Cliktrips likes the beach, palm trees, mountain hikes, desertscapes, forest walks, the jungle, tropical islands, swimming pools, lake swims, rocky seaside cliffs, sunsets, soundbaths, hot tubs, the occasional cold plunge, bicycle rides, road trips, spritzes of all kinds, lots of snacks and the colors pink and green. Cliktrips also enjoys late night techno parties, balearic rooftop hangs, weird weekenders, tropical sounds, trippy disco, and dancing ‘til dawn.

 

Meet Me in Copenhagen this Summer

Meet Me in Copenhagen this Summer

Cirkelbroen (Circle Bridge)

Cirkelbroen (Circle Bridge)

One of our regular contributors Celeste Peterson, spent some time in Copenhagen (aka København) earlier this summer, and put together this list of things to do for Cliktrips. See below for lots of recommendations on where to eat, drink, dance, stroll around and enjoy a strong cup of Danish coffee.

If you are visiting Copenhagen for the first time, there are definitely a few things you should know before you arrive. First, you should do a canal tour. If I could start exploring Copenhagen again for the first time, I would have started with the canal tour. For a total of about one hour and around $12, you'll see a lot of sights from a wide open-air boat. You'll get some history, but you'll also gain some perspective and interesting views of some neighborhoods. I still recommend going to the sites that pique your interest, but the canal tour doesn't take a lot of energy, so it's a perfect activity while you're still jetlagging. Catch the one across from Condesa (http://www.condesa.dk/) on Ved Stranden.

Second, the bicycle is king. Everyone yields to bikes, including pedestrians, cars, and public transport... everyone but the unknowing tourist. If you want to fit in, you can rent bikes many, many different places throughout the city. I’d recommend trying to find a 24 hour place, because many places close early in Denmark. There are trains, but the train stations are few and far between in the city center, but if bikes aren't your thing, you can easily walk or take a taxi. You can hail taxis or download the MyTaxi App. (Note, thanks to new taxi laws as of March 2017, Uber no longer exists in Denmark.)

Third, don’t forget that summer in Copenhagen means the sun may not set! It might just skim the horizon and then rise again. If you're not into eye masks, practice now.  

Botanisk Have (Botanic Garden)

Botanisk Have (Botanic Garden)

Where to Eat:

Where to get Coffee:

  • Ray's Kaffebar (no website) - A newly opened coffee bar committed to affordable gourmet caffeinated beverages, includes a spacious area to hang out, and baked goods made on-site. Try the avocado toast with pomegranate - delicious and attractive!
  • Other places of interest:

Where to Drink:

Den Lille Havfrue (Little Mermaid)

Den Lille Havfrue (Little Mermaid)

Where to Party:

In Concert:

The Old Stock Exchange. "The four intertwined dragon tails of the dragon spire are topped by three crowns, symbolizing the Scandinavian empire (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden)."

The Old Stock Exchange. "The four intertwined dragon tails of the dragon spire are topped by three crowns, symbolizing the Scandinavian empire (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden)."

Where to Shop:

  • Acne Archive http://acnearchive.com/ - One of three Acne Studios archive stores on the planet. It’s not dirt cheap, but you'll find good samples and seriously marked down wares.
  • Illum http://illum.dk/ - Multi-level department store that is meticulously arranged. On the top floor, they serve food, and it’s worth having a coffee on the balcony and checking out the iconic view http://illum.dk/food/illumrooftop/
  • Flying Tiger https://flyingtiger.com/ - From housewares to stationary, this place has lots of things you never knew you needed in the cutest and sassiest design and packaging
Glasshouse in the Botanisk Have from 1874. 

Glasshouse in the Botanisk Have from 1874. 

Cool Things to Check Out:

Check out these places and more with this handy Google map

All photos by Celeste Peterson

Follow Celeste and her travels on Instagram: @helloceleste

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