Stockholm is known as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. This unique and bustling city is made up of 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, where 750 years of history and culture come together to form the captivating destination that is Stockholm.

The vast history of this destination puts the museums at the top of the list of places to visit.  The Vasa Museum is in the restored and preserved 17th century ship by the same name. The ship was recovered in 1961 after sinking on its maiden voyage 333 years earlier. In the museum, there are 10 exhibitions on life aboard and a film about the ship presented in 13 different languages. Just down the road from the Vasa is the Skansen Open-Air Museum, the oldest open-air museum in the world. Known as the perfect family outing, the Skansen museum’s exhibitions are out in Stockholm’s gorgeous natural surroundings. On the same grounds is the Stockholm Zoo that is home to a vast array of animals. There’s also a spectacular view of the city.

One of the most famous buildings in Stockholm, City Hall, offers an excellent view of the city from the top of the tower, but what’s on the inside is equally impressive. The grand halls are filled to the brim with unique and beautiful pieces of art. Visitors to City Hall will have a chance to walk the same steps that Nobel Prize winners and nominees walk each year as they head into the prize ceremony.

For an overall feel of the city, Stockholm by boat is the way to go. The city offers a variety of tours based on different interests such as food, architecture and history. Visitors will float along, weaving in and out of the islands and bridges and get a great overall view of Stockholm. It’s a crowd-pleaser.

With the port of Stockholm only a few kilometers away from the center of the city and so much to enjoy, a call into this destination is an excellent choice for itinerary planners. A day in this uniquely built city, whether on tour or simply enjoying time in town, will rank high among guest experiences.

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