The Rough Guide to St. Petersburg
by Dan Richardson
Release Date: 31 May, 2001
While in St Petersburg for several months I stocked up on three guidebooks. The Rough Guide was an excellent way to get to know the city. The amount of information is so dense that it actually becomes a drawback at times. I used the Rough Guide in conjuction with the Lonely Planet guide to St Pete. Together they were a great combination.
If you want one book that will fill you in on the background of St Pete's and delves in depth into its subject matter this is the guide for you. Or, if you are going on an extended stay- as I was- I can recommend this guide.
If you're going on a shorter trip you may try the very good (and shorter) Lonely Planet guide.
This book is a must if you are traveling to St. Petersburg. It has tons of great info and is definately worth the $20 some bucks it cost.