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The city has many districts but is quite compact and easily walkable. The main tourist area of the city is the Old Town and there are lots of Riga hotels located there. If you’re in the city for a short stay then the best place to base yourself is the Old Town – everything you’re looking for can be found within the confines of the Old Town including some of the city’s best nightlife hotspots.
The Old Town Square is at the very core of Riga. The town square and its surrounding streets in the Old Town are home to some magnificent attractions like the iconic House of Blackheads, the Statue of Roland, the Town Hall, the Museum of Occupations, St. Peter’s Church, St.John’s Church, the Porcelain Museum and the Sun Museum. Riga Castle is located at the boundary of the Old Town and is the location of some interesting museums; the National History Museum of Latvia and the Museum of Foreign Art.
As you can see, the Old Town has got a lot going on. It also home to some of the best bars and clubs in the city and shopping opportunities are everywhere. This is definitely the place for you if you’re in Riga for a night or two. There are plenty of Riga hotels scattered all over the Old Town.
If you’d like to be based close to Riga International Airport there are plenty of Riga hotels here for you to choose from. The airport is situated just 8km from the city centre. If you do base yourself at the airport you’ll have no problem getting to and from the city centre with a very convenient bus service running between the airport terminal and the bus station in the city centre.
Besides places of interest, Riga also celebrates mega events and festivals all through the year. High on music, art, drama, theatre and other cultural activities Riga is a very lively city of Latvia. Among the best known international festival of the city includes National Song and Folk dance festival which is organized in every 4 years. Bringing around 35,000 local citizens and foreign tourists together, this mega event is much looked forward.
Riga hotels range from 2 star -5 star so there’s sure to be something to suit your pocket. If you’re on a budget choose a 2 star Riga hotel while if you want to splash out choose a 4 star or 5 star Riga hotel. There’s also lots of fantastic mid range hotels to choose from. The types of hotels are also varied and Riga offers business hotels, pet friendly hotels, family hotels, romantic hotels, self catering hotels, boutique hotels and historic hotels to name a few.
If you’re price conscious and looking for cheap hotels in Riga then you may have to choose a hotel outside of the city centre. As with most European cities, the further away from the city centre the less expensive the room rate. When you do this, make sure your hotel is situated close to public transport so that getting to and from the city centre is hassle free.
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