Old Town is where Stockholm got its start, and today, it's a big tourist destination. The shops are both Swedish and international, and it is still a good place to see some of the city's traditions.
Stortorget 18, 11129 Stockholm, Sweden
Don't miss the underground art scene, which is considered to be the longest exhibit in the world. The tunnelbana, or subway, has stations throughout the city, all of which are marked by a large T. Almost all the stations have art installations.
Boat Trip/Island Visits
You can swim and fish in the waters right off the city, because they're so clean, and a trip to the archipelago is a must. Motor and sailboat trips depart regularly from the Port of Stockholm.
The popular Vasa Museum displays a real 17th-century warship, 95% of which is original. She was the pride of the Swedish navy and bore the king's family name, Vasa. She sailed for 20 minutes and then sank.
Galärvarvsvägen, 11521 Stockholm, Sweden
The stylish district of Östermalm is one of the city's most modern areas. It's a posh, upper-class neighborhood, great for long walks and bike rides.
Östermalm borough, Stockholm, Sweden
Located on a quiet street in Norrmalm, the Hotel Hellsten is a short distance from the tourist center and around the corner from a metro stop. The hotel's entranceway is modern and edgy, but the atmosphere is more about comfort.
A Taste of Stockholm
Don't miss Sweden's largest annual event. Dozens of restaurants feature international cuisine, such as Thai, Indian and Tex-Mex, as well as local Swedish dishes, including fried herring and meatballs with lingonberry sauce.
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