Latvia is a Northern European country in the Baltics. It shares borders with Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, and the Baltic Sea. Its capital, Riga, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historic monuments, cobblestone lanes, and spired cathedrals.The best time to visit Latvia is in the summer when you can enjoy the country's sandy beaches, national parks, and forested trails.
When you eat at a Latvian restaurant, you'll enjoy traditional dishes with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Smoked fish and meat is served with sides of root vegetables and a basket of freshly baked bread. Ask for a glass of local wine or beer to go with your meal.
You'll find plenty of hotels, hostels, holiday rentals, and homestays throughout the country. Commercial campgrounds are also available and free camping is permitted in the national parks.