Copenhagen is a beautiful city—It’s both modern & historical, and urban & natural. And nothing’s better than the summertime. But what is there to do? This is every spot you should hit on a sunny week.
- Swim in the canal (in your #alameaswimwear)–> at Kalvebod Bølge or Ofelia Plads
- Eat on the water –> at Kayak Bar or La Banchina
- Go to the beach –> at Amager Strandpark
- Eat lots of pastries –> at Lagkagehuset or Sankt Peders Bageri on Wednesdays for CINNAMON ROLL deals
- Rent a bike! it’s the best way to get around
- Rent a Go Boat! (don’t forget to bring wine and cheese)
- Go to a food market –> at Reffen (they have yummy 2L drink buckets!) or Torvahallerne
- Grab Frankies Pizza and eat by the water!
- Go to brunch and be sure to get a ton of little plates –> at Sidecar, Møller Kaffe & Køkken or Mad & Kaffe
- Get a bird’s eye view –> from the top of the Church of our Saviour
- Check out Danish design –> at the Danish Architecture Center and the Design museum
- Sit, eat, and drink in any of Copenhagen’s parks, like Ørstedparken, King’s Garden, Frederiksberg Park, or the Botanical Gardens! P.S. open container laws are a game changer 🙂
- Check out Nørrebro –> try some porridge at GRØD or farm-to-table food at Manfredsalso look in the shops on that street!
- Rent a hot tub boat –> at CopenHot – especially for when it’s a little chillier out
- Go to not-your-typical amusement park – Tivoli! Walk around, go on rides, eat in the food hall. There are also Friday night concerts.
- Get the photo op at Nyhavn Canal!
- Try a Danish classic, soft ice! But with a caffeinated twist at Coffee Collective
- If you’re missing tacos (like I constantly am), go to Mæxico or La Neta.
- And if you want to learn a little more about the city’s history –> go on a tour with Copenhagen Free Walking Tours.
Also some good things to know:
- Denmark is part of the EU but doesn’t use the Euro! Just about everywhere takes card though. Also, no need to tip at restaurants.
- 99% of Danes over the age of 12 speak English at the professional level,so no to stress about a language barrier.
- Watch out for bikers! And learn the hand signals if you rent a bike.
- There are no Ubers here. Public transport and biking are your best friends!
Bye from København!