We’re staring up a new segment in Travel called “Destination of the Week” to help give you some great travel options when it comes to cities around the world that are LGBT-friendly and are not only welcoming, but have plenty of great sights to see and things to do.
Are you planning to travel soon? Where will your next destination be?
This week’s LGBT destination of the week is Stockholm, Sweden. This Scandinavian city has emerged as a top gay and lesbian destination over the years and is only getting better.
Stockholm Pride (July-August) has grown into the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia, and the city is known for being very open with gay-friendly establishments found throughout the city.
So why head for Stockholm on your next getaway? Aside from its welcoming LGBT persona, there’s also plenty of great tourist sites, gay nightlife, and popular restaurants.
Not convinced yet? Here’s a look at some of the top reasons to check off Stockholm on your LGBT destinations list…
Stockholm is full of historic buildings, including grand palaces, ancient churches, and even a medieval old town. Not only that, but the city sits on 14 small islands joined by bridges crossing various bays and narrow channels, so there’s going to be some amazingly picturesque scenery all around you.
Intriguing History and Culture
Stockholm is home so some of the best museums in Scandinavia, including the Vasa, where you can check out a restored (not to mention huge) 17th century Viking ship. You can also explore the Royal Palace, which has 600 rooms and offers year round tours as well as a museum. And let’s not forget about ABBA.
Fans of the Swedish band can visit the ABBA Museum located in the Music Hall of Fame. And if you’re a Greta Garbo fan, you can pay homage to the Swedish lesbian icon at Skogskyrko garden, a UNESCO World Heritage cemetery and her final resting place.
Vibrant Lesbian Nightlife Scene
Of course the lesbian girls are welcome to join any party going on in the city, but if you’re looking for a true “girl’s night out,” there are also plenty of places to choose from.
Check out the weekly lesbian parties like Jungle Jane at the popular King Kong gay bar where you can mingle with the ladies and dance every Friday night. Moxy is also a popular lesbian hangout with special parties held throughout the year.
They are also known for their awesome DJs, so make sure to put on your dancing shoes and mix it up with the great crowd there. There’s also the “Tjejfesten” which means girl party in Swedish. This affair is held once a month on Fridays with parties that can draw hundreds of girls. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a “girl party,” right?
Great Food and Hotels
Stockholm is known for being a culinary destination with its wide variety of fresh traditional as well as modern cuisine. And if you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll definitely love dining out in the city. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes that attract a nice gay following as well, so your options are going to be plentiful.
As far as accommodations in Stockholm, you’ll find a wide array of options from 5-star splurges to quaint bed and breakfasts. There’s definitely something for everyone’s budget when it comes to food and hotels in Stockholm.
Stockholm offers lesbian travelers plenty of abundant culture and idyllic surroundings with plenty to do and see. Not only that, but its LGBT vibe is truly open and refreshing. Have you been to Stockholm and have travel tips or destinations in the city to share?
Let us know and comment so our future Stockholm travelers can make the most of their trip!