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City break in Saint Petersburg. Active leisure ideas for Saint Petersburg - attractions, recreation and nightlife

A number of entertainment establishments presented in Saint Petersburg equals the number of its landmarks and cultural sites. Tourists will find in the city various entertainments fitting each taste and fancy. Tourists with kids should pay a visit to the Divo Ostrov (Wonder Island) theme park being the largest amusement park of the destination. The park offers various types of attractions and amusement rides, playing grounds and other entertainment facilities. The park will be a great experience for a whole family. The park offers breath taking entertainments as for the youngest visitors so for true thrill-seekers. Another way to have a great time in the city is a visit to the local Dolphinarium. Each day the Dolphinarium holds exciting entertainment shows. Its visitors have a chance to enjoy swimming with these smart sea animals in a pool.
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Hiking enthusiasts will love a great quantity of marvelous scenic parks and public gardens which are scattered all over the city area. The Catherine Park will be a perfect place for serene leisure admirers as this destination always features calm and private atmosphere. One of the most beautiful parks of the city is the Alexander Park featuring unique bright decoration. Tourists will find great to visit the Mikhailov Gardens. During the warm season a favorite destination of local folks and foreign guests of the city is a beach area of the Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) which opens a panoramic view over the Trinity Bridge and the Winter Palace. The beach is not favorable for bathing however it is a rather good destination for luxuriating in the sun and for sport activities.
Shopaholics will be greatly impressed with plenty of bright market places and scale shopping centers. To hunt some memorable souvenirs and antique items tourists are recommended to opt for the Flea Market located in the Udelnaya street. Experienced tourists often compare this market place to the Paris Clignancourt and the London Portobello. The market offers a great choice of various goods. The central consumer goods marketplace is considered to be the Apraskin Dvor. Tourists will hardly be enough a whole day to explore all the rows of shopping stalls. Copyright
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A scale shopping center of the city is the Gostiny Dvor. A building housing this center is a landmark of global scale. The center offers various goods meeting every taste and fancy. The main feature of the center is a rather attractive pricing policy. Numerous night clubs and bars are as well worth mentioning as the city counts several hundreds of night entertainment establishments in general. The Fidel and Purga clubs are among the most visited night establishments of the city offering the guests exciting entertainment program. The Nebar bar offers its visitors a mixture of great music and dainty treats.
Peters palace In the northern capital of Russia you can do any kind of extreme activities: jump with a parachute, fly in a balloon or a helicopter, try bungee jumping and rope jumping. Water sports are also well developed, for example, it is possible to go kayaking, ride a catamaran or a luxury yacht, go fishing or find out what diving and surfing are. By the way, if tourists are a little afraid to jump with a parachute, they can go to the entertainment center AeroDream. There they can expect safe but at the same time extreme, leisure. Those who wish to climb mountains, but first want to acquire a sufficient level of training, could visit a wonderful climbing wall, Rock Town.
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Rope parks are highly recommended for fans of outdoor activities. Tree To Tree (located in the Ozerki district), King Kong Park (you can find it in Babushkin Park), as well as “Yelagin Park” (location – Yelagin Island, Kirov Central Park) are considered the best among them. It is worth noting that such amusement is suitable for both experienced climbers and for those climbing the cableway for the first time. In each of the abovementioned parks, you will come across plenty of wonderful activities for lovers of outdoor recreation. Golf in the northern capital of Russia is not very popular, but for tourists who want to play the favorite game of aristocrats, the golf club “Peterhof” has all the conditions for a quality game.
Cruiser Aurora The city on the Neva is famous for its theaters which can be found at every turn. It is difficult to single out even a few places of this kind – each of them deserves to be visited thanks to the wonderful repertoires, and guests of the city will have a lot to choose from. It is important to note that musical concerts are mainly held in the Music Hall. There are few remarkable places for little tourists: besides Young Spectator’s Theater and Bolshoi Puppet Theater, it is worth visiting the interactive theatre “Skazkin Dom” and the Great St. Petersburg State Circus. The best among cinemas are the “Giant Park”, “Formula Kino” and “Mirage Cinema”. The unique “ROOF CINEMA” offers magnificent views of the Neva, and the private cinema “Pandora” provides an opportunity to watch movies in a small company in a cinema hall with comfortable spacious environment.
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Sports fans are able to watch their favorite football matches at places like “Gazprom Arena” and “Petrovsky Stadium”. There are many bars in St. Petersburg where you can combine enjoying a glass of strong (or soft) drink with looking at sports matches. It is worth highlighting the most popular of them like Irish Pub Tara Brooch, bar “Trappist” and Larionov Grill & Bar. There are bars that can boast of high-quality live music and pleasant surroundings in St. Petersburg. The famous Kalyan bar “Kvartira”, Commode club and JFC Jazz club are some preferable ones among them. Fans of jazz should definitely attend St. Petersburg State Jazz Philharmonic Hall and clarify the repertoire of the concert hall.
Saint Petersburg Church It is possible to diversify your leisure time by visiting entertainment centers, and, as noted above, there are lots of them in the cultural capital of Russia. There are team games for those who come to the city with their friends or family members. Here are few of the options: visiting the “Hedgehog in the Fog” paintball center, playing tennis at the Cocco Beach tennis club or shooting an air gun in the “Golden Bullet Shooting Club”. “Sherwood Crossbow-Archery Shooting Range” is perfect for those who wish to feel like Robin of Locksley during their leisure. If you went on the trip with kids, it can be interesting to visit the interactive museum “Kidburg” with them. Here kids can try on adult roles and become participants in themed parties.
