I'm going to Stockholm for a long weekend 23 June.
There's meant to be midsummer celebrations at that time I think.
Have any mnetters been to Stockholm?
I would really appreciate any recommendations for things to do while we're there (just me and my partner, first time away without our son)
gosh, it was a couple of years ago - hard to miss if i remember as it goes along the canals (which you can get a boat ride on too) right in the middle of town - we went with another couple who also had a tandem bike, and had races trying to push each other into the canals - hysterical at the time (but probably quite amusing for onlookers) - the "old city" was lovely to walk through too and look in the little shops
I went during Midsommar someyears ago, try to see as much as possible before the day as most places close during the holiday. Midsommar day is a day to be out in a park looking at all these happy people wearing those nice flower crowns. Don't worry about getting drunk, you will get sober when you see the bill
I particularly liked the modern art museum and the Vasa Museum. There's also an open air museum of houses that is great (And lots and lots of lovely interior design shops). So is the hall where the Nobel prizes are given.
I've been living in the centre of Stockholm since October but unfortunately I'm going back to the UK in 3 weeks - I love it here. There's so much to do. For a weekend I'd probably recommend a trip out to the archipelago - Fjardaholmarna is nice and close by with a good restaurant, djurgarden(probably the park mentioned - you can hire bikes just over the bridge and either head east or travel round the island - and go to Skansen(the outdoor museum), Vasa museum and Grunelund if you like funfairs. Eating is not as expensive as we thought - though we do tend to stick to one bottle of wine these days!! If you want some specific restaurant ideas please cat me - dh was travelling here for work for ages before we came here so he knows loads. Wine is about £6.00 a bottle for a bottle of decent Rioja for eg, but spirits are much worse value for money. In a restaurant I guess we pay about £16 for a not bad bottle of wine. Off licenses are stange - shut at 7 and not open Sat from 3 or Sunday. We're used to it now but did find it strange if we suddenly wanted a bottle of wine on a Saturday night.
If you have any particulat Qs ask me on here or CAT me and I'll try to help. Best tourist website - www.stockholmtown.se