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Ventspils or Liepaja?

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Ventspils or Liepaja?

We’re travelling with 2 children 6 & 9. We’ve been to Latvia 3 times previously and loved it.

Any feedback on the choice between Liepaja and Ventspils?

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Shanghai, China
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1. Re: Ventspils or Liepaja?

I haven’t been to either, sorry. But from doing research, I feel that I’d be interested in playing “treasure hunt” with the cow sculptures in Ventspils. That strikes me as being more kid-friendly than Liepaja.

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2. Re: Ventspils or Liepaja?

I personally like Liepāja. Town. Beach. And the road to Liepāja is pretty. The area itself.

But Ventspils might be better since You are with children. It would make a very nice trip along coast side - from Ventspils to Mazirbe to Kolka to Malnsils. And You also can take a one day trip to Liepāja. So basically Ventspils is the middle way.

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3. Re: Ventspils or Liepaja?

Ventspils for children. It has several big kids playgrounds. The seaside park has steam locomotive train working which would take you to the kids leisure park. Friendly prices.

Liepaja is better for architecture but not for kids.

Aarhus, Denmark
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4. Re: Ventspils or Liepaja?

I would definitely say Ventspils. It is very clean, beach is really nice there and there is a lot of parks and playgrounds for kids. Liepaja is also nice, but in my opinion there is less to do and if you move out of the centre , it is pretty much dirty and unkempt.

If you're going to Ventspils by car, you can also stop in Kolkasrags (around 80 km from Ventspils) where the Baltic Sea meets the Gulf of Riga.

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5. Re: Ventspils or Liepaja?

I would choose Ventspils. Especially if you have children

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