What is the best way to see Stockholm in one day?

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Joseph Reaney

Stockholm has more than enough attractions to fill a week. But if you only have a single day to experience the Swedish capital, there are a few attractions that Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend you move to the top of your list.
Spend your morning wandering the small winding streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) — one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in the world. You can enjoy breakfast in a cozy Stortorget café, shop in the area’s many handicraft and antiques shops and, most of all, take in a selection of tourist sights, from the elegant Stockholm Palace to the medieval Riddarholmen Church.
Depending on the weather, spend your afternoon either enjoying the city from the water on a sightseeing boat or exploring the most intact 17th century ship on earth at the Vasa Museum.
When (or if) the sun goes down, head to the spectacular Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren for the finest gourmet meal in Sweden, then spend your evening discovering the many bars and clubs of the nearby Stureplan district. Finally, end your night with a sobering dip in the bracing Baltic Sea — or perhaps just your hotel pool.

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