"The Danes have a reputation for being the happiest nationality on earth" and their capital is "a great choice for a hip, laid-back and relatively undiscovered weekend break destination," says Conde Nast Traveler. For $116 (DKK 645) per room, per night, stay at the 4-star First Hotel Vesterbro in Copenhagen and save 50% on the usual rate.
Valid through April 15, the deal includes:
In part due to this month's Wondercool festival of Danish art, food, music and design, Copenhagen has been named the "coolest city on the planet right now" by The Guardian. With a history dating back to 1043, Copenhagen has experienced a recent boost in popularity thanks to hit TV drama "The Killing" and the restaurant Noma, voted the best in the world three times in a row by Restaurant magazine.
The hotel is set in Vesterbro, which has, "like Soho in London, transformed itself into a buzzy neighbourhood full of quirky shops and funky eateries," says The Daily Telegraph. It is a five-minute walk from art museum Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the Tivoli Amusement Park (which reopens for the season on April 11), and the Central Station (providing easy access to other attractions such as The Little Mermaid, the Carlsberg Brewery and the Food Hall and Market Torvehallerne). Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
Travelzoo Tip: If you want to travel like a local, hop on a bicycle. Rent one for free with a $3.60 (DKK 20) deposit at one of the city's designated Citybike points.