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Highlights in Riga
- Historical centre
- Vibrant nightlife
- Swanky cocktail bars
- Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
- Clean sandy beaches
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Riga
The largest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga perfectly fuses timeless tradition and new-wave cool. World-leading architecture, nightlife, restaurants and beaches – it’s all here waiting for you. The city boasts a wide array of holiday rentals to choose from in the heart of the Old Town, its pleasant suburbs such as Teika to the east and Āgenskalns to the west, and close to the gorgeous beaches of Jurmala to the north.Holiday rentals gorgeous inside and out
Riga’s housing stock consists primarily of flats, as are the majority of holiday rentals in and around the city. Most flats are small with one or two bedrooms, and either right in the centre of town, or if not close to all amenities such as grocery shops and bus stops. There are some truly spectacular lettings in the old town! Housed in medieval stone mansions, the ancient facades of these flats belie the ultra-modern, high-spec interiors to make your stay in Riga comfortable and memorable.
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The area and getting around
Riga is located in the north of Latvia, a stone’s throw away from the Baltic sea. When choosing where to stay, consider your priorities. Do you want to be in the heart of the action, steps away from the nightlife? Then opt to stay in the Old Town. Prefer to be away from the bustle of the centre but in striking distance of its sights? Then head over the river to Agenskalns. With its abundance of cute wooden houses and wonderful parks, it is perfect for you.Summer-time fun in Riga
Travelling to Riga in summer? The area around Mežaparks, or ‘forest park’ is the best place to stay when the sun is shining. Situated in the north of Riga, it is a wonderfully natural area replete with a lakeside beach and bars that come alive at night, while being only 15 minutes from the centre of town.
Travellers and activities
Latvia’s time-tested capital’s old soul bears the footprints of long-gone European empires. Whether exploring Riga’s Germanic architectural roots or unveiling its Russian sensibilities, a stroll through Riga’s Old Town and New Town will reveal the most fascinating amalgam of urban architectural styles in the Baltics. Art Nouveau lovers in particular will be amazed by New Town Riga, which displays one of Europe’s finest collections, with Freedom Street being the most spectacular of allRiga for partygoers
Big, vibrant, and full of flavour, Riga’s nightlife is deservedly considered amongst the best in Eastern Europe. The old town is home to myriad swanky bars and trendy cocktail lounges, with Skyline on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu hotel being a particular favourite due to the incredible night-time views it offers over the city. For clubbing, head to the locals’ favourite Kaļķu Vārti, with its mainstream beats and frolicsome atmosphere.
Riga is a Christmas paradise and home to the first decorated Christmas tree on record, displayed in back in 1510!
Top 5 travel tips in Riga
An instructive museum to the Nazi and Soviet occupation during and following WW2, it chronicles the last 100 years with witness films and a vivid exposition of Latvia’s chequered history. All the expositions are in English.2. Shop at the Central Market
One of the largest and best marketplaces in Eastern Europe and a must for food lovers. Replete with authentic, fresh food; meat, fish, vegetables, and really everything you could think of. As an added bonus, there are numerous food kiosks where you can choose from many different cuisines, sit with your fellow travellers and enjoy great food at extremely reasonable prices.3. Visit Riga’s many churches
A visit to a church in Old Town Riga is a cultural and historical journey through the ages. Download a self-guided tour from the internet and tour Riga Cathedral, with its organ considered one of the most valuable in the world, then head to St. Peter’s Church, with the highest observation tower in the Old Town at 72 metres.4. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Fancy taking a stroll around a scenic lake while learning about how ordinary Latvians lived through the ages? A short drive from Riga, Open Air Ethnographic Museum is a luscious lakeside park where wonderful examples of vernacular architecture from all over Latvia have been lovingly preserved.5. Head out to the seaside
The white-sand beaches of Jurmala just outside Riga are full of life and energy in summertime. Beautifully clean, with superb bars and restaurants, it quickly becomes apparent – who needs Spain or Greece when you can go to Latvia?!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Riga
On average, what was the cost of holiday rentals in Riga in 2020, the year impacted by the corona crisis?
With an annual average price of £95.01, Riga is not a city that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Latvia.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Riga?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Riga in December, November, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £69.11, £70.47, and £70.82 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Riga?
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Riga, the highest prices are found in the month of July (with an average of £136.86 per night), followed by May (£116.01), and June (£109.41).
Is Riga a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Riga, as only 43% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
When are more holiday lettings available?
The best months to find available accommodation in Riga are December (the average amount of properties that are free reached 51.5% of the total in 2020), September (49.75%), and May (47.8%).
When are there fewer rental options available in Riga?
The months with the lowest properties available in Riga are, in order, February, March and July, with respective average availability figures of 34.4%, 34.5%, and 39%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday rentals are there in Riga?
In Riga we collaborate with 5 different providers to give you a choice of 980 properties, so you will not be short of options!