St. Petersburg

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to St. Petersburg

Peak Season: mid-June to mid-September

These are the days of the White Nights, when the sun barely sets and the weather’s at its best (average temperature: 60°F). Expect crowds and premium rates. Book three months in advance – a year ahead for better deals.

Off-Season: November to mid-April

Hotels frequently offer discounts during the long, dark winter. The thermometer can dip to the single digits, but there’s lots of culture on tap, like the Winter Arts Festival in December and January. Avoid slushy, dreary February and March.

Sweet Spot: mid-September to October; mid-April to mid-June

Days are still a bit brisk (expect weather in the 40s) but of a more familiar duration, and its locals doing most of the jostling at the Hermitage. Hotel rates are slightly cheaper than in high season.

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