Family Holidays in Stockholm
It was no coincidence that we went to Stockholm on vacation. Our very good friends went to this Swiss city 3 times already and always come back with new vivid impressions, happy and without money. All the same, Stockholm is designed for tourists with a class above the average, but we listened to all the advice of our guests and decided at least for a short while, to go and see with our own eyes all the charm of this city. Popular sea resorts are already pretty fed up, and in the summer it is very difficult to endure the beach heat and crowds on the beaches.
Arriving in Stockholm, we were convinced that the capital of Sweden is not in vain considered one of the most popular and beautiful cities in the world. Even his son appreciated the architectural greatness of the city and the fatigue after the flight quickly left him.
Immediately upon arrival at the hotel, we purchased Stockholm cards, which are most convenient for tourists, because they are designed for a certain number of hours, during which you can ride any form of public transport, even water. The cost is certainly high, but we justified it, actively moving to different parts of the city, visiting the planned sights. It’s good that for children there is a 50% discount on the card, but as a result, urban transportation cost us about 5000 rubles.
Well, what a summer vacation without the sea !? We decided to walk from the hotel to the nearest city beach, see and at the same time find out from vacationers where you can swim at all. As it turned out, the beach in the city is directly arranged for vacationers, the sea is clean, a little cool, but everyone swam with pleasure. It’s true that it’s not very convenient for children to swim, since there is a very small distance of shallow water, and then there is a decent depth. And on the advice of the neighbors on the beach, who also came from Russia, the next day, since it turned out to be even warmer, we went on a boat to the island of Fjäderholmarna, where there is a great swimming area, suitable for adults and children.
The huge minus is probably the majority of European countries, very expensive food in public catering, even ordinary eateries. On average, we went about 1500-2000 for three for the standard lunch menu. Good that breakfast was included in the hotel, comfortable. But for lunch they always tried to get to lunch, if you have time for that, you can eat well for little money. Therefore, sometimes we even did just snacks, buying food in stores.
Since we are lovers of museums and everything connected with history, we went through a number of museums with great pleasure: the Museum of the Mediterranean, maritime history, architecture. By the way, admission there is free (free).
Tickets for visiting the Royal Palace and its many museums were not so expensive. For three it cost about 1000 rubles. The spectacle is incredibly beautiful, the scale of the palace is so huge that all the children making the tour, including ours, were tired and had to stop to rest. The boys liked the change of the guard most of all.
We didn’t go by the side of the park – the Skansen Museum, which collected the ancient architecture of ordinary peasants. And since the walk was undoubtedly with the child, we went to see the local zoo.
Stockholm made a proper impression on us and we were satisfied with the trip, although we incurred considerable expenses. But the picturesque streets, attractions, the unusual sea, local cuisine did not leave indifference to the country as a whole.