St. Petersburg is one of the more laid-back Russian cities and it offers visitors a wide range of fun things to do. A good day trip is an excursion to Pavlovsk, roughly 25 minutes from St. Petersburg. The central attraction is the Great Palace, a royal residence given by Catherine II as a present to her son Pavel. The palace grounds have a natural, rolling geography that makes them very attractive. Sankt-Peterburgskii Zoopark was founded in 1865 by animal lovers Sophia and Julius Hebgardt. The large zoo is home to 2,000 animals. Zelenogorsk is a small resort town on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, about an hour from St. Petersburg. If you play a musical instrument and have a free hour or so, Muzei Muzykal'nykh Instrumentov (the Museum of Musical Instruments) is a great opportunity to discover thr inventive ways Russians and others have made music over the centuries. Whatever your St. Petersburg itinerary, try to work in at least a few of these fun things to do.
Ulitsa Revoliutsii 20
On Primorskoye highway 50 kilometers from St. Petersburg
Bolshaya Pirogovskaya ulitza, dom 17
34 Naberezhnaya Fontanka
Enter and enjoy the world of music... read more
Petropavlovskaia Krepost' 3
Aleksandrovskoy Fermy prospekt, 2
The cemetery consisting of two necropolises...
Entrance from Kutuzov Embankment (Naberezhnya Kutuzova) or Panteleimon Bridge (Panteleimonovsky Most)
Elegant and relaxing gardens by the Neva... read more
Chernyshevskaya and Chaikovskogo UL