Top 5 things to do in St. Petersburg
There are so many fun things to do in St. Petersburg. From tasty delights to Instagram gold, St. Petersburg is full of beautiful surprises and old-world charm. We have collected some of the top must-see sights to inspire you and to better plan your visit.
Named after the famous composer and mentor to Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, this charming street full of old-world architecture will transport you back in time. Now home to many tasty restaurants, this street also offers food for thought at the famous Maly Drama Theater, showing performances of Chekov and Shakespeare with English subtitles. Remember to stop by the symbol of St. Petersburg’s Art Nouveau era, the Tolstoy House just a 20-minute walk from Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg.
Loft Project Etagi
This ever-evolving exhibition space and cultural hub of creativity is worth many visits. Hosting events ranging from film festivals to rooftop parties and pet adoption fairs, this former Smolninsky Bread Factory is full of surprises and a delightful mix of original factory fittings and contemporary design. Etagi is also home to the city’s first “container city” of street food cafés, shops and much more. This little city within a city also has a café terrace offering one of the coolest vantage points in St. Petersburg.
Quite possibly the world’s most perfect street with its precisely 220 meters in length, 22 meters in width and 22-meter-tall buildings. This catch-22 street, designed by the great architect Carlo Rossi, is a picture-perfect must and a pristine image of Russian elegance and aristocratic stoicism. Stroll down this short Golden Ratio and marvel at its precise perfection. While Rossi Street was envisioned and erected in the 18th century, long before smartphones, it’s almost as if it was made for the perfect Instagram moment.
Half the fun of experiencing another culture is tasting it, and a visit to St. Petersburg wouldn’t be the same without dining at Tarkhun Restaurant. This gem of Georgian cuisine dishes out a mean lamb BBQ, a tasty variety of dumplings and so much more. In fact, their extensive menu full of delectable delights will have you coming back for more. The friendly service, aroma of exotic spices and warm atmosphere pairs perfectly with all meals, and so does the wide selection of wines.
The Palace Bridge
A trip to St. Petersburg wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the Neva River on the Palace Bridge. Connecting the Winter Palace and countless other attractions, odds are you can’t help but cross it many times. The bridge’s limited height was intentional to not obstruct the view of the beautiful monuments. Likewise, the modest structure does not detract from the extravagance and grandeur of the surroundings. The simple design and decorative lights at night compliment the city in an understated manor.
There are so many things to do in St. Petersburg, so why don’t you book a stay with Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg or Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyaskaya Hotel & Congress Center, and start planning today!