Known as Russia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, Rostov-on-Don is a beautiful mix of old-world charm and modern vibes. Slowly flowing through the city is the famous Don River, which has been an inspiration for many novels. Explore the historic sites and local treasures of this slightly hidden gem before the masses.
Explore Gorky Park
Home to blooming gardens, quaint cafes and fun children’s activities, Gorky Park is a local favorite. During the summer, the park is packed with chess enthusiasts and lively laughter from playing kids. Just a 15-minute walk from Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don, Gorky Park promises a lush escape from the city, ideal for enjoying a good read or people watching over a cup of coffee.
Eat your heart out
The best and most delicious way to explore a foreign culture, is to taste it. Try some local delicacies and eat your way through Rostov-on-Don. The city is a true foodie heaven with extraordinary restaurants serving both local and international dishes. Pinot Noir boasts an extravagant décor, warm atmosphere and delicious bites, all within walking distance of the hotel.
Discover the Don
Walks along the Don River are particularly popular during the summer when street performers don the Don embankment. Join the locals and take a stroll along the slow flowing river or perhaps jump on a boat ride for a different perspective. A statue of Mikhail Sholokov, the author of And Quiet Flows the Don can be seen thoughtfully gazing over the river.
Best hidden bars
The bar scene in Rostov-on-Don is quickly evolving and offers unique local takes on international trends. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a fun night out in one of the city’s lively and colorful bars. The Drunkenwinnie Bar is a hidden gem and local favorite with an extensive drink menu and American burgers. Likewise, FireLake Cocktail Bar in the hotel offers tasty craft beers and barrel-aged cocktails with a stunning view.
Stroll the Pushkinskaya Ulitsa
This idyllic promenade invites you to take a blissful stroll free of traffic for a moment alone with your thoughts or significant other. This street offers wonderful sights such as fountains and sculptures, as well as lovely cafes and restaurants to enjoy a break and a bite. During the summer, the path is sprinkled with live music performances and the area around the university and October Revolution Park is particularly alluring.
Rostov-on-Don is more than meets the eye and full of little surprises that make for memorable moments. Stay with Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don and explore this vibrant city before your friends.