Kick the Cold
For a country known for being cold, the months of April and May are some of the best times to visit Moscow, Russia. As the spring evolves into summer, the people of Moscow emerge and fill the streets—making it a great time for tourists to experience the community. One way to get in touch with Moscow is by visiting the Red Square, known locally as “Krasnaya Poshad.” Home to several historic buildings, including Lenin’s Mausoleum, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the Moscow Kremlin—which we highly recommend visiting during your trip if you want to see the mounted guard—the Square holds a lot of Russia’s history.
Taking a stroll through the Red Square during the day is one thing, but be sure to also check it out at night, as the buildings are something else under the stars. If you’re looking to relax but also get in a tourist attraction, we have the place for you! The Sandunovskiye Bath House offers a variety of services such as steam baths, massages, manicures, hair care, wraps, peels, masks, and more. Birthed in 1808, the Sandunovskiye is still widely known as the most popular bath house in Russia, upholding and preserving the tradition with, of course, modern additions and renovations.
In order to get your horse fix, we recommend hitting the club Izmailovo, which has been around since Soviet Union Marshal Semen Mikhailovich Budenny established it in 1935. Tourists can visit the Izmailovo Equestrian Center to take lessons with the club’s experienced instructors, plan a birthday or holiday event with the club, and even get a memorable photo shoot with some of their gorgeous horses. Regardless of what you choose, the inclusivity of the club will make your entire family excited to meet their members.
When you’re ready to be wined and dined, we have a couple of stops for you. City Space Bar and Restaurant is widely known and popular for being on the 34th floor of the Swissotel Krasnye Holmy. Offering various drinks, both hot and cold, along with a menu that will satisfy any craving you have, including sushi, this bar is one place to be sure to stop. We also recommend dining at 2018 Travelers Choice award winner Café Pushkin. Inspired by Gilbert Beco’s famous song “Natalie,” Café Pushkin was built in 1999 in an old Baroque-style mansion. Permanent chef Andrey Makhov features both French and Russian dishes that are served in the various rooms of the mansion, including the Greenhouse, Study, Entresol, and Fireplace Hall.
Ever wanted to drink in a bomb shelter? Well, even if you haven’t, we recommend getting a tasty beverage at the speakeasy-like bar, Kot Shredingera, which translates to “Schrodinger’s Cat” in English. Located in a hidden basement, this bar is widely known for their unique drinks and unconventional impression, which always makes for a memorable experience craved by any traveler.