A perfect weekend in Stockholm

The Swedish capital Stockholm is the jewel of the Nordic countries and a wildly popular tourist destination.  Known for its delicious cuisine, fascinating museums and some of the best hotels in all of Europe, it’s so easy to see why this city is considered one of the best tourist destinations of 2018. Vacations are all about trying new things, meeting new people and creating memories, and that all starts with a great hotel! Stockholm features incredible hotels that make comfort their first priority. The Scandic collection of hotels makes every effort to ensure the happiness and satisfaction of their guests and the Hotel Skeppsholmen is known for their amazing food, funky modern rooms and amazing outdoor gardens. Stockholm has an impressive array of attractions to visit, but the best placed to start is the amazing collection of museums found throughout the entire city. If you’re looking to get your music-fix, your first stop should definitely be the Abba Museum, which is located only a few feet away from the famed Pop House Hotel (a fantastic affordable hotel featuring first-class amenities.)

The International musical sensation formed in Stockholm in the 1970’s and quickly rose to become one of the most popular bands of the decade. The museum draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to check out one-of-a-kind memorabilia, interactive exhibits and more. If you’re interested in a more historical educational experience, you definitely should check out the Vasa Museum; an incredible tourist spot dedicated to the only 17th century ship left in existence. It’s an immersive, fascinating exhibit, a great chance to learn about Swedish history and a perfect day-trip for the entire family. When we go on vacation, most of us want to stretch our dollars as far as they’ll go in order to stay on budget. A fantastic, wallet-friendly trip to take is to The Royal Palace.

Although this incredible water-front building no longer houses Swedish royalty, it serves as the home of no less than 5 museums open to the public. Visitors can see a wide array of paintings, royal artifacts and jewelry, historical exhibits and an impressive armory. There’s only one entrance fee, so it’s an incredible deal and a great way to spend an afternoon. When people think of Swedish food, the most instinctive response is typically meatballs, and for good reason! Beef meatballs, gravy and lingonberries is a dish internationally beloved and is definitely a must-try when you’re in Stockholm. Also, as with most Nordic countries, preserved fish is an important component in a lot of Swedish cuisine. Pickled herring, surstromming, lutfisk and crayfish make up a collection of some of the best food you’ll ever try. Your hotel will surely feature these delicacies in their restaurants and room service.