Easter vacation is finally here! Are you looking for a weekend getaway? Sometimes a brief change of scenery is all it takes to revitalize the spirit and make the work-a-day world seem far away. Getaways can provide you with the sparkle that you need.
You don’t need to go very far to find the best weekend getaways for couples or family if you live in Copenhagen.
Three weeks ago, I took my husband to Malmö as a surprise birthday gift and it was wonderful!
Going to Malmö does not take more than 35 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station and the ticket only cost 85kr (170kr both ways).
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city by population. Together with Copenhagen, it constitutes the transnational Øresund Region. The language is different, the houses are different, it smells new but I guarantee you that you will enjoy being abroad, while you feel completely at home.
During our visit, we stayed at Mayfair Hotel, which is a 100-year-old hotel with a great central location for travellers by train and bus. The hotel with its four stars has everything that you need to make your weekend magic so I definitely recommend it. Both the rooms and the food is super delicious. Had simply the most perfect weekend! Mayfair hotel is stunningly beautiful and marked by a lot of interesting history.
The city itself is versatile; you can find anything from clothing boutiques, outdoor restaurants, nightclubs, parks, beach, cafes, cosy bars, harbour, interesting architecture and museums.
Malmo is also the first city in Sweden, which was nominated and appointed to Fair-trade City, so in many stores you can find both organic and Fair Trade label clothing or locally produced organic food.
For lunch we headed to the Lilla Torg, which is a very cosy square with a lot of outdoors restaurants, cafes and bars. We ate at an Italian restaurant called Pronto, which had a delicious Carpaccio and risotto.
As a dinner date, we went to restaurant called Bastard, which is described as modern European home cooking. I strongly recommend the restaurant and I definitely would go back there again. They were phenomenally creative yet homey, the food delicious with class and the service was excellent. http://www.bastardrestaurant.se/#start
And finally end up the night with some dance moves at the Etage nightclub. There was 3 different atmosphere, and rooms where we could choose from and a huge cosy outdoor for those of you who like tobacco. It was worth to try.
If you are visiting Malmö for the first time you should try to see at least some of the most popular attractions:
- Turning Torso Read more about Turning Torso
- Lilla Torg Read more about Lilla Torg
- Malmöhus Castle Read more about the museums at Malmöhus Castle
- Folkets Park
- Malmö Konsthall
It was my second time being in Malmö ( 1st time with Mariana and Aman)and I certainly enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. It is amazing how you can always find something new to see, to do or to try out there.
And remember that no matter where you are or go during your vacation make sure that you have a positive attitude, because that will truly make a huge impact on your experience. Enjoy your vacation and Happy Easter to all of you!