Things to do in Latvia
If you are after holiday overlooking the Baltic Sea, then there are plenty of things to do in Latvia, where settlers arrived around 3000BC. Situated between Lithuania and Estonia, you can combine your beach holiday with a trek through the deep forests. The Gauja National Park is perfect for those long walks across the natural landscape, where you can stop off to explore medieval castles or take a relaxing boat ride.
Those looking for more adventurous ways to spend your holiday, then you can try out the bobsleigh track or bungee jump from a cable car towards the Gauja River. For a more chilled out experience of Latvia, then there’s the beautiful Baroque town of Kuldiga, which also features Europe’s widest waterfall. When it comes to things to do in Latvia that are off the beaten track, then book a tour of Latgale or the historical town of Cesis. With summer water parks and winter skiing resorts there are plenty of things to do in Latvia all year round.
There’s also the Fantazija children’s park and the educational planetarium in Ventspils, marketed as Latvia’s most family-friendly city. Having declared independence from the Soviet Union in the early 90’s, Latvia is filled with historical moments. From the early days of Medieval times through to being ruled by Russia, to becoming independent and joining the European Union in 2004.
Find out more of this fascinating country with a historical and heritage tour. In a country that has beautiful beaches such as Ventspils, J?rmala and the surfing town of Pavilosta you will also find plenty of nightlife. Enjoy the national opera or ballet, a relaxing meal in one of Lativa’s best restaurants or a classic night of traditional folk music.