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St. Petersburg Activities

Apart from visiting museums, galleries and enjoying the wide range of entertainment offered in St. Petersburg, there are many other activities you can enjoy. One of the most popular Russian pastimes is visiting the banya. We have listed here some details about banyas, parks, sports centres and fun things for the family!

The Central Park of Culture and Rest | Центральный Парк Культуры и Отдыха
The Central Park of Culture and Rest

The Park of Culture and Rest is a reserve of wild nature in the centre of the city. This place is ideal for walks because of its tremendous greenery and scenery. The park is located on an island in the Middle Neva. There are four ponds in the southern part of the park and five ponds in the northern part. The main embankment in the park is lined with stone sculptures of lions, which solemnly guard the park. If you have the time, you must visit the majestic Elaginoostrovsky Palace (designed by architect K. Rossi). This is the former residence of the imperial family.

There are many activities you can participate in while visiting the Palace. You can rent water-shoots or go to the shooting-range or motor-racing track. There is also a boating station, a yacht club, and you can even take a motorboat ride out on the Neva River. During the winter it’s possible to rent skis and ice-skates.

Park open 24 hours
Ticket offices: 10.00-17.00
Entrance: 20-50rub

4, Elagin Ostrov
(812) 430-09-11
Metro: Krestovsky Ostrov

How to get there

From metro Krestovsky Ostrov you will exit onto Rukhina (Рюхина) Ulitsa. From there walk straight to the bridge and cross it. Once you are on the other side of the bridge, you will be in the park.

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Primorsky Park Pobedy | Приморский Парк Победы
Primorsky Park Pobedy

This park is an excellent place for roller-skaters and skate-boarders. Moreover, you can lie down and soak in some sun, get a tan, or enjoy the fresh air by going for a bike ride. You can even rent roller-skates and bicycles in the park if you don’t have your own.

Park open 24 hours

There is a small fee for the entrance and rental of any equipment.

21, Krestovsky Prospect
(812) 235-20-48
Metro: Krestovsky Ostrov

How to get there

From the metro Krestovksy Ostrov exit and cross Rukhina (Рюхина) Ulitsa.

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Ice skating Rink in the Ledovy Palace | Каток в Ледовом Дворце
Ice skating Rink in the Ledovy Palace

This skating rink is very big and large groups of people come here to have a good time while skating to popular music. You can rent figure skates or bring your own. There are locker rooms with showers available, tanning booths and a massage room as well. In addition, there is a baggage room, where you can safely leave your belongings while you skate. The cafe is open during all hours of operation.

Open 14:00-23:00
Entrance: 250-350rub
Skate rental: 150rub

1, Pyatilitok Prospect
(812) 718-66-20
Metro: Prospekt Bolshevikov

How to get there

From metro Prospekt Bolshevikov make a right and walk to Pyatiletok Prospect. Once you reach this intersection, make a left.

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Akvatorya | Акватория

This is a fashionable centre with sport club features combined with a stylish nightclub atmosphere. Here you can find nine bowling alleys, three of which are specifically designed for children. In addition, there is a fitness centre and tennis court. There are big screen TVs near the bowling alleys and many restaurants as well. There are also about six different bars, all serving a variety of drinks. In the evening, there is an open disco and casino slot machines.

Open 12:00-06:00

61, Vyborgskaya Ul.
(812) 295-20-30
Metro: Lesnaya

How to get there

From metro Lesnaya turn left, walk along Kantemirovskaya (Кантемировская) Street until you reach the shore. Here turn to the right and you will see a sign for the Akvatorya centre.

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Sosnovka (Park and Tennis Courts) | Сосновка

The Sosnovka Park is located in the territory of the Forest Park, which means that all of Sosnovka Square consists of 310 hectares of perfect pinewood. This is an island filled with wild nature in the middle of the busy St. Petersburg streets and is a great place to just go for a walk. It is very beautiful and unusual and definitely worth a few hours of your time. You can even play tennis in the many tennis courts that are located in the park.

Park open 24 hours

18, Manchesterskaya Ul.
Metro: Politekhnicheskaya

How to get there

From metrо Politekhnicheskaya turn to the right and walk along Tikhoretsky (Тихорецский) Prospect for a few minutes until you see the park.

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