Pushkin Vacations

14 miles (23 kilometers) to the south of St. Petersburg, is Pushkin, a great place to visit while exploring the region. Coming from Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Pushkin is 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the north.

Pushkin is near many of St. Petersburg’s well-known sights. Pulkovo Observatory and the Moskovsky Victory Park are amongst the popular places to visit. Two other interesting attractions that are located within a short distance of Pushkin are the Narva Triumphal Arch and Konstantinovsky Palace.

There are some unique cultural highlights in and around Pushkin. Visit some of the remarkable artistic and historic collections including Planetarium, Menshikov Palace and Yelagin Palace. For a great night out, spend an evening at the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Baltic House Theatre and the Alexandrinsky Theatre, one of the region’s most popular performing arts venues.

For those looking to spend quality time with the kids, head to the various child-friendly attractions. Admire all kinds of fascinating creatures at the St. Petersburg Zoo.

If you are into nature, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. Discover the beauty of the New Holland Island.

Attractions like the Grand Choral Synagogue and the St. Michael's Castle make great places to visit while you are in Pushkin. Vladimirskaya Church offers travellers to St. Petersburg a chance to better understand the part religion has played in the area. St. Petersburg features some evocative reminders of the past; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Gatchina Palace in Gatchina, Marble Palace and Mariinsky Palace.

If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of Gostiny Dvor.

Sports fanatics visiting Pushkin should book tickets for Petrovsky Stadium to see the Zenit Saint Petersburg doing battle with visiting teams. On weekends the area around the stadium becomes a sea of blue and white, as soccer fans join together to support their home-grown heroes.

To make sure you get the most out of Pushkin, think about booking a room at one of the area’s many accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the amenities at the Petro Palace Hotel, the Domina Prestige St. Petersburg, and the popular Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg.

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