City break in Ventspils. Active leisure ideas for Ventspils - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Ventspils Ventspils traditionally offers a wide range of interesting entertainments for its guests. Jurmalas Parks or the Seaside Park is traditionally one of the most favorite places in the city. Children are in love with this place because of its adventure park and numerous playgrounds. In summer, guests of the city and locals prefer to spend their free time at the beach that is equally suitable for trouble-free relaxation and active recreation. The beach has won many prestigious awards because of excellent ecological index. The territory of the beach includes several sports areas, special playgrounds for children, and gear rental offices.
Among the most stylish city apartments, Zalais namins deserves top priority. Its interior is an amazing combination of diverse and original design elements: luxurious furniture, lamps of … Open
Sports fans will enjoy a visit to the Ventspils Olympic Center. This is a large and modern complex that includes a beautiful ice skating rink, several areas for playing volleyball and basketball, tennis courts, and gymnastic areas. After an exciting day full of interesting sports competitions, guests of the center are welcome to relax in a sauna or try unusual underwater massage. There is also a tanning salon in the Olympic Center. Visitors are not required to have any gear with them as there is a rental office in the center.
Ventspils Aqua Park is the best place for families. The wonderful entertainment center is open from May until October. Several swimming pools and slides, amusements and playgrounds, special areas for children and charming cafes – both adults and children will be in love with this gorgeous aqua park. It is important to mention that a transparent wall protects the park from the cold sea breeze, so the area is always very comfortable and relax and have fun. Copyright
Ventspils is not deprived of attractive hotels with a romantic atmosphere winning the hearts of couples. Spicite Guest House is ready to offer guests a decent selection of cozy rooms and a … Open
In order to buy memorable gifts, consider visiting the central market. Besides interesting crafts and souvenirs, it is possible to find national costumes and vintage jewelry at the market. The majority of shops and supermarkets are located in the central part of the city. Local boutiques offer stylish clothes by famous manufacturers and locally produced perfumes that are distinguished by the excellent quality. As a rule, tourists enjoy buying various herbal blends and natural cosmetics produced by local manufacturers.
Open-Air Museum of the Coast is not a museum in its traditional form. It is more like an entertainment park where exhibits are of a historical value. In the past, the region was primary focused on fishing and seafaring. Later, it was decided to bring old log houses and fishing crafts to one place and form a museum. There is also a railway in the park, and guests are welcome to make a circuit route ride and explore the park and its landmarks in a very comfortable way. The train is driven by an original German locomotive that is almost a century old. This open-air museum is equally suitable for adults and children.
Ventspils is one of the largest port cities in Latvia. This is a modern resort, and its dynamics of development is simply outstanding. On the territory of this city is located one of the … Open
Fans of authentic goods and interesting souvenirs will enjoy their visit to the House of Crafts. This is a great place to learn more about the traditional handicrafts of Kurzeme and even watch how local artisans work and make items that are immediately available for sale. The unusual shop is open in a historical wooden building that was constructed yet during the reign of the Courland Dukes. During Soviet Union period, the building was transformed into a school for boys. There are still some signs of the school past of the house such as a classroom with desks and chalk slates. Nowadays, the House of Crafts is an exhibition hall with all kinds of items for sale. Many travelers come there in order to buy beautiful ceramics and woolen items. As not all employees are fluent in English, tourists who want detailed explanations or a guided tour should call in advance.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ventspils
♥   Nature Park 'Užavas lejtece' , 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Pinku ezers' , 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Riežupe' , 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Milzukalns' , 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Talsu pauguraine' , 68.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Flower Clock in Ventspils

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Travelers who plan to visit the Latvian city of Ventspils certainly have to admire the flower clock. The old Latvian town has a good tradition of decorating the streets and parks with incredible compositions of plants. Ventspils can be named the flower capital of Latvia. Not surprisingly, a variety of floral arrangements includes the luxurious flower clock. It’s situated at the intersection of Lielais Street and Kuldigas Street. … Read further

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