The seaport Klaipeda and Baltic sea resort Palanga

Have you ever heard the story of the Old Town by the sea? Founded back in 1252, Klaipėda is the third-largest city in Lithuania. Ravaged in World War II when it was used by the Germans as a submarine base, the city is now undergoing a major business revitalization. As a key port city in the European Union, it is a window to the world of international trade for Lithuania.

Klaipėda's Old Town has been on a continual path of restoration and is the gem of the city, featuring cobblestone streets and antique lampposts on nearly every building and corner. The city, once known as Memel, still has a German feel in places and the refrain "Sprechen Sie deutsch?" is the most common answer among locals to the queries of English speakers.

Palanga - is a year-round health resort, but is famed more for what happens during the short summer period between the beginning of June and September. During this time the population balloons from a regular 20,000, to 100,000 or more, especially during the weekends. Most people come to Palanga and see the pier and the beach, but there are few other things to delight in, from botany to the house of the man credited with awakening the Lithuanian psyche

Botanical garden - Frenchman Edouard André in the 19th Century created, this 110-hectare piece of manicured wilderness is a delight, and a welcome escape from the general madness in the streets. Come and wander among species not found anywhere else in the country, take a wonderful olfactory excursion around the rose garden, and finish off with a trip to the Amber Museum which you’ll find in the middle of the gardens. The beach next to Botanical garden was granted a Blue Flag status in 2004.

Amber museum - Situated in the 19th century mansion of one Count Tiškevičius, this is a truly fascinating museum, with somewhere in the region of 25,000 pieces of amber, over half of which have animals and plants trapped inside. Telling the story of ‘Baltic Gold’, this is a wonderful place to bring the kids for both fun and education.

The Pier -The victim of several recent storms, this unofficial symbol of Palanga is now fully open for business again. Unlike many of its contemporaries, the pier at Palanga is simply a promenade jutting out into the sea. No shops or gaming rooms on this one. Come here and stroll with the rest of the crowd, or, as is almost a religious ceremony during the summer, congregate and sunset, and find a few moment’s peace before heading off into the nightlife of Palanga

Kretinga - in 1875 The Count Tiškevičius purchased Kretinga Manor, he built an impressive palace with a winter garden and a most wonderful park. Today the Museum of Kretinga is opened here exhibiting the richest archaeological collections of ancient seashore settlings and a highly valued collection of old European paintings.The XIX–XX century park surrounding the estate was known as one of the most beautiful parks in western Lithuania. It is visited by a lot of visitors. The romantic traveler will have a chance to walk among hundred-years-old oaks or lime tree and chestnut alleys, to go for a walk around the lake, and to ponder by the Stone of Love.