Riga Zoo (Riga Zoological Park) was opened in Riga's greenest district Mežaparks in 1912. During dozens of years, its collection was significantly supplemented, and now you'll meet there many interesting animals like lions, giraffes, kangaroos and coatis, visit the Tropical House and explore the underwater world. This is a great leisure site for adults and children since it is located by Lake Ķīšezers and surrounded by pine-trees.
Enjoy the unique fantasy world by visiting the new Fantasy.lv gallery in the heart of Riga. This is an excellent opportunity to meet various fantasy characters by artist Vladlena. With a space of over 600m2, the gallery features 3 different subject exhibits with more than 60 different fantasy characters.
Laima chocolate museum
Chocolate making has always been wound in mystery. It is a difficult task finding someone who does not like chocolate. It is no surprise that people crave the opportunity to taste the best of Laima chocolates and to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the wondrous chocolate making process.
Riga Motor Museum
The Riga Motor Museum hosts the largest and the most modern antique vehicle collection in the Baltics. The museum exhibition is organized in a form of an exciting interactive story about unique vehicles, notable persons and the most significant events in the history of the automotive industry, complemented by modern multimedia technologies.
Multi-functional auto sport leisure and training complex 333
333 is a multi-functional auto sport leisure and training complex located just a short 20 minute drive from downtown Riga. The complex is open all throughout the year, where activities can be enjoyed also on a seasonal basis. This is paradise for those who love speed, adrenaline and active recreation!
Latvian Railway History Museum
Railway is the forerunner of civilisation and a life artery, as well as a friend to adventurers, offering people a way to attain their dreams. The importance of railway is inestimable, and the smell of railway is unmistakable. The Latvian Railway history Museum, established in 1990, invites you to explore the world of railways. An interesting feature of the museum is that it is situated near a functioning railway line.
The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia
From February to April, azaleas in the hothouse; in spring, the magnificent magnolias; at the beginning of summer, banks of rhododendrons; in the heat of the summer, roses and peonies and in autumn, dahlias. From March to October, visitors can experience tropical exotica and walk amidst butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House. The Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia blooms and blossoms throughout the year!
Virtual Reality Arcade Riga
Get acquainted with virtual reality in a safe environment and under the tutelage of experiences instructors. Portāls Virtual Reality Arcade offers 50 different VR games and experiences - multi-player and up to six player games, VR escape room, games for children and simulators.
Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum
The Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. Now its territory covers 87.66 hectares of forest on the banks of Lake Jugla. The museum displays 118 historic buildings from all Latvian regions - Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale dating from the 17th century to the beginning of 1930s.
An island on the Daugava river, which only a few years ago was full of abandoned sheds, has become a popular place for bathing and recreation after the launch of renovation works. The Lucavsala park attracts children, those who prefer active recreation and other residents who want to enjoy nature while remaining close to the city centre.
Recreational park Rāmkalni
Recreational park Rāmkalni is located not far from Riga, offering a wide choice of active recreation opportunities – rodel track, boat rental, bicycle rental, and other services. The mountain skiing track is open in the winter. Rāmkalni also offers delicious meals at its restaurant and bistro.