Nizhny Novgorod Airport is located in one of the largest cities in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod or Nizhny as the locals informally refer to it. This airport hosts a wide variety of local and international flights.
It is a historical city and there are so much fun activities to do here. Naturally, tourists feel stranded every time they land in a foreign land and tourists at Nizhny Novgorod Airport are not an exception. The good news is that there are various rent-a-car agencies operating around the airport and you can book one to rush to your hotel, at whatever time you land at the airport.
Things to Do
- Sample the Local Cuisine - One of the most outstanding things that you must do especially if you are on a budget is sample the local cuisine here. Various restaurants serve such within town and in the markets. Try some grilled cheese and be ready to sweat it out in the gym once you go back home because the calories in the local cuisines here is high but that is the norm with holidays, having fun, right? Do not forget to sample a couple of the local veggies and soups with a steak a-la-russe while at it. If you are using a car hire service, you might want to leave it at the parking lot of your hotel if you wish to have fun on the downtown parts of this city, and get a good taxi instead.
- Sip a few Local Beers - If you love having one for the road, then you have every reason to try out the local beers. In their usual setup, the pubs here have a vending machine where you just turn on the tap and fill in your glass with beer such as the Hrenonvinka larger. Those who have had a sip say that the beer is very tasty and unique. It is also pocket friendly especially if you hunt for it downtown. Some local joints serve both the local cuisine and beer at a merged price. Do not forget to catch a few of the famous Nurnbenger sausages, garlic bread and wash it down with a cold beer. However, there are laws against driving under the influence and if you are using a hired car, you might want to leave it parked at your hotel and use a cab.
- Attend a Live Band - If you enjoy live band music, do not leave Nizhny Novgorod without showing up at one of the many live band bars in town. There are many of them and so you have to ask for the performance time. Most of the bars, pubs and restaurants host these bands towards the weekend. If you wish to have fun all night long, a car hire service will come in handy because public means close business earlier.
- Collect Souvenirs - There is no better way to pile the memories than collecting a few collectibles and souvenirs. If you have a rental car, you can buy as many as you want. Besides, you need something to prove to your friends that you were indeed in Nizhny Novgorod. If you want affordable souvenirs, you might have to get them form the markets as opposed to the malls. The malls especially those located in high-end streets are a tad pricey.