The beauties of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region: we leave our suitcase at the hotel and go on a short trip

The beauties of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region: we leave our suitcase at the hotel and go on a short trip

St. Petersburg is famous for its magnificent palaces, historical buildings and picturesque canals.

But there are still many interesting places to see outside the city. Therefore, quickly book a hotel in St. Petersburg and plan a short trip to discover the beauty of the Leningrad region.

Peterhof is a palace and park ensemble to the west of St. Petersburg

Peterhof, located just 50 kilometers from St. Petersburg, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Leningrad region. This city is famous for its luxurious palaces and fountains, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Be sure to visit the Grand Palace, stroll through the Lower Park and admire the famous Grand Cascade.

Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) – a museum-reserve in the suburbs of St. Petersburg

Another popular day trip destination from St. Petersburg is Tsarskoe Selo, located 25 kilometers from the city.

This city was the summer “dacha” of the Russian emperors, and there are two magnificent palaces: Catherine and Alexander. The Catherine Palace is famous for its Amber Room, while the Alexandrovsky Palace is known for its exquisite architecture.

Gatchina is the capital of the Leningrad region

The town of Gatchina, 46 kilometers from St. Petersburg, is known for its beautiful Gatchina Palace and park.

The palace was built at the end of the 18th century and served as the residence of Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich, the future Emperor Paul I. Gatchina Park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the Leningrad region, and you can spend the whole day exploring its many lakes and canals.

Vyborg is a medieval city in the Leningrad region

Vyborg is located 137 kilometers from St. Petersburg and has become one of the ancient cities of the Leningrad region.

Founded in the 13th century by Swedes, Vyborg has retained its medieval charm and is home to the partially preserved ancient Vyborg Fortress. There are many other historical buildings in the city, as well as the beautiful Mon Repos Park.

And if you are staying at the Theatre Square Hotel in St. Petersburg, be sure to add this city in the Leningrad region to the list of places that are definitely worth visiting.

How to get to these places from your hotel in the center of St. Petersburg

All these places can be easily reached from St. Petersburg by train, bus or car. Electric trains depart from the Finlyandsky and Baltiysky railway stations in St. Petersburg, and buses depart from the city's bus stations. If you are traveling by car, then all these places are within a 2-3 hour drive from the northern capital.

The Leningrad region is full of beautiful places that are worth visiting. Leave your suitcase at your hotel in St. Petersburg and set off on a short journey to discover the region's hidden gems.