Vilnius is a wonderful and diverse city, but to get the best out of it, you need to know which parts of the city suit you the best. There are plenty of different activities to do, museums to visit and parks to enjoy, so everyone can fall in love with a different side of Vilnius depending on their interests!
Antakalnis neighbourhood is situated by the river Neris and is surrounded by four lakes and many forests. People who want to experience Vilnius while staying close to nature should definitely consider staying in Antakalnis, one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods to live the area.
Anyone who is interested in the history of Vilnius should stay in the Old Town, which is also the most beautiful part of the city, with many old churches, informative museums and fancy restaurants. Be sure to take your time and get to know the subtle and rich history of Vilnius while walking in the narrow streets, surrounded by extraordinary buildings.
All the best restaurants in Vilnius are located in the most touristic and beautiful locations, so book your hotel near the center of Vilnius and make sure to taste traditional Lithuanian food during your gastronomic journey through the town!
Žvėrynas is probably the most prestigious living neighbourhood in Vilnius. If you want to go shopping, all the biggest malls, such as Akropolis, Panorama and Ozas are located very close to Žvėrynas!
There are plenty of luxurious hotels in Vilnius, but if you want to take it to another level, book your room at Kempinski Hotel, which is located right next to the Cathedral of Vilnius and offers its customers the most unforgettable and opulent stay in the area. Room rates start at approximately €160 per night.
Užupis neighbourhood has established itself as the center of hipsters in Lithuania. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants with art sculptures and the like (such as huge egg or enormous angel), all by best Lithuanian artist. So if you want to feel the most hipster, visit Užupis and all its best attractions.
If you love sports and want to experience what basketball means to Lithuanians, come to Baltupiai, where the Siemens Arena, the biggest arena in Vilnius, is located. There are also a couple of parks close by, perfect for jogging, long walks and other activities.
Islandijos and Vilnius streets wake up during the night — all the best nightclubs and bars are located in this area. You can book one of many hotels, including Congress Avenue and Hotel Novotel, or search through some wonderful Airbnbs close-by.
People who love art and want to engage in the cultural life of Vilnius should stay close to Gedimino Avenue where the biggest theaters and opera houses are located. Also, most of the art galleries are situated within the walking distance from Gedimino Avenue, one of the busiest spots in Vilnius.