1. April and May is still considered “off-season” without being too cold. Most “summer” activities start in mid-April to early May, so it’s a great time to visit without breaking the bank. We visited in early March and Trivoli, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, was still closed for the season. Don’t make the same mistake we did!
2. Buy the Copenhagen Card! For us, these types of attractions cards aren’t usually worth it, but in Copenhagen it definitely saved us money. The Copenhagen Card covers public transportation as well as free access to 80+ attractions throughout Copenhagen and neighboring cities. It’s super easy to just pull up the card in the app and scan the QR code.
We used the Card to visit the Rosenborg Castle, Christianborg Castle, the Round Tower, the Design Museum, and we even took a Canal Tour!
3. Uber is not in Copenhagen. If you’re looking to get out of the main tourist areas or just need to call a cab, you’ll either need to call a taxi or use a taxi app. We used the Taxa 4×35 app and it was pretty easy. I recommend downloading the app and setting up your payment method prior to leaving your home country, because they do need to text you a security code for setup. Other taxi companies include Dantaxi 4×48 and Amager-obro Taxi 4×27.
4. Copenhagen is expensive – and that’s coming from someone who calls New York City home! To cut down on costs, consider staying in an AirBnB and stocking up on groceries. Cooking your own meals will really help lessen the burden on your wallet. If an AirBnB isn’t your style, try looking for a hotel that offers free breakfast in the mornings. We stayed at Hotel Christian IV, just across the street from Rosenborg Park. The location of the hotel meant we could walk to a lot of attractions – and they served us a hearty buffet breakfast every morning.
5. If you’re looking to splurge a bit and try some of Copenhagen’s many highly recommended and acclaimed restaurants, make sure you do your research and book early. We realized too late that Noma was closed the entire week we were visiting and other similar restaurants were already fully booked. I managed to find us the cutest little restaurant called Høst, where we had a truly lovely contemporary Danish meal.