Summer is a special period in St. Petersburg. The city is noticeably transformed, flourishing and becoming popular among tourists.
Summer comes to St. Petersburg together with white nights, drawbridges and a crowd of street musicians. Boats and pleasure boats run along the canals and rivers. In the evenings, tourists and residents of the northern capital rush to the Gulf of Finland to watch the beautiful sunset.
If you choose the season to visit the city on the Neva, then summer is certainly ideal for this.
In which area of St. Petersburg to choose a hotel
Our main recommendation is to choose a hotel in the historical center. Only here you will be able to catch the atmosphere of a tourist city and really relax.
If you want to be in the very center of the city and have quick access to many attractions, restaurants and shops, then you should choose a hotel in the Admiralteysky district.
Its competitor in popularity among tourists is the Petrograd side. In this area you can enjoy beautiful views and unique architecture, some of which was built under Peter I.
Nevsky Prospekt is the main street of the city, where there are many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. However, living here will be expensive due to the over-popularity of the avenue.
What to see in summer in St. Petersburg
1. White Nights
White Nights are a unique natural phenomenon that occurs in St. Petersburg every early summer. It doesn't get dark in the city at this time, and you can enjoy the beautiful views even after sunset. During this period, many events, concerts, exhibitions and festivals take place.
2. St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is the largest business event in Russia, which takes place in June every year. Businessmen, politicians and representatives of the public from all over the world come to the forum. Various issues related to economics and business are discussed here.
3. Scarlet sails
Scarlet sails is the main holiday of graduates of the whole country. Hundreds of schoolchildren and students come to the northern capital to celebrate graduation, listen to popular artists.
In the summer in St. Petersburg you need to walk a lot, enjoy the embankments, palaces and historical courtyards. And in order not to waste a lot of time on the road, book a hotel room in the center of St. Petersburg. Express Sadovaya Hotel offers standard rooms and junior suites of increased comfort, parking, pet-friendly accommodation and rental of a conference hall.