There is no need to postpone a trip to St Petersburg to a summer period. Autumn is also a wonderful season to get familiar with the city and spend a wonderful vacation there! Check some reasons to visit the Northern capital of Russia in autumn.
Summer is undoubtedly the most popular travel season. The city attracts millions of tourists all over the world. Thereby, in autumn you can see lots of sights without staying in any lines, as the travelling season is coming to its end. It will be possible to visit such popular places like State Hermitage Museum, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Russian Museum, Kazan Cathedral and many more.
Not only leaves fall in autumn, ticket and hotel prices do that as well. There are many accommodation options in Saint Petersburg — hostels, mini-hotels and apartments, B&B and other types of hotels. You can book accommodation right in the city centre or, for instance, next to Pulkovo airport, and can save lots of money.
Petersburg is a truly cultural capital of Russia. There are many wonderful theatres that you can visit — actually over 100 of them. Among them, the most popular are Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky and Alexandrinsky Theatres. New theatre season starts in St Petersburg in autumn, and if you are a theatre-goer, fall is just the right time to visit the city.
Explore the city
St Petersburg is an atmospheric city. It has always been a source of inspiration for writers, painters and other creative personalities. You can learn it from a mysterious and even mystic side by walking along the autumn streets and promenades, and who knows — maybe you’ll get in the mood and also create something special and extraordinary after visiting the city.
Take awesome photos
The city is very beautiful. Visit its numerous gardens and parks and enjoy colourful sights, taking memorable pictures. You can even visit Peterhof and Catherine Park in Tsarskoe Selo. Although the fountains won’t work, it is still a magnificent area to spend some time in. What’s more, visiting Peterhof is free of charge in autumn.
Hope I managed to convince you in advantages of travelling to Saint Petersburg in autumn. Also book a guided tour to get the most out your trip!