GETTING THERE: Several major air carriers offer direct service from the Washington area to Copenhagen. Round-trip fares start at about $840. A nonstop flight from Dulles on SAS starts at $956.
WHERE TO STAY: The new Hotel Nimb (5, Bernstorffsgade, 011-45-88-70-00-00, http:/
WHAT TO DO: Every visitor has to see Tivoli Gardens (011-45-33-15-10-01, http:/
Shoppers will want to head to Stroget, a pedestrian thoroughfare comprising four continuous streets. There you'll find the Georg Jensen boutique (4, Amagertorv, 011-45-33-11-40-80, http:/
Intrepid swimmers, meanwhile, can take a dip for free at the one-of-a-kind pool-in-a-canal, Islands Brygge havnebadet, open through August. It's just across Langebro bridge, walking distance from the city center.
WHERE TO EAT: Travelers on a budget will want to make a beeline for the sausage carts that seem to be on every street corner; a good-size dog goes for a little more than $3. Delicious Danish pastries can be found at Lagkagehuset (45, Torvegade) and La Glace (3, Skoubogade) starting at about $2. The open-faced sandwiches at Ida Davidsen (70, Store Kongensgade) start at about $10, and the astonishing variety makes this tourist destination worth the trip. Two upscale dining experiences in and around Tivoli, meanwhile, are the Paul (3, Vesterbrogade, http:/