Saint Petersburg
Russian Federation
By Summer Brons

Iconic architecture, a unique history, and a rich culture come together to make Saint Petersburg, Russia one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Plan your Russian adventure with WhatsCheaper.com to experience this unforgettable travel destination firsthand!    

Air transportation for Saint Petersburg is serviced by Pulkovo International Airport (LED). Pulkovo is the fourth busiest airport in Russia, trailing the leading three from Russia's capital city of Moscow. Book your flight to Saint Petersburg through WhatsCheaper.com at (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) where you can take advantage of our great low rates on airfare. We can also help you with your lodging accommodations, just click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and select your preferred hotel.    

Saint Petersburg is often referred to as Russia's cultural capital and has a variety of must-see attractions, including museums on even the most outlandish of topics. WhatsCheaper.com recommends a visit to the State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world, covering six venues and collecting nearly three million items. The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Museum of Applied Art, and Academy of Fine Arts Museum are a few of the other arts-related showcases in the city.    

Saint Petersburg is not only known for it's cultural appreciation, but also for it's industrial development. You can pay a visit to the Arctic and Antarctic Museum dedicated to Russian and Soviet polar expeditions, the Central Railway Museum, Zoological Museum, Beer Musuem, and even exhibits like the Museum of Hygiene, Museum of Water, and Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technology. WhatsCheaper.com also suggests a visit to the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, serving as the first state museum in Russia covering history and science.    

For a major city, Saint Petersburg is quite green. Streets are lined generously with trees, and the city features more than 200 parks and gardens. The country's only botanical gardens are located here in Saint Petersburg, housing more than 12,000 species of plants. The city's Leningrad Zoo is an ever-popular attraction and one of the oldest zoos in the world, home today to approximately 2,000 animals from 410 different species. WhatsCheaper.com also encourages a visit to Summer Garden, the oldest park in Saint Petersburg. Summer Garden features a vast collection of fountains and sculptures, and includes a coffee and tea house.    

WhatsCheaper.com knows you'll be looking forward to some Russian fare while you're in town, and Saint Petersburg is a great place to eat. Cafes and restaurants span all across the city, ready to tackle your appetite whether you're just after a quick snack or looking for a full-on dining experience. After refueling, consider trying on the Saint Petersburg shopping scene. The city has everything from familiar department stores to antique shops, souvenir shops, and bookstores, ensuring you'll have no problems finding just the right piece to take back home with you.    

For a scenic, fascinating vacation, look no further than Saint Petersburg. You're sure to want to come again after your first trip, as all the attractions and amazing architecture are surely too much to see during just one visit. Book your Russian getaway with WhatsCheaper.com today!

MUST SEE IN Saint Petersburg LIST:

  • 1. Peterhof
  • 2. Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
  • 3. Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
  • 4. Saint Isaac's Square
  • 5. Peter and Paul Fortress
  • 6. Bronze Horseman Monument
  • 7. Anichkov Bridge
  • 8. State Russian Museum
  • 9. Alexander Nevsky Lavra
  • 10. Russian Vodka Museum

Saint Petersburg EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. International Christmas Film Festival - January
  • 2. Ballet Festival Mariinsky - February
  • 3. Paskha - March
  • 4. Sergei Kuryokhin International Festival - April
  • 5. Musical Olympus International Festival - May
  • 6. Stars of White Nights Festival - May
  • 7. Beer Festival - June
  • 8. Sailing Week - August
  • 9. Early Music Festival - September
  • 10. Russian Winter Festival - December

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W Saint Petersburg
6 Voznesensky Prospect, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
By Chrystyne Jackson

When traveling to Saint Petersburg in Russia, a stay at the W Saint Petersburg will be a delightful addition to your trip. The hotel’s contemporary décor, large rooms, and many amenities will meet your every need.

Guests at the W can choose the 291-355-square foot Wonderful Room for plenty of comfort. Or you can work your way up to the 1,141-square foot Wow Suite. This unit features a Jacuzzi, fireplace, and separate kitchen. All rooms feature bathrooms with heated floors. 32-inch LCD high definition televisions are in all the units. The W offers Wi-Fi and high-speed internet access. Pets are welcome.

Relax and unwind at the Bliss Spa, which offers treatments, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Guests can swim in the heated indoor pool. Workouts are not a problem. Sweat, the on site fitness center, is open 24-hours and boasts state of the art cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights. Personal training is available. You can socialize over light fare and cocktails in the Living Room or the Mixup Bar. During summer the Mix Up Terrace offers the same in an outdoor setting. Mix In Saint Petersburg offers contemporary food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Experience a bit of Russian history by visiting the Winter Palace, which between 1732 and 1917 was the official residence of Russian monarchs. The five buildings of the State Hermitage Museum were former homes to the czars, and now house one of the world’s finest art collections. Take in the Summer Palace, home of Emperor Peter the Great, and also features the Summer Garden. Or visit the Alexander Pushkin Museum, dedicated to Russia’s most celebrated poet.

Make your Saint Petersburg experience complete by staying at the W Saint Petersburg. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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