Set on the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg is the second-largest city in the country. With the North Sea on its doorstep, it offers the best of both if you can’t decide between a city break and coastal retreat. Famed for its blue and white trams, the transport links are excellent, so you’ll be able to see much of the city in a weekend. Spend some time at Slottsskogen park and Trädgårdsföreningen, vast horticultural gardens home to rare species, before exploring cool neighbourhoods like the Haga district (a hippie hangout in the 70s) and Linné with its independent shops and quirky cafés. Gothenburg is famous for its craft beer and breweries, one of the best being Poppels Brewery in Jonsered. If wine is your drink of choice, there’s an abundance of chic Nordic-style bars. Visit Fiskbar 17 for black lobster and street food before booking a day trip to Bohuslän Archipelago, a coastal area of more than 8,000 small islands made for long bike rides, fishing trips and freshwater swimming.