The fashion, the cocktails, the food, the cafes … the Danes really know how to live life to the fullest, and in the vivacious city of Copenhagen, you’ll get the best there is to offer.
There are many things the Danish are known for – impeccably beautiful women, stunning, dashingly tall men, sweet pastries, city streets steeped in culture, and modern, minimal design. If you have the chance to scope out Copenhagen for a weekend (lucky you!), here’s how to get the most of it.
Sure you can hop on any flight directly to Copenhagen, but what we recommend is something we think you'll love even more. Book your flight on Iceland Air (icelandair.ca), do a mini stopover on the island and check out the famous Blue Lagoon, before jetting on to Denmark. It's a great way to break up your trip and ease jetlag -- and who doesn't want a trip to the Blue Lagoon?
This hotel gets its name from the street that it’s on – Løngangstræde 27– and draws in a hip, young crowd. It’s also home to many Copenhagen fashion week goers, from media to models, to visitors, so the feeling in the hotel is of hustle and bustle, and definitely arty. It also has an amazing wine bar and cocktail lounge, and is just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and bars.
Hotel Skt. Petri
In the heart of downtown and the Latin Quarter you’ll find this super chic and stylish hotel. The cocktail lounge in the hotel is one of the city’s most exclusive and the minimally designed rooms have furnished Hotel Skt. Petri with a reputation as the leading design hotel in Copenhagen. Top-notch service, exclusivity and fashionable rooms … what could be better? hotelsktpetri.com
Whoever said beauty sleep is the key to looking beautiful clearly hasn’t met the Danish. Not only are they stunning and youthful looking, but they get the party started late (usually after 1 or 2 a.m.) and go into the wee hours of the morning. Here are the best places to eat and then drink a famous Copenhagen cocktail.
Kødbyens Fiskebar is located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, Vesterbro – literally. It’s housed in one of the old meat packing facilities and the interior still has the metal piping and a sterile meat packing feel to it that adds to the cool factor. It’s where the in-crowd comes to dine on fresh scallops and just-shucked oysters and nibble on petite fish chunks and truffle sprinkle chips. If you feel like getting close to what you are eating, ask to be seated around the jellyfish aquarium, or dine al fresco on long summer evenings.
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