From architecture and design to cutting-edge culinary feats, Copenhagen is bursting at the seams with Scandinavian chic and cosmopolitan allure. It’s a pricey city, but you get what you pay for: cobbled streets lined with Michelin-starred restaurants, a comfortably lux waterfront, striking inventive design, and of course, all of the charming facets you would expect from a centuries-old city. But you don’t have to hob nob with the tastemakers to enjoy what the city has to offer. For an authentic experience of Denmark’s capital Instead, rent a bike (Copenhagen hosts one of the very best bike lane networks in the world), and roll around the city’s network of islands to these fantastic spots.

Tivoli Gardens


A storybook festival ground brought to life with a flourish of Danish charm, Tivoli Gardens is an entertainment complex like no other. Tradition reigns with open-air stage shows, proudly pillared pavilions, and a weekly fireworks display, topped off with a century-old roller coaster (impeccably renovated to ensure your safety, of course). The space really shines in the summer evenings, when the buildings are laced with twinkling lights and free concerts take place on the Plænen stage. The indoor venues include a grandiose concert hall, where you can catch a chart-topping band or a renowned ballet performance.