Everything in and around Riga (also in the rest of Latvia) are relatively close and you can considerably save time and money on travelling between filming locations.
It is easy trough Riga to access the rest of wealth of Latvian locations, for example:
Cinevilla backlot - only filming backlot in Baltic region ~1,5 h car drive from Riga. Large-scale scenery covers about 15 hectares, plus over 100 hectares of adjoining land, specializing in the early 20th century buildings, but can be adjusted to other older periods, vintage steam locomotive and passenger railcars, 60 m long railway platform, canal and historic bridge.
Continuous sandy seaside (500 km of it) - You can have a shooting in the city center and within 30 min car drive reach beach and forests. There are no paid or private beaches in Latvia. Latvia is one of the rare places in the world where you can ski on the beach in winter.
Jurmala - the largest resort town in the Baltic States with beautiful wooden summer villas ~ 50 min drive from Riga city center. Nicknamed Saint-Tropez of Latvia, Jurmala stretches for 26 kilometers along the sea displaying the 20th century art nouveau wooden architecture heritage and wealthy middle-class villas from earlier centuries.
Rundale Palace - one of its kind in the Baltics – can double for Winter palace in St.Petersburg or even Versailles ~ 1 h car drive from Riga. Built in the mid-18th century in baroque style.
Aerodium vertical wind tunnels - Aerodium vertical wind tunnels can be used to capture true to life skydiving action scenes for the next blockbuster or commercial. Tried and trusted by Jackie Chan and Tom Cruise. Allows you to shoot realistic free-fall episodes, thus replacing expensive and risky jumps from an airplane.~ 1 h car drive from Riga.
Kuldiga town - Kuldiga town has preserved its medieval appearance and charm. Kuldīga has maintained not only the urban layout, but also the city scape and significant architectural fabric dating back predominantly to the 17th and 18th century ~ 2,5 h car drive from Riga.
Riga and Latvia are a part of a bigger filming region – North Star Film Alliance