There are times when you just need to get away with your best gals. If you’re getting this feeling, then it’s time to plan an epic girls’ trip! There’s nothing better than being with your closest friends, enjoying life and being stress-free. One of the best and most unique destinations to spend your getaway in is the exciting European city of Copenhagen.
Over the years, the capital city of Denmark has grown in popularity. From its inventive restaurants, incredible architecture and design, colorful neighborhoods, fun nightlife spots, and world-class art scene, it’s no wonder that the Danish are constantly named the “happiest people on earth”. For a good time with the ladies, check out this guide on the best girls’ trip to Copenhagen.
Useful Tips for Traveling in Copenhagen
To ensure the best and most memorable trip to Copenhagen with your girls, take note of the following helpful tips:
- The main currency used in Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK); 1USD is equivalent to about 6.5 DKK. Although credit cards are widely accepted in Copenhagen, it’s still best to carry cash around.
- The official language is Danish but almost all locals speak excellent English.
- Denmark is part of the European Union and travelers from the United States and Canada do not need a visa to enter the country. For the latest information, visit the Denmark immigration website.
- If you have excess luggage or heavy bags that you don’t want to bring around, you can temporarily store them at a Copenhagen luggage storage locker.
- If you’re in town for more than two days, it’ll be practical to buy a Copenhagen Card, which is available for 24, 48, 72, and 120 hours. This all-in-one card gives you access to 86 attractions, unlimited use of public transportation, and a free canal tour!
Fun Activities to Do in Copenhagen
The city of Copenhagen offers plenty of opportunities for fun, adventure, culture, and an overall memorable time. The following are some of the best activities to try in the vibrant Danish capital:
- Try the best restaurants the city has to offer.
Copenhagen is renowned for its world-class restaurants – from the three Michelin-starred Geranium to the iconic New Nordic restaurant noma, which was awarded the World’s Best Restaurant four different times. In fact, there are 59 Copenhagen restaurants that are included in the prestigious Michelin Guide, 17 of which have Michelin stars. It would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to dine in any of these restaurants while in the Danish capital. For an unforgettable dining experience, check out TimeOut’s list of best restaurants in Copenhagen.
- Relive your childhood at the Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli Gardens is one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks and a beloved attraction in the city of Copenhagen that’s frequented by both locals and tourists. According to stories, the park was visited by Walt Disney several times and it served as the inspiration for his own theme parks. The amusement park features more than 80 different attractions, ranging from child-friendly rides to ones that will give you an adrenaline rush.
The surroundings of the Tivoli Gardens alone is worth the trip – the park is set in a stunning area surrounded by parklands and lakes. A visit to the Tivoli Gardens is the perfect activity for you and your girlfriends as you break away from all the stress of adult life and feel like kids again. Entrance to the park is free if you have the Copenhagen Card. Otherwise, you can book tickets here.
- Go museum hopping.
Whether you’re a culture enthusiast or not, you and your girls’ will surely appreciate the top-notch museums located all over Copenhagen. The Danish capital is home to some amazing galleries and historical institutions. The following are some of the top museums to visit in Copenhagen:
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: This privately-owned art museum is home to Carl Jacobsen’s personal art collection, which is comprised of over 10,000 artworks and artifacts. Some of the artists whose are works are featured here include Monet, van Gogh, and Degas.
- Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK): Also known as the National Gallery of Denmark, SMK is the biggest gallery in the country and houses an impressive collection of both foreign and Danish art.
- Thorvaldsens Museum: As its name suggests, this museum showcases the life and work of Danish neoclassicistic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. Find this attraction on the island of Slotsholmen, a few steps away from the Christiansborg Palace.
- National Museum of Denmark: Also referred to as Nationalmuseet, the National Museum of Denmark is the nation’s largest cultural history museum and features the history of both local and foreign cultures.
- Designmuseum Danmark: Formerly known as the Museum of Art & Design, the Designmusuem Danmark has a stunning collection of arts, objects and industrial design from all over Denmark and several parts of the world. The exhibitions here feature furniture, pottery, and other items that show off the design and style that Denmark is known for.
- Shop and splurge at Strøget.
Every girl in the world has a little bit of shopaholic in her and there’s no better place in Copenhagen to shop until you drop than Strøget. This pedestrian-only shopping street in the heart of the city is one of Europe’s longest and has gone on to become a highlight in Copenhagen. The area has a good mix of independent boutiques, casual brands, and high-end stores. Some of the well-known names that you will find here include Chanel, Zara, H&M, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Armani.
- Enjoy the city’s buzzing nightlife scene.
No girls’ trip would be complete without a night out for some drinking, dancing, and socializing. Luckily, Copenhagen is packed with bars and clubs where you are guaranteed to have a good time. Some of the top nightlife hotspots in the city are:
- Culture Box: Arguably Copenhagen’s most renowned nightclub and a venue for excellent techno music.
- Strøm Bar: An excellent cocktail bar in the heart of the city with an impressive drink menu that changes every 3 months. You’ll definitely taste some of the best cocktails you’ve ever had in your life here.
- Bo-Bi Bar: A traditional, non-smoking bar that dates back to 1917 and has become an institution in the Copenhagen nightlife scene.
- Pompette: This wine bar in Nørrebro is laid back and perfect for having wine and cheese with the girls.
- Godt Øl: Found on the corner of Magstræde, Godt Øl sells a variety of craft beers on tap as well as bottled beers.
For more noteworthy nightlife spots, check out this list from Copenhagen’s official tourist website.