For Lithuanians, Birštonas is best known for its spa treatments, built around the region’s mineral springs and mud. These are considered serious medical treatments and are used for treating circulatory, heart, stomach and lung ailments. If you're of a more active bent, canoeing, cycling and hiking in the Nemunas Loops Regional Park – which encompasses most of the surrounding countryside – are delightful pastimes.

The tourist office is the best source of information for all sights and activities.