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Why Go?

Peter the Great's breathtaking Venice of the North: 42 delta islands, 349 bridges, 150 imperial palaces

The Hermitage, St. Isaac's, Catherine Palace at Tsarskoye Selo, the Kirov, Nevsky Prospekt

The revelry of the White Nights in late June and early July, when a half hour of twilight is followed by another morning

What To Skip

Souvenir hustlers with tacky lacquer boxes and Osama bin Laden matrioshka dolls

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Luxury, Romantic

When To Go:

May, June, July


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