Weekend In Stockholm
Stockholm is an amazingly beautiful city, which is easy to get around. Just put on your trainers and take out your map and you can easily make your way between the different attractions while also getting the full city experience. Why spend time in the underground or on a hot bus when you can discover things along the way?
The central train station, nightlife hotspot Kungsgatan and the shopping district around Sergelstorg, Hotorget and Drottninggatan, are all located in Norrmalm. Feel the pulse of the city in this most central area, dotted with restaurants, high-street shops, cinemas and nightclubs. If you get tired of the crowds, head to Centralbadet for a relaxing spa session. Or why not take rest in the library in the large culture-venue Kulturhuset? It is not difficult to find somewhere to eat in Norrmalm and there are options for all different size wallets. A good budget alternative is the food court in Hotorgshallen, or Hisar fast food, which serves delicious Turkish fast-food. (visste inte om Hisar var inne i Hotorgshallen eller ett annat stalle.)
Vasastan, just north of Norrmalm is a calmer area. Here you will find the relaxing, family-friendly Vasaparken park, which has a big playground for the youngest and a number of outdoor eateries for grown-up enjoyment. In the winter it also has an ice-skating park. In Vasastan the shops are smaller and more individual than in Norrmalm – why not try bargain-hunting in one of many antique stores along Upplandsgatan? In the evening, pay a visit to Cliff Barnes – the restaurant named after the eternal looser in 'Dallas' – or order a cocktail in Tranan bar at Odenplan.
Kungsholmen, home to the gold-tipped Nobel Price party venue – the City Hall – holds plenty of opportunities for long, beautiful waterfront promenades. Walk along Karlbergsstrand on the north side of the island or Kungsholmsstrand on the south. Pop into a boatboat restaurant along the way or put your feet up in Kronobergsparken park, which also has a big playground for children. Resturang Kungsholmen serves delicious food. This part of the city also has its own indoor shopping center, Vastermalmsgallerian.
Ostermalm / Djurgarden
The most central part of Ostermalm is Stureplan which is famous for its top-notch nightlife and exclusive shopping. If you are a late-night party-goer, this is where you will be around three o'clock in the morning. The area also has a food hall, Ostermalmshallen, which is stuffed with delicacies from around the world. It is located by Ostermalmstorg square. If you are walking, avoid the residential area to the east of Ostermalmstorg and head for the waterfront promenade taking you towards Djurgarden. This separate island is home to many key sights, including the Vasa Museum, Skansen zoo and fun fair park Grona Lund.
In Sodermalm everything is a bit more relaxed. When you are fed up with high-street chains, head to the stores along Gotgatan, from Slussen up to Medborgarplatsen, and the young 'SoFo' area surrounding Skanegatan. At the other end of Sodermalm is the green island of Langholmen – an oasis in the middle of the city. Here you can swim in the summer or visit the old city prison, which now homes a hostel and a restaurant. While you are in this part of town, do not miss having a coffee break in the quaint café Lasse i Parken on Langholmsgatan. If you are by Hornstull and are leaving Sodermalm, why not take a walk over the bridge Vasterbron? The view is magnificent and in the other end you will find Kungsholmen and the big Ralambshovsparken park.
Accommodation in Stockholm
On the website Hotell Stockholm you will find information about good hotels in Stockholm. This is a good starting point for your weekend in Stockholm.