Nizhny Novgorod is a lovely place for a family vacation for those who enjoy outdoor strolls. You will find the Chkalov Monument, from which you can get to the Nizhne-Volzhskaya Embankment by taking the challenging Chkalov Staircase. Those who manage it are rewarded with a wonderful panorama.
Every city’s embankment has its own features. Nizhne-Volzhskaya’s has a dock from which you can set off on a cruise ship down the river. And from the Verkhnevolzhskaya Embankment, you can view the wide-open space beyond the Volga. Besides, nearly every building here is an architectural monument in its own right.
Like any other self-respecting city, Nizhniy Novgorod couldn’t have done without its own pedestrian promenade. Nizhny’s is Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street with its wonderfully restored historical buildings. You can walk down the street, slipping into museums and cafes and taking selfies with unique monuments dedicated, for example, to a shoeshine, a constable, a postman, a lady in front of a mirror and even a goat.