Lonely Planet searches far and wide every fall for the most compelling travel destinations you must visit. Last year, it chose Seville, Spain as its number one must-see destination with a variety of things to do, including a two-day Seville tour, visiting the beautiful Barrio Santa Cruz and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. This year, however, Lonely Planet went even further north when choosing its top city that travelers should visit in 2019. Its ultimate choice? The remarkable Copenhagen, Denmark.
Denmark is continuously labeled ‘one of the happiest countries in the world’ so it’s no surprise it sought after Copenhagen. The tiny capital is home to some of the world’s best designers, while some might say it’s a little too crowded with designers and architects as its difficult to find a single public space that wasn’t built with care.
“Denmark’s capital of cool is unstoppable,” Lonely Planet’s publication states. “New-Nordic Noma has gourmands swooning with its new digs, urban farm and groundbreaking Scandinavian menus. The city’s booming street-food scene is smashing it on Refshaleøen, where a former shipyard is now rebooted food and craft market Reffen. Amusement park Tivoli Gardens is beating the winter blues with a new February season, while waste-management centre Amager Bakke has jaws dropping with its rooftop ski slope and hiking trails. The Danish Architecture Centre has moved into Ellen van Loon’s buzz-inducing cultural centre BLOX, while the anticipated mid-2019 completion of the Cityringen metro line means even easier cross-town adventures.”
If that seems out of your interest zone, no worries. Do as the locals and enjoy the beautiful outdoors while riding a bicycle. Copenhagen has a dense urban core built atop level terrain, meaning the capital is as cycle-friendly as it gets.