As a sleepy, small provincial city, rather far from its regional centre, Lyskovo is not normally included in many tourist guides. However in terms of provincial cities, Lyskovo is a great example as much of its 19th century town planning has been preserved along with several old churches. It is also located among picturesque landscapes on the bank of the River Volga. The most touristy thing nearby is the famous Zheltovodsky Makariev Convent, which is in the settlement of Makaryevo on the opposite side of the Volga. It is normally visited as part of a Volga cruise.