Riga is a major tourist destinations, so the main part of theaters, museums, concert halls are concentrated in Riga or its’ surrounding areas.
Entertainment in Riga are relevantly cheap, so if you are looking for cultural events in Riga or opportunities for recreation, visit:
Riga Out There
During vacation or weekend you can visit the Latvian big cities as: Ventspils, Liepaya, Daugavpils, Yelgava or small charming cities as: Kuldiga, Sigulda and Cesis. You can spend your weekend at the seaside resort Jurmala which is 45 minutes away from Riga.
You can walk along the Baltic Sea or the Gulf of Riga coast, spend time by Latgale region’s countless lakes or visit old castles.
Travelling in Latvia is most convenient by train or bus, because they cover most of Latvia’s territory.
You can find routes, timetables and prices at:
Central Railway Station
Tel.: 1181 – paid service
Central Coach Terminal
Tel.: 90000009 – paid service
If you have a multiple Schengen visa you can visit other European countries, except of the UK and Ireland or apply for visa and visit Russia during vacation.
International bus services to many European countries are provided such companies as:
You can also take advantage of various cheap flights with low cost from Riga to other European countries.
Latvia has very good ferry connection with other Scandinavian countries, that’s why many of international students like to spend their holidays or weekend in Stockholm.
Ferries run from Riga to Helsinki and Stockholm and are operated by Tallink. You can find timetables and prices of ferries and get information directly at the Ferry Port Passenger Terminal or on Tallink website: tallinksilja.com