Riga Central Market is a vast, lively space offering local fruit, cheese, beer, bread, fish and much more in five zeppelin hangars.
The National Art Museum of Latvia (Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1) has a rich collection of Latvian art, and the grand building dating from 1905 is a masterpiece in
The former KGB Headquarters (Brīvības iela 61) gives a deep dive into Latvia's brutal 20th century history. Get your tickets for a tour of the cellars by the museum's guides.
Riga Motor Museum (take trolleybus 14 to the stop "S.Eizenšteina iela") is a fun, interactive venue full of historic cars, including ones that belonged to Stalin
and Brezhnev. Well worth the trip to Soviet-era suburbia.
map of more sights in riga
Mežaparks is home to Riga Zoo (take bus no. 11T to the stop "Mežaparks/ Zoo") and boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, beautiful Art Nouveau mansions and
the Song Festival arena.
Āgenskalns has lots of pretty wooden houses, a bustling, recently restored market (tram no. 2 to the "Āgenskalna tirgus" stop), cultural events at the Kalnciems Quarter
and a lively cafe and bar scene.
Maskačka (stroll east of the Central Market) is an old working class district with the Stalinist high-rise Academy of Science, the ruins of the Great Choral Synagogue and
Latgalīte flea market.
Also, the seaside resort Jurmala is a fantastic day trip just 30 minutes by train from Riga. Join my Jurmala Free Walking Tour!