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Popular among tourists are MAXImatic club where you can play billiards, and “Russkoe pole” which is a great place for bowling. Another wonderful club where it is not a pity to spend all your time is the “Karting Center”, where, as the name implies, visitors can ride the karts (by the way, it is not only for adults). The trampoline park “RAZGON” is a place where you can feel yourself as a child again (it is absolutely not necessary to bring your kids with you, but you can if you want to). However, the same sensations await those who decide to go to the Bubble Dreams center, where you can “dive” into a dry pool of balls. At the club Bubble Park, tourists can try themselves in the “bubble football”, which is a delightful combination of zorbing and football.
Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, Russia Gamers will be interested in the club Vortex Games, which is considered the best center of virtual reality in the city. The “Ice Palace” offers its visitors the possibility to go skating (you can also watch hockey competitions or musical concerts here). All that is left to do is to see the center’s repertoire. Cat’s cafes are in high demand among locals and travelers. These are places where you can eat and simultaneously chat and play with fluffy kitties. The best cafes of this kind are Soulmate cafe and “The Republic of Cats Cultural and Museum Complex”. You can completely forget about time while you are enjoying the company of your loved ones in the cozy atmosphere of anti-cafe “Chasy Ne Speshat”.
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In addition to traditional entertainment complexes, the cultural capital of Russia offers the opportunity to visit various labyrinths and rooms of illusions. Such leisure might bring wonderful impressions and unforgettable memories, especially if you visit it with your loved ones. Thus, in the “Imaginarium”, visitors will be excited that each museum exhibit can be touched, and they will get a lot of interesting information about the world and their own body. The “Grand Canyon shopping center” in which the aforementioned “Kidburg” is located, has few more interesting attractions like the “Territoriya Mistiki”. Nearby you can come across a great theater “Fruits of Enlightenment”.
Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns The famous “Museum of Illusions” has various attractions, for example, the “Giant’s House” or the “Glass labyrinth”. The “Museum of Illusions” has another center situated near it called Pikabolo. Here, visitors are invited to try attractions like “House upside down”, “Mirror Labyrinth” and “Labyrinth of Fear”. It is worth highlighting another great center of illusions. This is a shopping and entertainment complex called “Peterland”, where you can find a lot of interesting clubs. Among them are attractions like “World by touch”, “High-altitude city”, as well as a trampoline park and laser tag-club “CyberFox”. Here is also situated the already mentioned club with the air tunnel called AeroDream. In addition, here you can find a contact zoo “Pushistiki” and a Theatre Lightning “Teslatorium” with its magnificent shows.
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An indoor water park “Peterland” with a lot of great water rides and pools is also located here. Every of its visitor, regardless of age, will be able to find an enjoyable activity for himself. Furthermore, except the entertainment component, you can find health zones, diving school and a yoga center here. This swimming complex is the largest in the whole city. The Aqua Club “VODA” is recommended for those who want to relax in the pool with a feeling of incomparable serenity. Great spa treatments are available for tourists at the beautiful “SPA Time” and “Amoveo Spa Petrogradskaya”.
Spilled Blood There are several parks in the northern capital of Russia with attractions for every taste. There is an amusement park “Gagarin Park”, which is a great place to spend time with children. Activities organized here are mainly represented by attractions for kids. In the park named after Yesenin, you can also find a decent amusement park with a mass of rides for little tourists. In winter, one of the best skating rinks is equipped here. Another popular skating rink is organized next to the already mentioned “Divo Ostrov Park” in “Laplandia Park”. One more great entertainment in the northern capital of Russia is horseback riding lessons offered by the “Orlovsky Park equestrian club”.
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Animal lovers will be delighted with their trip to St. Petersburg, because here they will come across many contact zoos (“Enotovil” in the “Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor”, “Forest Embassy” in the shopping center “Monpansier”, and also “Ekzoopark” in the shopping center “Rio”). In addition to Dolphinarium, there is a beautiful oceanarium “Planeta Neptune” on the territory of the city. It brings to your attention a variety of representatives of marine flora and fauna. The gallery of living butterflies “Raiskiy sad” is a place you will find interesting. Here you can watch how a caterpillar becomes a pupa and later turns to butterfly. The standard zoos are also worth visiting. Among them, the most famous ones are Leningrad zoo and the mini-zoo named “Cheburashka”.
Hermitage and Palace square Saint Petersburg Russia There are several workshops worth mentioning where you can achieve useful skills during your time in St. Petersburg. Amongst such places is the culinary studios CulinaryOn and Russians Kitchen, where experienced chefs teach attendees how to cook in a Russian way. The “Matryoshka Master Class”, as you can easily guess, gives you the possibility to learn how a traditional Russian doll is made. It would not be superfluous to mention another ideal way to spend your time in the city. This is no other than the escape quest. Among the numerous centers of this kind, the most eligible are the leading clubs “Kvestrum.rf” and ZaSoV. Here participants need to solve a given problem in 60 minutes. This is a type of activity that it is preferable to try with a team of friends or family members. Well-organized rooms, different in style and scenarios, make them the places of choice.
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