In Stockholm your weekend can be spent as to the kind of fun you would prefer. There are actually many ways to enjoy it especially in May when the Swedish capital comes back to life the moment the sun is shining. This is the time to go for festivals, restaurants and hostels like the Red Boat, a hostel right in the heart of Stockholm or the Birger Jarl hotel which is a Nordic-designed hotel that brings in fun, or the elegant Grand Hotel which provides fantastic views over Stockholm’s harbor, a coffee break if you should want to rest your weary feet in either the Chokladkoppen or Café Skeppet both to be found in Gamla Stan and after which you can hit the streets of this old town to wander its charming streets, then cross the bridge to Sodermalm and then move on to the lush island of Djurgarden where you can rent a canoe or a pedalo to explore Stockholm by water; and, if you want fun with your children be around on Midsummer’s Day on June 21 to enjoy herring and guzzle beer and schnapps while your children dance around maypoles, or if not join the celebrations at the Skansen open air museum and zoo on Djurgarden island from June 20-22.
It can be that you would feel great for a big night out. You have to be then in Sodermalm to try out the trendy H2O and Eld both in the basement of beer hall Kvarnen at Tjahovsgatan 4, or at the Royal Swedish Opera, when you may love classical music to catch the performances of Puccini’s Tosca, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier or Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, or if your better taste of music is pop and rock you can choose from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Stockholm Globe Arena to Mary J Blige and Kylie Minogue at Globen.
It may also be that you rather want to escape the city and to be aboard one of the white boats anchored just in front of Grand Hotel to experience the amazing maze of the pine covered islands and sailboats of the archipelago of Stockholm. During the period from May 31 to June 1 the Archipelago Fair feature hundreds of old wooden boats, handicrafts, and food stalls from the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. Likewise, it could be that you are to find swimming as more fun to do in the weekend. There are also some great swimming pools in Stockholm where a number of them have adventure sections for families. In the northern part there is the Community PooL in Bro which is fairly quite, has two slides, a big shallow children’s pool furnished with palm trees and water spouts, and another which is more modern that pool in Bro is located in Upplands Vasby, private and more expensive.