If you want to feel like a local, you should wander down to Nyhavn in the early evening and enjoy a beer on the quay. Once a commercial port Nyhavn is now a beautiful, and perhaps the most photographed, part of Copenhagen with colourful old houses and cobbled streets lined with restaurants. The atmosphere is relaxed, and, especially in the summer months the streets are packed with both locals and tourist, enjoying the ambiance, jazz music and great food.
Christianshavn is a charming residential area, with idyllic canals lined with old houses and historical buildings. Here you can enjoy a coffee in one of the cafés along the canals or treat yourself to a fancy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. This is also where you will find the famous Freetown Christiania - one of the most popular and controversial places in Copenhagen. It is an alternative neighbourhood that is best experienced by joining a guided tour. Very different, but equally fascinating, is the spectacular Royal Danish Opera House, with a stunning setting on the island of Holmen.
Amager is situated 15 minutes from the inner city – on an island connected with bridges to the rest of the capital. It has its own superb beach area, nice cafés and a shopping street. This is also where you can visit one of the most exiting sights of the capital, CopenHill ski slope. The unique landmark is announced by TIME Magazine to be one of the 50 coolest places on earth for kids – definitely a must see, and included in the Copenhagen City Pass.