SAS has a nonstop flight from Washington Dulles to Copenhagen, with mid-October fares currently starting at $1,000 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
Oerestads Boulevard 114-118
Decked out in solar panels, this hotel is marketed as one of the world’s greenest. Doubles from around $200.
Danhostel Copenhagen City
HC Andersens Boulevard 50
Vast, clean hostel with views across Copenhagen. Private doubles from around $85.
WHERE TO EAT
Cafe Oven Vande
Overgaden Ovenvandet 44
A five-minute walk from Christiania, overlooking the Christianshavn canal and perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. The delicious veal entrecote with potatoes and rosemary sauce costs $23.
Cool cafe in the heart of Christiania, with regular live music. Dish of the day around $12.50.
WHAT TO DO
An old-style theme park in the center of Copenhagen, wrapped by flower gardens. Admission around $16, rides extra.