Copenhagen is certainly not a place that comes to mind when you’re looking for an affordable vacation. Residents and travelers alike know the capital of Denmark is one of the world’s most expensive cities. I’ve even met San Francisco residents here complaining about the prices. So when I found out I’d be spending the summer in Copenhagen, my life savings flashed before my eyes.
Luckily, though, I’ve found that Copenhagen can be enjoyed for just about nothing — if you keep up an iron-clad will to avoid all the pastries. From walking the famous Nyhaven and swimming in the harbor to a peaceful afternoon in Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen can offer a lot for those on a budget. Here are some of those great things to see and do.