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Lithuania is an up-and-coming travel destination your family will love. It checks all the boxes, from incredible architecture to kid-friendly attractions, expansive parks, a delectable foodie scene, and sincere devotion to sustainability.
In fact, Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius was recently voted winner of the 2025 European Green Capital Award. This honor is a testament to the nation’s innovative clean air and water initiatives, biodiversity preservation, and green spaces. And you’ll find these values echoed throughout the country.
Ready to see this incredible destination for yourself? Here’s everything you need to know for a kid-friendly Lithuania vacation.
Where to start with Lithuania sightseeing? There’s no better or more convenient location than the nation’s capital, Vilnius. Its quaint Old Town features winding medieval streets and stunning architectural treasures like the 17th-century Church of Saint Teresa and the Gates of Dawn.
The Gates of Dawn are the only remnants of the original city wall and a celebrated pilgrimage site. The 16th-century wall once included ten gates, and its remaining site is renowned for the Chapel of Mary, housing the Vilnius Madonna.
Another must-see destination? Gediminas Hill offers phenomenal views of the area. It also contains a tower housing a museum and a rooftop viewing platform. At the bottom of the hill, explore Cathedral Square.
Constructed in various phases between the 13th and 18th centuries, Cathedral Square houses Vilnius Cathedral, one of the most recognizable facets of the city. The Cathedral’s white columns and elaborate sculptures distinguish it from other nearby structures.
Behind Cathedral Square, check out the Hill of Three Crosses. There, you can soak up more panoramic urban views. The monuments are breathtaking and well worth closer inspection. Another charming spot? Vilnius University showcases vibrantly hued buildings and impressive Neoclassical lines.
But let’s face it. No matter how diverse and impressive the architecture of a city is, kids typically only have so much bandwidth for this type of exploration. What to do when you visit Lithuania?
Vilnius city officials have come up with a creative answer. Explore Old Town Vilnius in a kid-friendly way by downloading the Vilnius for Children Map. The map is also available from Tourist Information Centers in the metropolis and is easily distinguished by its bright red color.
The map includes a well-organized and accessible 15-point walking tour chock full of fun, engaging activities. And when your children complete all the activities, stop by your closest Tourism Information Center for a reward.
Fun museums are another fantastic option for families on the go. They include the Toy Museum, where your family will explore and interact with some of the oldest toys on the planet. Thanks to the interactive nature of the exhibitions and the liberal use of copies throughout, even the tiniest hands will find plenty to engage them.
At the Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, discover Lithuania’s rich heritage as your kids play games like Gediminas’s Dream. And they’ll delight at the museum’s unique tour guide, a tower pigeon who’s seen it all. Your “guide” will lead you through Cathedral Square, relaying the most intriguing historical events that shaped it.
Another fun spot is the Energy and Technology Museum (ETM). The ETM is housed in the first power plant ever built in Vilnius. There’s no better spot to learn about Lithuania’s industrial history while exploring science.
At the Money Museum, get captivated by all things currency. The site boasts the world’s largest coin pyramid in the world, with more than one million pieces! Interactive exhibitions include striking your own souvenir plate. You can also jump atop a one-of-a-kind scale that translates your weight (and worth) into gold. And despite the name, the Money Museum doesn’t charge an entrance fee.
Lithuania is also famous for its expansive and abundant green spaces. When you’re ready to blow off a little steam, head to Uno Parkas Adventure Park, which features a special all-ages racetrack. Or take advantage of the rides, summer tobogganing, and playgrounds at Liepkalnis Park. (During the winter, the park transforms into white-powdered slopes perfect for a family ski adventure.)
The largest official green space in Vilnius is Vingis Park. Activities abound from playgrounds to walking, cycling, picnics, and outdoor concerts. Or head to Bernardine Garden to discover colorful botanical displays, sculptures, and fountains dating to the 19th century.
Verkiai Regional Park is another must-visit location. At its center is the jaw-dropping Verkiai Palace, an elaborate 18th-century Neoclassical structure that survived Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. Or head to Europos Parkas (a.k.a. the Park of Europe), which offers a unique blend of art and nature. Your family will love its open-air museum showcasing works from various international creatives. Located at the geographic center of Europe, it contains 3,000 TV sets and many other modern marvels.
What are some other parks to keep on your family’s radar? Kalnai Park (the Park of the Hills) is another lovely spot for a picnic, and its sunset views are well worth a visit. If you’re after a nature lover’s paradise, go to Pavilniai Regional Park, known for its network of well-maintained hiking trails.
Is your family new to Lithuanian cuisine? Whether you answer yes or no, countless yummy eats and treats await you. A fantastic place to start is cepelinai or potato dumplings. A staple of Baltic cuisine, cepelinai are sometimes compared to the texture of Chinese bao dumplings. Think soft outer potato shells stuffed with ground meat, mushrooms, or cheese.
A great finger food for kids is kibinai, or savory pastries, reminiscent of Cornish pasties. They feature a flaky, crispy outer pastry shell filled with vegetables and meats. Common combinations include beef, chicken, onion, and potato.
Another great dish is saltibarsciai (pink soup), which gets its color from beetroot and its flavor from creamy kefir. Accompanied by hardboiled eggs and potatoes, it’s served cold, making for a refreshing warm-weather dish. Coupled with homemade bread, you’ve got the makings of a satisfying meal.
What about a lip-smacking end to your meal? Ice cream parlors abound. They include Fionos Cukrainé, where you can snag mouthwatering gelato with less sugar. Italala Caffè is another must-visit spot, featuring café “seats” in the form of actual swings! Or walk on the wild side at Coffee1 with its innovative flavor mashups — lavender, gorgonzola, or Džiugas cheese ice cream. (No matter your choice, all are housemade.) As the name suggests, there are also plenty of caffeinated hot drinks on the menu, too.
Lithuania is a hidden gem of the Baltics and a destination to put on your family’s future travel list. But what if you want someone else to handle the planning for you?
We can help craft the perfect itinerary for your family or pair your family’s interests and travel style with one of these incredible group tour operators. For instance, this Warsaw & the Baltic States itinerary takes your family on an exploration of Poland and the Baltic states in eight days.
For active family adventure with teens 15 and older, Intrepid Travel’s Premium Baltics 10-day journey covers everything from quaint fishing villages to verdant forests and whimsical settlements. Through your travels, you’ll support Eden Reforestation Projects, which tackle climate change one tree at a time.
Lithuania is a great destination for an off-the-beaten path vacation, whether you’re looking for a solo approach to travel or a group tour. When you book with us, you’ll reap the best of Virtuoso Amenities, including upgrades, complimentary meals, and much more.
Ready to find out more about Baltics travel? We can help you craft an unrivaled journey where you’ll savor the best in luxury accommodations, one-of-a-kind activities, world-class cuisine, and exclusive perks. Contact us now to take the first step toward your next family adventure!