When we first started planning our adventure to Scandinavia, Denmark wasn’t even on my radar, but my husband pushed for it. I imagined it would be similar to the other countries we’d be visiting. It was our final stop, and it turns out, I adore it.

Copenhagen was the only location we could make time for, but my goodness, I sure am glad we did. Among the magic of its architecture, the laid-back joviality of its people, it’s historic-meets-rustic charms, and the delectability of its food and drink, I had the best meal I’ve ever had there. Not half-bad, right?

A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together

We often stay at Airbnbs when we travel, as experiencing local neighborhoods and getting tips from the locals we stay with has often been a surprise joy. This is among our most favorite Airbnb experiences, as our host ended up sharing a bottle of wine with us, regaling us with stories, and even performing for us—as she’s a musician. #win

We stayed in the fab neighborhood that is Nørrebro. Enthusiastically recommend.

A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together

Some favorite locations: Mikkeller, Manfred’s, Assistens Cemetery, the Rundetaarn, Kasstellet, Lidkoeb, and Freetown Christiania. Among lots and lots of others. Actually, I’m not sure we experienced anything we wouldn’t recommend, come to think of it.

A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together

Ultimately, Copenhagen’s amazing design, inspired deliciousness, and good vibe… just felt all kinds of great. Both of us were unprepared for how much we’d love it. I’m so eager to return!

A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together
A Whirlwind in Copenhagen – Photo by Let's Frolic Together