Visiting the Capital City of Latvia

An aerial view of the rooftops of the old city in Riga, Latvia in winter

Latvia is located between the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. Its landscape is marked mainly by thick, arid forests and wide sandy beaches.

The capital of Latvian is Riga, which is home to an impressive old city, spectacular art nouveau buildings and famous wooden and brick churches. Other important Latvian cities include Livonia and Helsinki.

Latvian Cruise Lines

Latvian Cruise Lines have three cruises leaving from Livonia. The longest cruise leaves from Riga and goes all the way through the Latvian countryside, stopping in some famous Latvian islands.

Cruises offers a more intimate experience to visit Paneviracht, Temnia, and Klaipnoeren through the Baltic sea.

When to Go

The best time to visit Latvia for cultural enthusiasts is from May to September. This is the off season for the Latvian Islands. The weather is pleasant, and the beaches are spectacular.

Where to Go

There is plenty to do and see in and around Latvia, including the famous Baltic sea tourist attraction of Temnia, which is only 60 miles away. The colorful fairs, music festivals, and folk dancing of Latvian countryside are an unforgettable experience.

While in Latvian waters, you should also make it a point to visit its neighboring Latvian islands, such as Rogas and Keflavik. You can see much more of the surrounding area from the water.

These trips are also a great opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the Latvian countryside. Visits to nature parks, palaces, and castles, as well as Latvian pottery and furniture will add to your bucket list of activities in Latvia and will make for a wonderful souvenir when you return home.

Final Thoughts

Latvians are proud of their country, and they definitely have the opportunity to visit all of its highlights. The great feeling that comes along with experiencing Latvian hospitality is an unforgettable experience.

As you would expect, accommodations in Riga range from luxury spa resorts and guesthouses to budget-friendly inns. Your choice in accommodations is really up to you, but you should certainly try to get a room at a budget hotel near the harbor.

Latvian cuisine is another highlight, so make sure to try some of the delicious Latvian dishes available.

There is an excellent reason why you should visit Latvia, it has one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The whole coastline is lined with sand that is as white as snow. You can also visit the capital city of Riga, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to get up close and personal with the sea you should definitely go on a walking tour around the coast.