Alingsås  is a city in the region Västergötland in Sweden. It is known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Ahlströmer - "the man who brought the potato to Sweden".
There is commuter trains going from Gothenburg to Alingsås. 
You can go to Alingsås from Stockholm in 2h 40 min with the high speed train X2000. .
Swebus Express makes a stop in Alingsås (Götaplan) with the bus line Gothenburg-Mariestad-Örebro-Stockholm up to four times a day.
The european route E20 passes through Alingsås on its way to Stockholm from Gothenburg.
- Nolhaga slott and park . A nice park in the middle of Alingsås that features a zoo with (mainly) farm animals.
- STF Alingsås Vandrarhem Plantaget, Nyebrogatan, +46 322-63 69 87.
- First Hotel Grand Alingsås , Bankgatan 1, +46 322-67 01 00
- Anten - Gräfsnäs Vintage Railroad  is a well preserved vintage railroad line running along the lake Anten not far from Alingsås. It has a lenght of 12 km and runs during the summer months. Check web site for time table.
- Gräfsnäs slottsruin. A castle ruin and park situated by the lake Anten. There's also a beach if you're in the mood for swimming.
- Brobacka is a nice natural reserve just north of the lake Mjörn where you can see jättegrytor - traces of the last ice age.