Djurgården is one of the fourteen islands that comprise the city of Stockholm and is the former Royal Game Park (the grounds were teeming with wild deer, elk, and reindeer until the 18th century). Packed with museums and monuments (like the must-see Vasa Museum), this is the perfect place to walk off jet lag, or spend a few hours on bike or foot exploring the trails along the water’s edge. There are spots for ice cream and coffee throughout (including a café housed in miniature castle by the park’s entrance), though do not miss lunch at Rosendals Trädgard, which sits in a greenhouse smack in the middle of the park’s organic garden. (You can pick your own produce, too.) While there are tables and chairs scattered throughout, locals typically take their food picnic-style out on the lawns.

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