How to Enjoy a Visit to Riga, Latvia

Have you ever been to Riga, Latvia? If yes, then you should know that there are still many things about this great city that you have yet to see. Riga is a historic city and has grown into a commercial and recreational hub in Latvia. Capital of Latvia, Riga attract hundreds of tourists from across the world every year as its streets and vacation spots have all it takes to amuse visitors.

If you are worried about how to get around in the city because you will visit the place for the time ever, you can get plenty of info on the Internet and from your travel agency.

Instructions

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    Get around

    You can enjoy travelling inside Riga as the city offers several means of transportation available to tourists. Bikes, cars and even boats are available. You rent a bike if you like to ride through the city on your own. Bikes are best if you are visiting the city alone. However, most visitors like to rent cars as they travel along with their families and friends. If you are on a tight budget, you can use public transport as well. Riga has a comfortable, affordable transportation system and tourists often use it to take a look around. If you want to visit Riga in summer, you can enjoy driving boats in Daugava River.  Visit the office or website of Riga Tourist Information Centre if you find anything confusing about your trip.

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    Shop and visit markets

    Riga has a lot to offer to visitors and tourists as the city boasts some of the best shopping malls and markets in the Baltic States and Europe. One of the historic and biggest markets in Riga is Riga Central Market. The market is situated near Central Station.

    If you love fresh food, this place will definitely attract you and you can buy lots of fruit and vegetable. Since the city is relatively cheaper than other big cities in Europe such as Berlin, Paris, Milan and Brussels, Riga has plenty of smaller markets where you can purchase cheap clothes and other daily-use items. Tourists usually get into frenzy shopping spree due to surprisingly low prices compared with that of other major cities of the world.

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    Eat out

    Riga offers some of the best cuisines in the world and you will be surprised by the variety of food you can get your hands on in the city. There is not only local cuisine you can enjoy, but you can also taste international favourites.

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