Copenhagen is one of the hottest spots in Europe at the moment, and between the colorful buildings dotting the edges of the canals and the incredibly chic style of every restaurant and resident, it's not hard to see why the jet-setters are setting foot in Scandinavia's most populous city. Snag a spot at Noma months in advance to get a taste of what it's like to be named best restaurant in the world four times (and counting). Spend some time in the free town of Christiania, a collectively-owned community founded by hippies in the '70s. Take a stroll down the longest pedestrian shopping street in the world, Strøget. The city is bursting with beauty just waiting for you to find it, just make sure your walking shoes are ready to pound a few miles of pavement on the way.
Just a short 1.5 hour train ride north of the city, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an excellent day trip from Copenhagen city center. Even if you don't consider yourself an art aficionado, we think you'll come pretty close after experiencing Yayoi Kusama's Gleaming Lights of the Soul installation that has been wowing museum visitors since 2008.
WHERE WE'RE EATING
If you haven't heard, Scandinavians LOVE their hot dogs. John's Hotdog Deli in Kødbyen is serving up the best pølse in the city. These aren't your typical frankfurters that you might find at a sporting event in the states; be prepared for fluffy, expertly-baked bread; juicy high-quality sausages; and toppings like Mikkeler beer mustard and crispy fried onions.
WHERE WE'RE STAYING
Hotel Alexandra is a small, 61-room hotel in the perfect city-center location for accessing all the major attractions. The beautiful boutique hotel is filled to the brim with mid-century Danish furniture and decor, so visitors can relive the golden era of Danish design, while steps away from the best of the city.
WHAT WE'RE TAKING
The Danes are known for their sleek, minimalist sense of style, so be sure you're blending in with a beautiful day bag fit for the fashionable city. Function and style combine in the Tumi Voyageur Calais Backpack (monogrammed options available) so you won't stick out like a poorly-dressed sore thumb.
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Just north of Copenhagen you'll find the oldest operating amusement park in the world, Bakken. What year did the park open?
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