Here, on Hello Russia Tours we strongly believe that the best time to visit St. Petersburg is any time you want! Each season offers a number of exciting activities that will keep your schedule busy. The most bright part of the year is the so-called mellow fall or golden Russian fall. Take your pick – and enjoy your trip!
While summer is typically the most popular season with tourists, St. Petersburg during fall is a completely different city with its own charm and beauty. September through November the city experiences a noticeable drop in temperatures – reaching the October average of around 6C (43F). Note that it rains fairly often and you might want to bring a raincoat or an umbrella. Also, make sure you pack a warm scarf and rainboots – never a bad idea.
Russian fall marks the start of a new theatre season. Indulge yourself into one of the most renowned St. Petersburg experiences and book tickets for an opera or ballet in a theatre of your choice. The choice is wide indeed: the Mariinsky Theatre, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Mikhailovsky Theatre and many more always welcome tourists and all those who adore the classic art.
If you still haven’t planned what to do in St Petersburg in fall – just don’t do anything! If your ideas for the day are interrupted by a rain, relax, accept it and make the most of the day! St. Petersburg is known for dozens of coffeeshops around the city center. You can pick a small one, like I’m Thankful For Today or the one with a view, like Mickey’s&Monkey’s. Trust us, drinking hot coffee and taking in the local St. Petersburg atmosphere is sometimes the best sightseeing you can do and a perfect way to make a gloomy and gray day a much brighter.
Best place for a little getaway in the midst of your trip to St.Petersburg – a small town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) located an hour away from the city. Enjoy imperial architecture, long walks by the pond and, of course, your private tour to The Catherine Palace. If you are not willing to leave the city, explore the beautiful parks here – The Summer Garden or The Tavrichesky Garden, which you can find in the very heart of St. Petersburg. Fall paints the city all shades of red and yellow – you don’t want to miss it, the views are truly breathtaking!