Around 25km north of Klaipėda, Palanga is Lithuania’s top seaside resort – party central in the summer. Palanga’s biggest attraction is its 18km white sandy beach; throughout the summer months it hosts a number of outdoor all-night music events. The wooden pier, jutting into the sea at the end of Basanavičiaus gatvė, is where families and couples gather to watch the sunset.

From the beach, head east along pedestrian Basanavičiaus with the rest of the human tide, past the street musicians and vendors, countless restaurants, arcade games, amusement park rides and amber stalls. Get fired out of a bungee catapult or dance until morning at one of the clubs on Vytauto gatvė, the main street, or on S. Darius ir S. Girėno gatvė, which leads off Vytauto gatvė to the beach.

The lush Botanical Garden (Botanikos Sodas) houses a fascinating Amber Museum with around 25,000 pieces of “Baltic Gold”, many with insects and plants trapped inside. The Anatanas Mončys House Museum displays unique wooden sculptures, collages and masks made by the twentieth-century Lithuanian sculptor. Visitors are allowed to handle all the exhibits due to the sculptor’s will specifying that others can touch his work.

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