The 7 best picnic spots in Saint Petersburg

On a bright summer day, nothing beats a picnic outside. Here is a quick guide around the best 7 spots to do just that in Saint Petersburg.

Anichkov Palace garden

This garden is located around the Anichkov Palace built in the XVIII century. Designed all the way back in the times of the tsars, this courtyard is royally decorated with antique sculptures, gazebos and pavilions, there’s also an impressive gallery full of tropical plants. Basically, the only thing this oasis lacks is…you!

Address: 2A Ostrovskaya Ploshad
Opening hours: 10 AM — 7 PM

Polish garden

This well-groomed garden on the bank of the Fontanka River gives you the chance to not only enjoy a lovely picnic surrounded by flowers and bridges but to also visit Derzhavin’s memorial estate famous for its authentic XVII century design.

Address: 118 Fontanki Naberezhnaya
Opening hours: 10.10 AM — 8 PM

Yusupov garden

The garden between Sadovaya and Fontanka originally gifted by Peter the Great to Knyaz Yusupov was opened in 1863. Since then, it has become one of the most popular picnic spots in the city…that is quite some history! So let’s picnic like it’s 1863: relax by the pond with a book, go for a stroll amongst the trees, and then return to modern day reality just in time to grab a cup of coffee in one of the beckoning cafes around.

Address: 54 Sadovaya Ulitsa
Opening hours: 24 H

Ekateringof Park

The park is located on Ekateringofsky Island next to Narvskaya subway station. It was founded in 1711 and is considered to be one of the oldest parks in Saint Petersburg. Grab some snacks, pick out a nice spot by a pond and enjoy the atmosphere of the Enlightenment era.

Address: 12 Liflyandskaya Ulitsa
Opening hours: 24 H

The Krestovsky Island embankment

You can find this cosy spot after getting down at the crossroads of Vyazovaya Ulitsa and Dinamo Prospect. Here, you can get comfortable on the benches overlooking the city panorama or go closer to the water to feel the Neva’s melancholic breeze.

Address: 6 Dinamo Prospect
Opening hours: 24 H

Park Of The 300th Anniversary Of Saint Petersburg

Opened in 2003, this freshly built park has plenty fine picnic spots to offer: take a bench by a fountain, get comfy on the grass surrounded with young trees, pick a spot on the sandy beach by the Baltic Sea, or try to find some secret rocky descend to the water — whatever you’ll go with, you’ll enjoy the time spent here. And there’s free wi-fi all round this enormous park!

Address: 74 Primorskiy Prospect
Opening hours: 24 H

Lopukhinski garden

If you have a taste for all things artsy, this is definitely the place for you! Following a major reconstruction in the 1990’s, the Lopukhinski garden has become the local artists’ stomping ground. No surprise there — after visiting this enormous (almost 6 hectares) garden you cannot help but be inspired!

Address: 13 Academika Pavlova Ulitsa
Opening hours: 24 H

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