Östermalm is indisputably Stockholm’s party district, where the beautiful, rich and famous come to play. It’s also home to some of the city’s best places to eat, drink and shop. But it isn’t strictly about hedonism: this is also where you’ll ﬁnd two excellent history museums.
Just to the east is Ladugårdsgärdet, a wide-open, park-like area that once served as a military training ground. These days the smooth fields are popular for strolls, football matches and hot-air-balloon rides. The area boasts three fine museums and one of Stockholm’s loftiest views.