St. Petersburg is often seen from the ground by the typical tourist. Apparently back in the day most rooftops were open to the public but now its a little harder but try and find a roof that is open to the public as it will be the most astounding view you will have of “Piter” what the locals have dubbed St. Petersburg. I started at my hostel and ventured around until I could find one. I am not sure the exact location but basically you can find a roof like I did. Just check the gates and make sure there are no signs posted to go admire the view. I sat and watched the sunset and afterwards grabbed a glass of wine at a local bar.