As an introvert, I like to be alone for at least several hours a day.
During summer, I walk around my city a lot. There are many tourists everywhere in the center, so any quiet hiding spot is a valuable asset. I’m sharing one with you now.
Sometimes there are jazz festivals at this spot, but it doesn’t happens so often. During the week, one can sit at the canal and think their thoughts without any disturbing.
How to find this hiding spot? Come to the beautiful Hare Island from Gor’kovskaya subway station through the park (grab a drink at Bolshe Coffee on your way, nearest WC is at Burger King on your way). Reach the island by the bridge.
Then turn right (everyone either turns left to see the embankment of Neva with people sunbathing even in winter or heads through the Peter and Paul fortress (which, sadly, is a bit of a tourist trap).
When you turned right at the Hare Island (there is a tiny monument to the Hare near the bridge), sit on the border of this canal and relax. Oh, and bring a windbreaker or a coat to make sure that wing wouldn’t bother you. You can feed the ducks, also.
This spot is valid only during warm months (May-September).