At $300 Roundtrip, You Can’t Afford NOT to Go to Barcelona or Stockholm
We hear they're lovely literally every time of year
We don’t remember the last time we saw transatlantic air travel for $303 — including taxes. This morning brought news of East Coast round-trip fares to select European cities — including Barcelona and Stockholm — for precisely that. At that price, you must go. But which city?
Attractions: If you like architecture and haven’t seen Barcelona’s wealth of Gaudís, there’s no question. Stockholm’s best attraction is the archipelago that surrounds it — offering innumerable opportunities to swim, sail, and paddle … at least when the weather’s nice.
Dining: As strong as the dining scene is, Stockholm’s no Copenhagen — and Barcelona’s Lasarte just earned its third Michelin star.
Edge: Barcelona — though disregard if you really, really prefer reindeer meatballs
Weather: Stockholm in June and July is magnificent. Otherwise….
Costs: Scandinavia is expensive.
Ease of travel: Scandinavia is also very, very efficient.
In our accounting, Barcelona wins. To tell you the truth, we’d still book our ticket to Sweden. People are weird. Also, lingonberries.
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