Out and About
Eating and sleeping is great, but Stockholm honestly has a lot to offer just about any type of traveler. One of my favorite things to do in a new city is to visit their strange (and often a bit bizarre) museums, which is why my first stop was the new-ish ABBA Museum [Djurgårdsvägen 68 | +46 8 121 328 60], which is now one of the top attractions in town.
Whether or not you are a fan of the music, I find it hard to believe anyone would not enjoy singing along to “Dancing Queen” in a private recording booth, or dancing with holograms of the musicians themselves on stage. It is fun, kitschy and a must-do activity in Stockholm. The ABBA Museum is also close to several other museums, including the always-popular Vasa Museum [Galärvarvsvägen 14 | +46 8 519 548 00]. Here you will find the only (almost fully intact) 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, and it is a surprisingly fun experience. Stockholm has a lot to offer first-time visitors. But if you only have a few days, make sure to get out there and experience as much of it as you can, and of course, vow to return and see even more of this colorful and fun city as soon as possible.
Photo: Matt Long