Why is it worth visiting St. Petersburg in winter?

Why is it worth visiting St. Petersburg in winter?

Visiting St. Petersburg in winter is a magical experience. You will be able to wander through the museum halls and art galleries almost completely alone. Hotels in low season are cheaper than in summer, and there are no queues at the ticket offices of attractions. What to see on your own in St. Petersburg in winter and where to go? Below we will tell you about popular entertainment in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area.

Prepare in advance, don't forget to dress for the occasion. Warm clothes and closed non-slip shoes will allow you to truly enjoy the city. Book a cheap room at the Express Sadovaya Hotel in the Admiralteysky district of St. Petersburg. 

Keep in mind that it gets dark early enough, so plan your outdoor activities from 10:00 to 16:00. By the way, on the eve of Christmas, wonderful light decorations appear in the city, illuminating the main streets and squares, so do not forget to take a walk in the evening.

Take a walk in the parks 

Getting around the city is easy and convenient by public transport, especially by metro. The Express Sadovaya Hotel is a comfortable hotel located in the city center, and not far from the Sadovaya metro station. An excellent example of a day trip is a visit to the Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces. Walking in Pavlovsky or Pushkin Park in winter is wonderful. Take mulled wine for a walk, it will warm you up and add to the pleasure of walking.

Arrange a gastronomic tour

In winter, it is especially cozy to sit in some cafe and enjoy a hot delicious dish. Eat donuts! There is a small cafe in St. Petersburg, reminiscent of Soviet times. Visit “Pyshechnaya on Konyushennaya, 25”. This is a cafe in the heart of the city near Nevsky. A good and delicious break in the walk is provided for you.

Outdoor ice rink on the island of New Holland

This is a good opportunity to discover this island, as well as go ice skating with the locals. The skating rink is open from mid-November to mid-March, from 11:00 to 21:00 on weekdays and from 22:30 on weekends. Tickets are sold for one-hour sessions. 

You will definitely find something to do in winter in this beautiful city, for example, visit the Christmas market or go ice skating. Saint Petersburg is a city where hiking is very pleasant. The Express Sadovaya Hotel is located in the central part of St. Petersburg and is an excellent place for a comfortable stay. Go to the hotel room booking page in the center and check out the nearest available check-in dates.