One of Russia’s most important and historical cities, St. Petersburg is a popular destination for travelers from around the globe. St. Petersburg hotel guests can’t miss the city’s numerous historic landmarks, including the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, the Trinity Cathedral, and the Mikhailovsky Castle.
Known for its rich academic history, St. Petersburg is home to a number of world-renowned museums, most notably the Hermitage Museum and Zoological Museum. The nearby Kunstkamera is a must-see for Slavicists; inside, you can find the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography.
A hotel stay in St. Petersburg wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, or Palace Square––one of the nation’s most storied public squares, it is also home to the world’s largest red granite column, standing unattached at over 500 tons! Swing by the lush Summer Garden or Waterville Aquapark for even more outdoor adventure, and finally head south for a visit to the unbelievable Catherine Palace, former summer home of the Russian tsars and tsarinas.
Shoppers can peruse Pushkinskaya 10 art and music store and trendy Vanity. Then visit Bon Vin for wine, the Chocolate Museum for edible Fabergé eggs and relax for the night in your St. Petersburg accommodations.