After Budapest, I headed to London for a few days to see The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (*cries*), and after spending a few days walking around my old favorite spots, I flew over to Copenhagen! Copenhagen was by far the one place I wish I had spent longer. I was there for 2 nights, but I could have easily been there for a week, I loved it so much!! I wouldn’t say Copenhagen has the most fascinating touristy attractions (tbh I skipped most of them), but the food, bars, music scene, and overall culture was just my type. Plus, if I had more time, I definitely would have checked out some of their art museums, because I’ve heard they’re amazing!
When I got to Copenhagen, my airbnb host gave me a tour of the town and showed me where all of the best restaurants and bars were! Funny enough, he was an Irishman living in the city (when I asked why he moved to Copenhagen, he claimed he was a “sexual refugee” which still makes me giggle). The next day, I followed his guide and ended up eating the best schnitzel at one of my favorite restaurants during my whole trip + I was in beer heaven. Copenhagen is so hip that it’s hard to choose exactly what to do – I was overwhelmed by all the hipstery things I wanted to experience, but luckily I think I got the chance to visit a lot of the best spots. At one point, I ended up stuck in the rain, and I had Sufjan Stevens stuck in my head, and overall it was a perfect moment. Next time I’m there, I definitely want to rent a bike and ride all over that damn town and I’m going to make it to the Little Mermaid statue!
On another note, all of this talk of Copenhagen is making me miss Copenhagen, who wants to go with me?!?!?!?!?!
My most favorite places in Copenhagen:
- Stroget – the longest pedestrian street in Europe – it’s super touristy and filled with shops, but some of the architecture is cute, and there’s plenty of great places to check out on its side streets!
- Nyhavn – this is Copenhagen’s harbor and one of my favorite places to walk around and take pictures. Around here, a lot of the restaurants and bars will be filled with tourists, but it’s one of the best parts of the city to walk through!
- Paper Island – after walking through Nyhavn, go cross the bridge and walk over to Paper Island where there’s a huge food market filled with food stalls. I got a beer and hung out with all of the hippest millennials Copenhagen had to offer. (Plus there’s an amazing view from the outside!)
- Original Coffee – there is no lack of specialty coffee in Copenhagen, but I especially enjoyed the espresso and aesthetic here.
- Torvenhallerne – a large food market filled with groceries and stalls to stop and have a pastry, sandwich, or coffee!
- La Pentanque – a cute French restaurant and crepe place where I had the most delicious dessert crepes! The owner is friends with my airbnb host, and he was super welcoming and helpful at helping me translate the menu!
- Tight – by far one of my favorite restaurants on my entire trip. I had the pork schnitzel with potatoes gratin and ratatouille, and it changed my life.
- Black Swan Beer Bar – a fun bar with tons of beer options! My favorite option for a pint.
xo Sara Lynn
*Song of the day: Eugene by Sufjan Stevens