach resort of Jurmala, just 20 minutes by train from Riga Old Town. If you enjoy a relaxing city break in Riga you should also consider weekend breaks in Tallinn, the beautiful capital of neighboring Estonia.
Culture and nightlife
Interest in Riga has grown steadily since Latvia achieved independence from Russia in the 1990’s. In recent years Riga weekend breaks have become phenomenally popular with a wide range of customers. City breaks to Riga have transformed this previously little-known European capital into a trendy destination with a fun, vibrant nightlife scene offering everything from trendy DJ lounge bars, casinos and discos, to boisterous pubs, live music and a thriving clubbing scene. As well as lively nightlife, Riga short breaks offer plenty of culture, with unusual museums and a strong reputation for classical music, ballet and opera.
Take advantage of the long weekend in Riga to visit all the sights and the sounds of the city.