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Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the biggest city in the Baltics. Because a number of countries have occupied the area, Riga features a diverse mix of cultures. Since gaining its independence in 1991, the city has flourished and an increasing number of travelers head here every year to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, historical sites, and revitalized energy. Arts, culture, and entertainment have been steadily increasing, as a result of Riga's Art Nouveau Center being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dining, shopping, and a buzzing nightlife in Riga have also taken hold. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area's scenic landscape including hiking, horseback riding, Riga golf, diving, and skiing. Riga spas are also a big draw for travelers looking to relax and revitalize while culture lovers are bound to be impressed by the Riga opera.
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While summer is the most popular time to visit Riga, you won't be disappointed by the wide array of activities available in any other season. Luckily, vacation rentals are plentiful in Riga year round, so be sure to book a condo or an apartment in the city center or a beachfront villa for your next getaway.