ADVENTURES AROUND YOU
On this page you will find various ideas for adventures when you don’t want to go for long walking routes or journeys and make your leg muscles sore. Ideas to make your evening, holiday, rainy day, or morning more exciting and adventurous.
Explore the least-known corners of the city. Bonus points if you find the strangest neighbourhood store and buy a souvenir from there or have lunch in a place you didn’t know about before. You probably don’t even know about Zolitude manor, the old bridge in Jugla, the narrowest street in Riga – Rituala street – in Moscow’s Forstadt. Go check them out!
DEFINITELY NOT A BREAKFAST IN BED
If you can’t sleep on holiday mornings, but you’re not ready for a big adventures either, go on a breakfast adventure (and it has nothing to do with brunch places).
Choose a not-very-far destination in the city, make tea or coffee in a thermos, buy freshly baked buns, and enjoy the morning with a completely different energy. Try having breakfast in Zakusala, Bikernieki forest or Krastamala with a view on Daugava River!
5 CHURCHES, MONUMENTS…
Go wandering around the city and set a goal – to see 5 churches or other objects. The task is also more interesting without planning – just go to the first object you can think of, and then figure out which could be the next. You can make your task more complicated, for example, go only to the North of your house.
THE BIRD WATCHER
Watching animals, especially birds, does not require much effort, you just need to sit quietly and wait. Any park will be good for that or there are also several places popular with birds near Riga – for example Kanieris which is famous for that, also you can find birds in Sarkandaugava river, Kisezers, Daugavgriva. To make it more fun use some educational materials created by the Latvian Ornithological Society and you will discover how much satisfaction it is to learn to distinguish different kinds of species and types of birds.
An ordinary picnic can become a real micro-adventure. Choose an unusual place and prepare a royal meal with little effort.
You can make tortillas, which are easy, and everyone can fill them up with various things. Even more royally – take a thermos with hot water, pour water over instant noodles, and add some vegetables and/or tuna. It will have a completely different taste than eating at home!