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Active vacation in Lithuania - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

One of the most popular activities in Lithuania is ecotourism. There are 35 national and regional parks in the country; most of them are of special value for tourists. Travelers can take a walk, cycle along neighborhoods, and go boating on lakes and rivers. Another popular hobby is fishing. You can fish in strictly designated places; such tours are arranged by local hotels and travel agencies. Trips to Lithuanian reserved lands will allow you to know the history of the country and get acquainted with its ancient sights. On the shores of the Baltic Sea, tourists enjoy wide opportunities for diving and windsurfing. A yacht cruise along the Curonian Spit will be one of the most unforgettable impressions of the trip.
Lithuania never ceases to amaze its guests with magnificent nature landmarks. The country is home to approximately 200 parks, 50 nature reserves and …
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The Curonian Spit, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the most popular places for active tourism in Lithuania. There are 6 pedestrian routes for tourists wishing to get acquainted with this unique natural object. The longest route stretches for 4 km. It’s called the Lake Swan. The trail is laid along unique sand dunes, some of which are the highest in the world. The final point of the excursion is located on the observation deck at an altitude of 55 meters at the top of the Deer Buda dune. Another route passes through the Dancing Forest. Coniferous trees here have bizarre curved trunks. In the basal part of the Curonian Spit, there is a path called Royal Bor. It passes through a centuries-old boron and meadows adjoining the Gulf. Several centuries ago, there was a royal falconry in these places.
Great opportunities for active tourism are available in the national park of Aukštajt. It has a huge number of rivers and lakes with fascinating trails. The greatest value for tourists is climbing Ladakalnis Hill. Its name means the ice mountain if translated from Lithuanian. The hill is relatively low, only 175 meters above sea level. From this place, you can see 6 large lakes located on the territory of the national park. This site was considered sacred by the Slavic tribes. Rites of worship to the goddess Lada, the mother of all living things, were held there. Water tourism is widely developed on local lakes. Tourists can easily rent a boat or go kayaking on rivers flowing nearby. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Dzukija National Park has hiking trails with a length of 3 to 13 kilometers. During the walk, travelers enjoy the magical views of pine Lithuanian forests and an acquaintance with the local rivers. If you want you can go hunting for mushrooms or go fishing. You can fish in the park only in strictly designated places; first, you have to buy a special license. On the territory of the park, there is the ethnographic village. It has preserved its traditional way of life. Žemaitija National Park offers ample opportunities for excursions, in particular, to the ancient settlements of the Oak Island. To reach them, you will have to make a trip through the picturesque forest with Plyatyalyayskoe lake in the heart.
Scuba diving is another option for active recreation in Lithuania. In winter, the temperature of the Baltic Sea can drop to 5C. However, this does not stop divers. One of the most amazing places for diving is in Kaunas. Kaunas forts, flooded in the early 20th century, are among the most unusual dive sites in Europe. You won’t find unique underwater inhabitants, but you can make an incredible and exciting walk along the underwater tunnels and corridors. Lake Plateliai is popular among divers. It features the sunken yacht, the ruins of an ancient bridge, crosses, and sculptures from an ancient castle. An excellent visibility and good conditions make diving comfortable even for beginners.
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UNWTO Reveals How the Pandemic Affected International Travel

Although there was some recovery in May, international tourism is much under pressure of the continued COVID-19 spread. There are still travel restrictions for foreign guests in most countries but domestic tourism starts to rebound slowly. Even hotels in London, Bangkok, Paris, and other gateway cities suffer from a drastic decline in visitors. As UNWTO reports, the number of overnight international arrivals in January to May decreased by 147 million compared to the same period of 2020 and by a whopping 460 million compared to the same period of 2019. That being said, there is slow growth in arrivals – the decline was 86% in April 2021 versus April 2019 and 83% in May 2021 versus May 2019. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Lithuania

Vilnius
Fans of active rest will be surely interested in visiting the entertainment center named Akropolis. Skating rinks here are open all year round, so everyone can polish his/her skills of figure skating. You will also find several riding clubs in Vilnius, the most famous of which is "Prosperas". In this club you can hire all necessary sports equipment, as well as order a special carriage and make a ride through the streets of the city. Fans of extreme sports will surely find much fun in the … Read more
Palanga
The Botanical Garden of Palanga will be a perfect place for hiking and serene leisure. The garden takes a vast territory and impresses its visitors with plenty of exotic plants and flowers. Those tourists tending to privacy and serene rest will love the Sculpture Garden as the destination is always filled with atmosphere of serenity and harmony. The park offers great locations under the huge trees’ shelter for reading a favorite book or just enjoying the majesty of surrounding nature as well … Read more
Kaunas
The largest park in the city is called Oak Grove. The park is a wonderful place for excellent relaxation and all kinds of outdoor activities. It should be noted that Oak Grove is also a unique attraction. This is the largest park in Europe, which consists mostly of oak trees. Kaunas Zoo is a wonderful way to get acquainted with diversity of the local fauna. Its territory is home to over three hundred animals and birds, as well as an interesting zoological museum and a special amusement park. … Read more
Klaipeda
For those who prefer spending evenings in nightclubs, we can recommend the Dr.Who club. It is a stylish place, a popular disco, and a great bar. Leisure time in Dr.Who will pleasantly impress you. There are great casinos in Klaipeda that will appeal to both fans of traditional board games and those who prefer modern gaming machines. Among the best known are Casino planet, City Casino, Olimpic Casino and Pokervegas. City cinemas are also attractive, there you can go on watching your favorite … Read more

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