Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful cities in entire Scandinavia, and you could spend an entire week here, trying one thing or the other. Your first trip to the capital of Denmark can be overwhelming because the list of things to do here is just endless. Instead of staying cramped in a hotel, consider booking one of the Copenhagen vacation rentals before you arrive, and we promise that the list below will get you sorted.
- Tivoli Gardens. Known for being one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, it’s all about fun rides, theatre, performances, and fireworks. Tivoli Gardens can be expensive, but we promise that you can spend an entire day here.
- This is the oldest amusement park there is, and while it’s not as lively as Tivoli, the beauty and earthy charm cannot be ignored. Bakken offers entry for free, but the rides are paid.
- Papirøen (Paper Island). If you want to try steaks and stuff like that, head to Papirøen (Paper Island), where you can find many food stalls. Also, Nordic cuisine can be fun for new travelers. You will also find Danish pastries, black bread and hotdogs to be popular items.
- Rosenborg Castle. Denmark is known for its castles, but if you don’t have the time to explore everything, consider including Rosenborg Castle on your list. The experience of watching the Danish history live is unbelievable.
- Nyhavn. This is the waterfront harbor area, which has buildings from 16th and 17th centuries painted in bright colors. You will find many restaurants and cafés here, and outdoor seating is a thing at Nyhavn. Close to the area, you can book a guided boat tour of the city and see the famed The Little Mermaid statue.
- Strøget. If you are a fan of shopping, head to Strøget, which has some of the best high-street brands of the world with local shops. Expensive stuff can be worth checking here, and for those in budget, walking on the streets is a good experience.
- Christiansborg Palace. This is another palace that we strongly recommend for architecture and history. Anyone who wants to experience the royalty of Denmark should definitely include this on their list.
Also, do consider getting the Copenhagen Card, which offers access to more than 80 important attractions, including public transport. Make sure to book your stay in advance to get the best deals and offers.