Set upon the Baltic Sea on Lithuania's west coast lies the seaside resort of Palanga, where hotels are in plentiful supply. There's much to experience here, from the ambient Palanga Pier to fun people-watching opportunities at Basanavicius Street. Business folks will love the city for its sweeping sea views, friendly locals and sense of history. There's much to do once the sun goes down, which is well-suited to the business traveller's schedule.
Why should I visit Palanga for my business trip?
The Palanga International Airport offers direct flights to Germany, Britain, Scandinavia, Russia and Poland. The main bus station which runs services to as far as Belarus and Latvia is a leisurely 15-minute walk from the city centre. Once here, you'll see that this resort city packs a punch.
The Palanga Amber Museum exhibits a vast collection of amber jewellery. Summer evenings at the museum grounds feature symphonic concerts and music festivals. The museum's vast botanical garden offers forest-like charm. Nearby is a forested sand dune, Birute Hill, which is home to old settlements and excavations. The only museum in the Baltic states dedicated to dogs, the aptly named Dog Museum, is in Palanga, showing almost 2,000 exhibits from 37 countries.
Where do I find business events in Palanga?
Most conferences and events are held at the Vanagupe Spa and Conference Centre - Palanga which features nine multifunctional meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 650 participants.
What can I do in my downtime while staying at a hotel in Palanga?
With 18km of sandy beach and dunes that extend from both sides of the pier, Palanga is perfect for swimming, tanning, and water sports. Jonas Basanavičius Street has a carnival atmosphere and is recommended for people-watching as you sip on a local beer. Cafés, night clubs, fun fairs, souvenir kiosks, and entertainment rides abound on this bustling street. Most souvenirs will feature pieces of real or imitation amber. During summer, a creative space called '**I Love Palanga**' at Basanavičius hosts discussions, workshops and concerts. Architecture enthusiasts shouldn't miss Palanga's churches, like the Russian Orthodox Church of the Iverskaya Icon of the Mother of God, and the Neo-Gothic, century-old Most Holy Virgin Mary’s Ascension Church. As you will discover, a hotel in Palanga promises an enriching sojourn to the discerning traveller.