For my 30th birthday, I took myself on a solo birthday trip to visit one of my best friends in Copenhagen, Denmark. The trip was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my entire life—and not just because I also got to eat at one of the world’s best restaurants. When it came to the trip, my end-of-March birthday meant that it would be cold but there was still plenty to do in this pretty little city in Northern Europe.
Although it may not be quite as underrated as Portugal (which is still on my bucket list), Copenhagen turned out to be a very interesting city filled with so much to do in a week that I felt like I couldn’t get enough. From fantastic tacos (yes, really!) to gorgeous castles everywhere to the world’s second oldest theme park, here are 10 fabulous things to see, do and eat in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eat tacos at Hija de Sanchez.
Hija de Sanchez is THE taco spot if you’re looking for a little Mexican love in Copenhagen. Rosio Sanchez, who grew up in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood and worked for years at Noma—recognized as the world’s best restaurant for several years in a row, is serving up her family’s favorites at a space in Torvehallerne from April through October. The food stand is serving up all of our taqueria favorites, including the classic tacos al pastor, a tres leches paleta that should NOT be missed and delicious aquas frescas.