Built by Peter the Great to be a grand capital to show the western world, St. Petersburg is no less impressive today. In fact, its most beautiful buildings, like The Hermitage and several other grand palaces that were built into the city’s original plans, still look just as glorious as they did the day they were completed. While royalty no longer lives in them, they house some of the world’s finest art. Speaking of art, the ballet, opera, and symphony are alive and kicking as well, while summer concerts with modern tunes rock late into nights still lit up by 24 hours of sunshine.
The canals and bridges of “The Russian Venice” witness more than world-class art, however. They’re part of a vibrant local culture where residents can’t wait to enjoy drinks at a pub or a bowl of borscht with friends. Join them when you stay at our St. Petersburg vacation rentals.
When it comes to drinking, Russians have a reputation for being able to handle more than their fair share of vodka in one evening. If Moscow is the nation’s vodka capital, then St. Petersburg is the beer capital. It’s the fatherland of Baltica, Russia’s most popular beer, as well as many others, so throw back a cold, frothy one while you’re here. Water taxis are the perfect way to get back to your digs on the Obvodny Channel to sleep it off.
Boutique Apartments Classic are canal-front homes away from home just minutes from Trinity and Kazan Cathedrals. Meanwhile, guests at Apart-hotel Ruzoff can stay out late at Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, and take the kids to Planet Neptune the next morning. Your own kitchen, Wi-Fi, and comfy bedding make it easy to feel at home in either place.
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