Although Hop-on Hop-off bus tour is an excellent opportunity for a first time visitor, usually it is quite an expense. Good alternative in Copenhagen is a regular bus route - the City Bus 11A that will take you to all the major sights at the cost of a regular bus ticket.
Copenhagens's old port area is popular place for walks and dining. Originally it was a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. Today during summer, Nyhavn is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Or, if you prefer, you can do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.
Amalienborg Palace is known for the Danish Royal Guard, who patrol the palace grounds. The Danish Royal Guard march from Rosenborg Castle at 11.30am daily through the streets of Copenhagen, and execute the changing of the guard in front of Amalienborg Palace at noon. When the Queen is in residence the guard is accompanied by the Royal Guards music band.
On selected Friday evenings you are able to skate through Copenhagen in the middle of the street with a large group of people.
Copenhagen Free Tour, local expert guides will take you on a 3 hour walking tour through 6000 years of Copenhagen’s history and you’ll find out why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world!
At the Frederiksberg Flea Market, situated right behind the Frederiksberg City Hall, you can go second-hand shopping for first rate items! Open every Saturday from mid April to mid October, 8:00-15:00.
Strøget is the world's longest pedestrian street with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world's most expensive brands. The stretch is 1.1 kilometers long and runs from City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) to Kongens Nytorv.
The Folketing is located in Christiansborg Palace, and there is free entrance to the public galleries during parliamentary debates.