As the first Soviet country to leave the USSR, Lithuania is still trying to regain its sense of self and flourish. However, that doesn’t mean this destination should be left off of your bucket list. The Baltic nation thrives on its influences from its history with Poland, its gorgeous palaces, and its quirky museums. As you walk down the cobblestone roads in some of the country’s most historical cities that date back to the 1400s, don’t forget to take part in these 13 things during your trip:
1. The Dead Dunes
This landmark in the resort town of Nida offers panoramic views of the coastline. Miles of sand and the lush forests can be found in this area on the Curonian Spit between the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. It’s considered a protected, national park that comprises the Nagliai Nature Reserve, and visitors can travel down the wooden boardwalk and view the remains of the granite sundial that was destroyed during a 1999 hurricane.