Certainly there's no better way to instantly absorb the feel of Stockholm and get to grips with the city's culture.
Plenty of souvenirs and gifts are available in the Old Town, and you will find yourself transported back to medieval times as you meander through a bewildering labyrinth of tiny, winding streets.
Scattered about are pleasant cafés, restaurants, snack-bars, and hotels.
You can hire bicycles to explore the forest trails or, if you're feeling adventurous, take to the waterways in a canoe.
The excellent underground railway system, the Tunnelbana (T-bana), takes you almost anywhere in the city.
A highly efficient and regular bus network fills in any gaps between destinations.
The popular Vasa Museum and Abba the Museum are located here, as is the open-air museum Skansen and Gröna Lund amusement park.