Travel Guide: Copenhagen

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 Designmuseum
  • 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 Mæxican 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 abouteverywhere 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!

Jill Brady



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