If you like comfort food with a delicious Danish twist, kick off the day at Grød, a café serving a dazzling array of porridges. Try a warm bowl with homemade caramel sauce, fresh apple and toasted almonds for just $6.
When you’re finished with breakfast, take a stroll along the Lakes, an idyllic route for bicyclists, joggers and casual pedestrians alike. The Lakes is actually a row of three rectangular lakes that cut through the city’s center, and the northern tip is only a few minutes’ walk from one of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions, the bronze statue of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. The statue sits atop a rock in Copenhagen Harbor, a seascape that will surely have you reaching for your camera.
Not far from the harbor is the legendary Freetown Christiania, a self-proclaimed anarchist community that operates under its own set of laws. (Think Vatican City, only with fewer basilicas and more psychedelic art installations and biker gangs). Although the description sounds disconcerting, Christiania is the fourth most popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen and not to be missed. Many visit the city just to walk Christiania’s twisting thoroughfares and experience the many wonders of this whimsical fringe.
For a hunger-quenching lunch, you can’t go wrong with the buffet at Dalle Valle, which, at only $14, will carry you through until evening. When you’ve had your fill of endless smoked salmon and potato frites, head over to the Tivoli Gardens for another plunge into the city’s surreal anatomy. Built in 1843, the Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park and pleasure garden with a timeless quality and fairy-tale charm. So far we’ve only spent $21, so the Gardens’ $17 entry fee should give no cause for concern, and once inside, you’ll find it was well worth the extra Krone.
It is entirely possible to spend the rest of the day touring the Gardens, but if you have time before dinner, check out the Kunsthal Charlottenborg museum, a stunning Danish palace housing some of Europe’s most compelling contemporary art. It’s a $10 entrance fee, putting us at a very respectable $48, so for dinner, we’re going big at Oliver and the Black Circus. This restaurant’s modest approach to fine cuisine is the perfect way to end your $100 day. Most of the entrees cost about $20, so order a glass of wine to celebrate your success.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Sometimes you want to get away and you don’t really have a particular destination in mind — you just want your trip to be both convenient and budget-friendly. If that’s the case when it comes to planning an upcoming winter getaway over the holiday season, WalletHub has you covered with its latest best winter holiday destinations ranking. Rather than looking at things like snowy scenic beauty or warm temps in the midst of winter, WalletHub compared travel destinations according to expense, hassle and convenience, among other factors.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
It’s officially the start to the holiday season, so it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve plans. Looking to get out of the house but don’t want to be surrounded by crowds? Check out some of the events going on at LUMA Hotel Times Square.