Families are at the heart of Lithuanian life, so pint-sized travellers will be welcomed with open arms.

For tips and tricks for travelling with the whole family, grab a copy of Lonely Planet's Travel with Children.

Practicalities

  • In cities, museum and public-transport tickets are often half-price for kids.
  • Nappies, formula and baby food are easy to find in supermarkets and some pharmacies.
  • Lithuanian foods like dumplings and pancakes are very popular with kids, and the local penchant for pizza ensures there is familiar food at hand.
  • Food allergies are slowly being understood, though Vilnius' vegetarian and vegan eateries, and top-end restaurants, are the best equipped to cater to children with dietary needs.
  • Cots and extra beds are common requests at Lithuanian hotels, though they're best made in advance (they'll sometimes carry a small extra fee).
  • Vilnius is a good destination for family travel. Check out Vilnius Tourism's downloadable maps of kid-friendly spots, including playgrounds, ice rinks and museums (www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/what-to-see/vilnius-for-you).
  • Curonian Spit is a superb active destination for families, with plenty of beaches to scamper along and pancake-flat cycling trails.