Latvia Vacations

One of the Baltic nations, Latvia is a European state crowned by its capital Riga, which is a World Heritage site and one of Eastern Europe’s most fun filled cities. Situated on an ancient trade route, Latvia is also famed for its amber, which was more valuable than gold in the Middle Ages and is occasionally still to be found on the beach after a ... Read more
storm. Occupied from 1940 to 1991 by the Soviet Union, cuisine tends toward rye bread, clay pot stews and beer, and the typical black balsam liquor packs a punch. Latvia experienced strong economic growth throughout the years following independence and is a magical, if relatively undiscovered, place to visit with castles and resorts in the countryside and summer days that are twenty hours long.

Latvia places to stay and top hotels

Latvia things to do and experiences

  • Old Town Riga
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    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
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  • House of Blackheads
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  • Freedom Monument
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  • Historic Centre
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Top Latvia restaurants

  • Key to Riga
    9.54 reviews
    Local Traditional Cuisine
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  • Rozengrāls
    9.76 reviews
    Local Traditional Cuisine
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  • Stargorod
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    Bar, Brewery
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  • 1221 Restorāns
    10.02 reviews
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    Local Traditional Cuisine, Wine Bar
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The untrammelled territory of Latvia is poised to become Europe’s next big travel celebrity. The undiscovered talent is now on the verge of illuminating Europe’s stage. Synonymous with classical music, elegance and world heritage architecture, the capital Riga is deeply etched in European history. The European Capital of Culture 2014 is twinkling in hundreds of new exhibitions across the city already ringing with music, as a year of solo concerts by Latvian-born world musicians begins. Spring welcomes Wagner’s bicentenary with a staging of Rienzi, an opera Wagner began here. Ancient castles line Sigulda, which is a hive of history. Jurmula is an enticing beauty set on the Baltic coast and dotted with luxury hotels. Any trip here is a guaranteed dalliance with an undiscovered gem of the Baltics.

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