A City of Parks and Green Space | Vilnius, Lithuania

A City of Parks and Green Space | Vilnius, Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania (B)

The third and final stop on my tour of the Baltics was a two-night stay in Vilnius, Lithuania. The small capital of the small country was an amazing retreat from a normal city experience. It gave me the same feeling that I get when I drive up to northern Minnesota for a weekend. Seclusion, quiet, free from drama. Green trees, cool evenings, clean air. 

To get there I took the Lux Express bus from the Riga bus station. The journey took about 3.5 hours and was on one of their clean, comfortable coaches. I really love this bus company, I hope that they continue to expand westward in Europe. It was the perfect means of travel between the Baltic States. 

After a two night stint at the Naughty Squirrel in Riga, I was in need of a few quiet nights. This hostel was the perfect answer to my prayers – a quiet, cabin-like property that was on the edge of the city center, nestled in the woods.

They offer a rustic bar serving local brews, coffee and tea and breakfast in the morning (at a cost) and a huge kitchen. The rooms were very spacious, well-lit with large security lockers. I personally really enjoyed staying at this hostel, but I could see how for some social solo travelers it could be a bit too quiet and secluded. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A City of Parks and Green Space | Vilnius, Lithuania
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
Read it on Author's Website: https://valerie-michelle.com/2017/07/28/a-city-of-parks-green-space-vilnius-lithuania/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Downtown Forest Hostel
  • Gates of Dawn
  • Gediminas Tower
  • Vilnius Cathedral