Side Trips from St. Petersburg Travel Guide
Plan Your Side Trips from St. Petersburg Vacation
If St. Petersburg is the star of the show, then its suburbs are the supporting cast needed to tell the story. For every aspect of the city's past—the glamour and glory of its Imperial era, the pride and power of its military history, the splendor of its architecture, the beauty of its waterways—there's a park, a palace, a playground of the tsars somewhere outside the city limits with a corresponding tale to tell.
Because most of the suburbs are just a short trip from St. Petersburg, there hasn't been any real demand for tourist-oriented restaurants and cafés. There...read more
Things To Do in Side Trips from St. Petersburg
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Make a splash in the Peterhof Fountains: The grounds surrounding Peterhof's Great Palace (nicknamed the "Russian Versailles") are filled with... Read more
You can take your pick of the suburbs for any day trip, although your choice of destination will be influenced by the time of year. In summer... Read more
The Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya collection of some 850 Russian paintings, art, and crafts originally belonged to the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich... Read more
The original Amber Room panels, a masterpiece of amber carving, were presented to Peter the Great in 1716 by Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm... Read more
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