An Introduction to Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is one of those cities that has always called to me. My travels usually take me into the wilderness, so it’s rather strange that I’ve been so attracted to this urban landscape! Last week I finally had the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Sweden while speaking at a marketing conference in Stockholm. Granted I was only in Stockholm for three days, I want to share the things I got a chance to see during my quick visit! Here are the first “introductory” things to check out in Stockholm that I loved!

Old Town

Old town is the ancient section of Stockholm with cobblestone streets and medieval architecture. The alleyways and plazas with fountains are so beautiful that I walked around here for almost an entire day. There’s a main walking street with tourist shops and viking memorabilia, but if you wander down the lesser-travelled alleys you can find beautiful little restaurants.

Explore Sodermalm

Sodermalm is the “hipster” section of Stockholm. At least 4 different native Stockholmers actually used the word “hipster” when telling me to go here. It has a Brooklyn, NY vibe! This was definitely my absolute favorite place to see. It has a young, creative energy and the two restaurants I went to here were unbelievable.

Where to eat: Nytorget6 is one of the most popular restaurant-bars and the food was amazing! It’s an awesome place for socializing, meeting with groups, and having an upscale casual dinner.

Experience Stureplan

Stureplan is a public square in the center of the city, and it’s known as the “posh” neighborhood in Stockholm. Some of the country’s most famous and expensive restaurants are in this area, as well as a bustling nightlife scene.

Where to eat: I went to a restaurant called Nosh & Chow after my conference and was in absolute awe. The whole place is decorated like an old-fashioned English gentleman’s club with stylish and modern accents. The food was wonderful and the wine selection was dreamy. It’s one of those places that has an ambience that will stick with you forever.

Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum that displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged. It is simply mind-blowing to picture a time when this was actually sailing!!

And that’s all I had a chance to see! I really hope to go back and spend more time during the summer. Please share your thoughts, travel plans, and recommendations in the comments section below!

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