Fun Things To Do in St. Petersburg

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.


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Ulitsa Revoliutsii 20
(Tsarskoe Selo)

Site of the Great Palace... read more

Sankt-Peterburgskii Zoopark (St Petersburg Zoo)

Aleksandrovskii park, 1

Come meet the polar bears... read more


On Primorskoye highway 50 kilometers from St. Petersburg

Small resort town... read more

Cup of Russia

Bolshaya Pirogovskaya ulitza, dom 17

World-class figure skating... read more

Muzei Muzykal'nykh Instrumentov (Museum of Musical Instruments)

34 Naberezhnaya Fontanka

Enter and enjoy the world of music... read more

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress)

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' 3

The origins of St Petersburg... read more

Preobrazhenskoe Kladbishche (Preobrazhenskoe Cemetery)

Aleksandrovskoy Fermy prospekt, 2

The cemetery consisting of two necropolises...
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Letnyi Sad (Summer Gardens)

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Letnii Sad
Entrance from Kutuzov Embankment (Naberezhnya Kutuzova) or Panteleimon Bridge (Panteleimonovsky Most)

Elegant and relaxing gardens by the Neva... read more

'The Stars of White Nights' Festival

Teatral'naya Ploshad, 1

Music, Plays & More... read more

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Tavricheskii Sad (Tauride Gardens, The)

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Chernyshevskaya and Chaikovskogo UL

Playtime near Cherniishevskaia... read more
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