When considering where to stay in Rīga, your first choice will be whether you want to stay in Old Rīga or Central Rīga – both are excellent options for different reasons. The city lends itself well to pedestrians, so staying in either neighbourhood will not be limiting. If you’re only in town for a day it’s probably best to stay in Old Rīga as you’re within arm’s reach of most of the city’s main attractions. Those who are in town for a bit longer might find Central Rīga to be a better option. The prices are slightly lower and you’ll feel more like a local. Besides, in summer noise can be an issue in the old town, as street bands keep playing till late and party animals enjoy the sound of their loud voices.