EAT STAY DO: Copenhagen, Denmark

May 02, 2016

(photo from Conde Nast Traveler)

Scandinavian design is having a moment in everything from interiors to style bloggers. Our founder Jenna and her husband Charlie took a trip to Copenhagen during their journey around the world and scouted some of the highlights of the city.

EAT: When in Copenhagen, Noma is a must. It is widely considered the best restaurant in the world! Umami is great for mixed Japanese and Scandinavian cuisine. Amass is wonderful and we suggest you sign up for their dinner parties to meet other travelers. Mother's is a cute little spot for great pizza. For drinks we suggest Lidkoep, Old Pharmacy, and The Barking Dog.

STAYAXEL Hotel Guldsmeden! Cozy with great organic breakfast and imported Balinese decor.  

DO: To see the palace and grounds, visit Frederiksberg Palace Park. This spot and Tivoli Gardens are great places for a picnic lunch; pick up picnic supplies at Torvehallarne Market. For a mini adventure, take the train to the old port district of Nyhavn and see The Little Mermaid Statue. It's super touristy, but it makes for a nice half-day trip outside the city and the train ride is pretty fun. Freetown Christiania, a hippie enclave in the eastern part of the city, is also worth exlporing. For sight seeing, Frederiks Kirke - Marmorkirken is a tower and dome reaching high above Copenhagen, climb to the top for an incredible view. Lastly, shopping! Stop by Malene Birgerthe unrivaled queen of Danish high fashion.

 

INSIDER TIP: Copenhagen is notoriously expensive and their taxis are especially bad., so pack a comfy pair of shoes and walk everywhere, you'll discover super cool shops and neighborhoods you'd never find if you just hit the tourist spots.