The Best Things to Do in St. Petersburg

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Popular things to do in St. Petersburg

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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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World heritage site
The State Hermitage Museum
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Russian Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great. Today called simply "Peter" by its residents, for much of the 20th century the city bore the name of the country's first communist leader, Lenin. With its ornate mansions and tremendous cathedrals lining the riverbanks and winding canals, this dazzling metropolis seems almost frozen in time. The historical palaces are home to many museums, including Russia's largest collection of art and memorabilia from the country's political history. The birthplace of the Russian ballet and home of many celebrated composers, today the city has a growing underground art and music scene to offer. In early summer the legendary "white nights," when the northern sun barely dips below the horizon, add to the romantic atmosphere of the city aptly called the "Venice of the North," due to its network of canals crossed by more than 300 bridges. A full and diverse itinerary awaits visitors who choose to stay in the city more than just a few days. To personalize your trip to St. Petersburg, create itinerary details specific to you using our Russia trip itinerary planner.

Museums in St. Petersburg

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History Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens Peterhof
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
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History Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Catherine Palace and Park Pushkin
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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History Museum
Kazan Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in St. Petersburg

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Historic Site
Palace Square
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas Kronshtadt
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Sobor Petra I Pavla Peterhof
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in St. Petersburg

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Garden
Summer Garden
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Island
Yelagin Island
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Anna Akhmatova Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Divo Ostrov
4.1
Duration: 8 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in St. Petersburg

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Ship
Cruiser Aurora
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Children’s Museum
The Shadow Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Military Historical Artillery Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Science Museum
Geological Museum F.N. Chernyshev
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in St. Petersburg

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Park
Aleksandria Historical Park Peterhof
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Park
Park Zayachiy Remiz Peterhof
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Lugovoi Park Peterhof
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Soviet Life Style
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Cultural Tour
Alltheroofs - Rooftop Tours in St. Petersburg
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Segway Tour
Happy Way Segway
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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