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The Getaway: Stockholm

The Getaway: Stockholm

by Rakhee Bhatt

Dubbed as “beauty on water,” Stockholm’s natural surroundings lends itself to being a prime summer destination for those looking to explore the highly walkable city on foot. Situated across 14 islands where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, this capital city of Sweden holds a rich and inspired history that seamlessly blends the old world with the new. Here, the best places to sip, savor, see and stay while wandering the charming city of Stockholm this summer.

SIP

The Getaway: Stockholm
Pharmarium

Mälarpaviljongen

Sunset libations were made for this alfresco waterfront spot. Expanding across three floating water terraces, this lush green café can be entered through the surrounding park or by boat to enjoy drinks with a view. Open a bottle of their own label’s rosé wine, which donates a part of each sale to support LGBT rights around the world.

Pharmarium

Whether starting or ending your evening here, sips at this Old Town bar is a must. Inspired by Sweden’s first pharmacy that opened in 1575, this locale serves up seasonal cocktails with whimsical names like the Imaginarium, a blend of ingredients such as Purity vodka, CioCiaro amaro and toffee essence.

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SAVOR

The Getaway: Stockholm
Meatballs for the People

Meatballs for the People

Is it really a trip to Stockholm without a plate of Swedish meatballs? We think not, and this restaurant doles out the beloved rounded pieces in a variety of styles suited for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Come here for lunch to enjoy a classic dish of Swedish meatballs accompanied with cream sauce, potato purée and lingonberries or opt for the Sharing is Caring meal with your companions to savor selections from the chef.

Café Pascal

Partake in the Swedish coffee culture tradition of Fika—a coffee with a snack—at this fashionable café. With most of their beans hailing from local roasters, expect pours to be strong and full of flavor. Pair with traditional bites like their Solbullar (vanilla buns) or Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) for a tasty midday break.

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SEE

The Getaway: Stockholm
Drottningholm Palace

Nobel Prize Museum

Bestowed by Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel in his will, the Nobel Peace Prize was started in 1901 to reward those who have revolutionized humankind through their creations. This museum celebrates those ingenious ideas through guided tours, videos and donated artifacts as a way to better move towards a brighter future.

Drottningholm Palace

Inspired by the French architecture of Chateau de Versailles, this UNSECO World Heritage castle has served as the primary residence for the current Swedish royal family since 1981, with the southern wing reserved for their use. However, the remainder of the 400-year-old palace and grounds is open to visitors to take in such sights as the fanciful Chinese Pavilion, outfitted with the original silk and paper wall coverings and adorned with ornamental objects.

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STAY

The Getaway: Stockholm
Berns Hotel

Pop House Hotel

Fans of Swedish pop group ABBA will especially delight in staying at this centrally-located Djurgårdan hotel, as the address is shared with the band’s museum and is partly owned by one of their members, Björn Ulvaeus. Book one of their spacious suites with panorama windows and a relaxing living room space. For those looking to truly profess their undying love for all things “Dancing Queen,” go all in and book the Mamma Mia! package that comes with a standard room stay, entrance to the museum and tickets to see the Swedish-language dinner theater show in the evening.

Berns Hotel

Scandinavian and Italian design merge seamlessly at this luxurious hotel, where multiple bars and restaurants make it easy to go out without stepping foot outside. Guests can access the exclusive rooftop Bar 606 affording music and views combined with electrifying cocktails. Choose from one of the 82 uniquely decorated rooms, such as the deluxe suite that used to serve as Marlene Dietrich’s dressing room or the superior suite the comes complete with a French balcony.

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