Riga is a city that seamlessly blends fun nightlife and modern amenities with a distinct air of classically European chic. Home to one-third of Latvia's entire population, its historical centre of Art Nouveau architecture is still resplendent to this day, earning its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Leading humble-yet-comfortable lives, Riga natives put a lot of stock in their healthy cuisine, plentiful outdoor activities and a fresh, market-style approach to shopping. Taste some of the best local dishes at Riga's Central Market, including rye bread, Latvian eel and sauerkraut. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the city at night by visiting St Peter's church tower, or enjoy a cocktail or two at Terrace Riga, conveniently suited in the Galleria Riga.
If you want to escape the city for a little while, the seaside resort of Jurmala is just a half-hour drive from Riga's centre. With wide sandy beaches, gourmet restaurants and a friendly atmosphere, it complements the hubbub of Riga well, lending your visit a definite versatility.