Most big events in Klaipeda take place during the summer season. Events such as the Sea Festival or the Klaipeda Jazz Festival, which attract musicians from all over the world have long traditions. The city is also famous for its museums. All in all exist 5 museums and many more in the nearby cities as in Palanga or in Kretinga. Theatres, art galleries, shopping centres or multifunctional arenas for various events are other places to spend ones leisure time.
The Curonian Spit is a narrow strip of sand stretching 97 kilometres along the Baltic Sea in western Lithuania. In the national park are 6 settlements of which Nida is the biggest. The Curonian Spit is home to the highest moving (drifting) sand dunes in Europe. Their average height is 35 meters, but some attain the height of 60 meters. Since 2000, the Curonian Spit has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List under cultural criteria.Internet: www.nerija.lt
The Seaside Regional Park is a governmentally protected territory of the Lithuanian seaside from Klaipeda city to old Palanga. The Park takes up 5033 hectares in overland and 30 km in the water area of the sea. The Lithuanian continental seaside track is not long but there are plenty of wonderful places where people take a break from the daily city life. In the park are situated nature reserves such as the Placis lake, the Olando cap, the Nemirseta and Saipiai landscape. And there is the Karkle botanical garden, the Kalote botanical-zoological garden, the Karkle telasological sea reserves and Karkle ethno cultural reserves.Internet: www.pajuris.info