Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg

Haga and Linnéstaden

The side-by-side neighborhoods of Haga and Linnéstaden (called Linné by locals) are among the oldest in Gothenburg and are near Lindholmen. Reach them by taking the Älvsnabben ferry that runs between Rosenlund and Lindholmen, which is only a 4-minute commute. Haga is known for its café culture and boutique shopping, and during the summer most cafés serve their meals outside on the cobblestone streets. Linné is where the locals go for a meal or a drink and has a relaxed atmosphere. While you’re in Haga and Linné, take a tour of the microbreweries, find vintage treasures and experience the nightlife on the nearby street Andra Långgatan.

Rising above Haga, Linné and the rest of Gothenburg is the Skansen Kronan, a 17th-century fort that overlooks the city. Climb the 194 steps to the top of the fort for a bird’s-eye view of Gothenburg. After a visit to Skansen Kronan, make a stop at Linnégatan, a historical street lined with excellent restaurants and bars as well as a fun nightlife suitable for all ages. While you’re in the area, take in the scenery at Slottsskogen Park, an oasis in the center of Gothenburg with nature trails and a mini zoo with elk, deer, owls, penguins, seals, horses and farm animals.