Why now: The gorgeous and gay-loving Swedish capital is near the top of must-go lists every year, and in 2013 it will finally see the opening of the long-awaited ABBA Museum. Stockholm was also just voted global Style Capital by Logo TV’s NewNowNext.com, and until the end of March, the Museum of Far East Antiquities is hosting Secret Love, a groundbreaking show featuring more than 20 contemporary queer Chinese artists.
Where to stay: The sleekly-designed urban island oasis Hotel Skeppsholmen
Where to eat: The über-hip and Michelin-starred F12
Where to drink: The stylish summer floating deck bar Malarpaviljongen