THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.firsthotels.com/sktpetri. Stylish and comfortable rooms (designed by graphic artist Per Arnoldi) in the Latin Quarter. Doubles from $187.
WakeUp Copenhagen, 11 Carsten Niebuhrs Gade, Copenhagen; 4480-0000, http://www.wakeupcopenhagen.com. A new, inexpensive hotel with sleek, efficient rooms, within walking distance of central Copenhagen. Doubles from $150.
Nimb Hotel, 5 Bernstorffsgade, Copenhagen; 8870-0000, http://www.nimb.dk. Renovated in 2008, the hotel in the Tivoli Gardens features luxury rooms, a world-class restaurant, a brasserie, a dairy, and wine and cocktail bars. Doubles from $436.
WHERE TO EAT
Herman, 5 Bernstorffsgade, Copenhagen; 8870-0020, http://www.nimb.dk. A restaurant in the Nimb Hotel, where chef Thomas Herman prepares modern Danish cuisine. Four-course dinner, $130.
Noma, 93 Strandgade, Copenhagen; 3296-3297, http://www.noma.dk. The bastion of New Nordic Cuisine, featuring local wild herbs, beach plants, seafood and game. Seven courses, $189.
AOC, 2 Dronningens Tvaergade, Copenhagen; 3311-1145, http://www.restaurantaoc.dk. Two young chefs put their spin on Danish cuisine, focusing on seasonal Nordic ingredients. Four courses, $95.
Relae, 41 Jaegersborggade, Copenhagen; 3696-6609, http://www.restaurant-relae.dk. An intimate, casual restaurant in up-and-coming Norrebro; set menus include a vegetarian option. Four courses, $56.
Kodbyens Fiskebar, 100 Flaesketorvet, 3215-5656, http://www.fiskebaren.dk. A hip, bustling seafood-focused restaurant in the trendy meatpacking district, featuring a selection of Nordic fish. Small plates and entrees, $13 to $39.
Bo Bech Bageri, 46 Store Kongensgade, Copenhagen; 3918-5501, http://www.bobech.net. Chef Bo Bech's bakery, selling excellent organic sourdough bread. $6.
Aamanns, 10 Oster Farimagsgade, Copenhagen; 3555-3344, http://www.aamanns.dk. A contemporary take on the traditional Danish smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches) in a bright cafe setting. Smorrebrod, $6.50 to $9.50.
Dop, at the Round Tower, 52A Kobmagergade, Copenhagen. A stand serving organic sausages on sourdough-linseed buns, or with roasted beets and mashed parsnips. Sausages, $5 to $6.
Meyers Deli, 107 Gammel Kongevej, Copenhagen; 3325-4595, http://www.meyersdeli.dk. The flagship deli and cafe from Claus Meyer, with modern Danish takeout. Entrees $9.50 to $17.
Coffee Collective, 10 Jaegersborggade, Copenhagen; 6015-1525, http://www.coffeecollective.dk. A micro-roaster with a storefront in Norrebro, serving direct-trade coffee, espresso and hot chocolate. Drinks, $2.50 to $10.
Mikkeller Bar, 8 B-C Viktoriagade, Copenhagen; 3166-2444, http://www.mikkeller.dk. Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso's new beer bar, 15 taps of Mikkeller beer and some of the best beers in the world. Beers $5 to $11.
TO LEARN MORE
Copenhagen Visitor Centre, Vesterbrogade 4A, Copenhagen; 7022-2442, http://www.visitcopenhagen.com