I know that the summer is officially over, but maybe you will find useful my tips and tricks when traveling & staying at Palanga. I heard that September is also going to bring us nice weather, not to mention the fact that some of the places are open during winter season as well. Or maybe this will be useful for the next summer?
I decided to write about Palanga, since I received a lot of questions recently from my friends, where to go with children for dinner, what to do in Palanga and so on.
So my list is as follows (from the places we visited this summer):
DINNER with kids
1. Musical restaurant Vandenis at Birutės al. 47, Palanga. Has a decent playground for kids, which is all fenced. The food is ok, nothing extraordinary, but the delivery is quick and the service is great.
2. Restaurant deCuba at J. Basanavičiaus g. 28, Palanga. Very central, has a separate fenced area for those eating out with kids - a separate playground and dinner tables.
3. Restaurant Vaidilutė at Meilės al. 38, Palanga. A little bit distant from the central Palanga, but still in walking distance. Newly refurbished place, with a separate area for kids. Has toys and playground I have never seen anywhere before. Also, a huge TV showing animation movies, for those who cannot live without TV.
4. Villa Žvaigždė at S. Daukanto g. 6, Palanga. My number one place for having the best ukrainian beetroot (borsch) soup with garlic bread or meat stews. It also happens to have a nice corner for kids, with beautifully painted wall. However, the place needs to update some of its toys, as they are broken and could be dangerous for kids.
5. Kablys + Jūra at Dariaus ir Girėno 13, Palanga. Very nice place next to the main park. Not only for dinner, but for gallery viewing, a nice concert or some shopping, as there is a nice boutique nearby. There are also a few corners for kids and the main attraction - trampoline. We could not get Vincentas out of it all the time we were there. The food is also not bad, however the service could improve! We waited half an hour 1st time we were there just for someone to bring us menus.
6. Vėsuma pizzeria at Ronžės g. 5, Palanga. Has a fenced corner for kids, but we have not tried it as Vincent was sleeping during our time there. However, he pizza was amazing! As well as the atmosphere.
WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS
In Palanga just enjoy the sand on the beach, the sea (or the inflatable pool if the water is too cold) beautiful park, Birute's alley, fountains, museums, kids playgrounds. There are various concerts, theatre plays and other kids events happening at Palanga. Just check street signs or visit "Vaikams Palangoje".
WHERE TO STAY
Plenty of hotels, apartments etc. Use Booking.com or Airbnb when making a choice where to stay. We usually stay at our friend's place next to the sea, but we have also tried Grand Baltic Dunes and Baltic Inn hotels when staying with Vincent. Both of them are very central, which is quite comfortable if you want to have a walking distance to most of the destinations in Palanga.
TIPS & TRICKS
Avoid central streets, busy weekends, and main beaches when in Palanga. There are plenty of other beautiful paths, places than just Basanavicius street in Palanga. Also, if you walk a bit further away from the main beach, you will find less people, cleaner sand on the beach as well as a peaceful mind. It is important, especially, if you want your child to sleep on the beach. That way you will have a great & peaceful holiday with your child!
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