St. Petersburg, Russia
In general, people like to go to rural regions to see fall colors. There are some great places to experience autumn in the areas surrounding St. Petersburg. Catherine's Palace (pictured), just outside of the city, is worth a day trip thanks to its tree-covered grounds. But leaf-seekers don't have to leave the city limits to see some of the brightest colors in Russia.
You can see the golden hues in places like Mikhailovsky Gardens and the grounds of the Peterhof Palace. A number of the city's leafy parks are also memorable, especially on warm autumn afternoons. Lucky tourists may even get to experience "Granny Summer," warm October days that are known as Indian summer in the U.S.