Romantic Things to Do in St. Petersburg
The majesty of the former Russian empire is on full display in the city of St. Petersburg, where canals, rivers, and splendid architecture set the scene for romance. If you’re visiting the city with your special someone, here are a few ways to dial up the romance.
Dine on Imperial Cuisine
St. Petersburg’s fine dining restaurants are undeniably romantic, so eat like a tsar as you treat yourselves to an evening of imperial cuisine.
Spend a Night at the Ballet
Russia is famous the world over for its ballet, and you shouldn’t leave St. Petersburg without seeing a performance. Catch a production of Swan Lake at a palatial imperial theater, or spend your evening in the magnificent Mariinsky Theater for a show.
Cruise the Neva River
St. Petersburg is nicknamed the Venice of the North for good reason. Find out by cruising along the Neva River. Take a midnight excursion to watch the drawbridges open and close during a White Night, or opt for a jazz dinner cruise in the evening hours.
Fly High Over Pushkin
Kick off a day of romance in St. Petersburg with a sunrise hot-air-balloon ride above the palaces, gardens, and lakes of Pushkin. Soak up the expansive bird’s-eye views before landing for a Champagne breakfast.