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Stockholm on $250 a Day

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Stockholm has a reputation for being one of Europe’s most expensive cities. T+L hits the streets of the fashionable capital and proves otherwise. Summer weekends are ideal: the days are long, the weather is perfect, and hotel prices are at their annual low.

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Destinations: Stockholm

Inspired by: Stockholm on $250 a Day — by Jaime Gross, Published Mar. 2008

Hotels (2)

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    Hotel Anno

    Housed in a former tobacco and clothing factory in the hip island neighborhood of Södermalm, this small and peaceful hotel offers a complimentary b

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    Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

    Historic hotel popular with celebrities (Greta Garbo, Justin Timberlake), opposite the Royal Palace and overlooking the harbor.

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Restaurants (2)

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    Kaffekoppen

    Drink a hot chocolate in this candlelit cellar with tea-stained walls and low vaulted ceilings.

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    Babylon, Stockholm

    Wrap yourself in one of the restaurant's green fleece blankets as you dine among fashion plates and artist types. Try the potatoes and röding, a lo

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Activities (7)

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    DesignTorget

    This shop carries an eclectic range of accessories by Swedish designers, including hand-printed dish towels and colorful kids' toys.

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    Iris Hantverk

    A store that specializes in handmade items by visually impaired artisans.

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    Society for Swedish Handicrafts

    The spare storefront and neon sign on Sveavagen don't hint at the gifts and pieces of art to be found in the Society for Swedish Handicrafts (Svens

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    Storkyrkan

    If you're lucky, you can catch a classical music concert at Stockholm's central cathedral. Take a seat on a wooden pew and enjoy the dusky evening

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    Götgatan

    In existence since the 12th century, Gotgatan (Goth Street) is one of the longest streets in Soldermalm. The street begins at Slussen and the Stock

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    Vasamuseet

    The Vasamuseet, located on Djurgarden, is the most popular museum in Sweden. It houses the Vasa, the oldest known completed ship, built in 1628 dur

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    Moderna Museet

    The Moderna Museet, on the island of Skeppsholmen, is home to an extensive collection of modern and contemporary paintings, sketches, photography,

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