What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Try all the restaurants, haven't had a bad meal in two years. - Oct 2019


Nature, the Baltic Sea, good travel in region, lots of local beer, a festival practically every weekend in the summer and ever few weekends the rest of the year. - Mar 2017


Nida, Palanga, Lietuvos Rytas basketball games, concerts and other performing arts events every night of the week. - Mar 2017


Road trips, traveling around Eastern Europe, perusing craft fairs, and participating in races. - Aug 2015


Trakai, Belmontas, the Botanical Gardens, Vichy Water Park, Old-Town, the Castle, the KGB museum, shopping, coffee, walking, adventure park zip-lining, horseback riding...and on and on and on. - Jun 2013


Take the ferry from Klaipeda or Riga, see the Lithuanian coast at Nida or Palanga, camp in the forest, pick mushrooms and berries, go to the spa at Druskininkai, see a movie in English with Lithuanian subtitles, play basketball or soccer, shop at the markets. - Feb 2011


There is a lot to do here. Most Western-style distractions (movies, malls, etc...) are available. For culture vultures, there is also a wide array of plastic and performing arts offerings. Some activities do not require Lithuanian, but I really wish I spoke some Lithuanian so that I could take advantage of more activities and classes. - May 2009


Oh yes. Sledding in the winter. Concerts and culture year-round. Mushroom picking in the fall. Bowling and ice skating at the mall. Electric go-carts at the other mall. Movies are shown in English with Lithuanian subtitles. - Nov 2008


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