Averages for Copenhagen in May
The significant warming trend continues into May as Copenhagen really begins to awaken from its winter slumber. While morning temperatures may still be on the chilly side, the afternoons can be pleasant and allow visitors to truly enjoy all that the city has to offer. Additionally, most businesses and sites that were closed for the winter months are now beginning to reopen as the city once again spills into the streets. This is also typically the last time to score a good deal on a hotel room...
Daily averages for Copenhagen
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The significant warming trend continues into May as Copenhagen really begins to awaken from its winter slumber. While morning temperatures may still be on the chilly side, the afternoons can be pleasant and allow visitors to truly enjoy all that the city has to offer. Additionally, most businesses and sites that were closed for the winter months are now beginning to reopen as the city once again spills into the streets. This is also typically the last time to score a good deal on a hotel room or flight before the main crowds begin to visit the city.
Visitors will still need to bring a jacket with them, but the average daily temperature has climbed to a very respectable 12°C (54°F) for this time of the year. While the wind coming in off the water can make it feel cooler, it is not the brutal cold of the winter months. For the first time this year, overnight temperatures are well above the freezing mark. Overnight lows will fall to an average of 7°C (45°F). Meanwhile, the average afternoon highs will climb to 16°C (61°F).
Rain is still a near constant threat for the city as the region will experience an average of 14 days experiencing measurable rainfall. Much of this rain will fall over a short amount of time allowing visitors to get back outside as soon as the storm passes by. Overall, the city receives an average of 40mm of precipitation throughout the month. However, with temperatures well above freezing for the first time since winter, there is no chance of experiencing frozen precipitation.
While it is still too cool to enjoy the beach this month, it won't be long before visitors can dip their toes in the surf. Average water temperatures for this time of the year are a cool 10°C (50°F). However, if the afternoon is warm enough, visitors are able to enjoy the beach and soak up some sun. The region experiences an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day during this time of the year.
Where to Stay
For those on a budget, the Wakeup Copenhagen Borgegade is the perfect choice for a May holiday. Located in the heart of the city, guests are able to experience all the city has to offer without going broke doing so. Additionally, guests never feel as though they are in an economy hotel thanks to the sleek design and amenities that gives you a 4-star experience for a 2-star price. In all, the hotel is home to 498 rooms that are each equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi and flat screen televisions.
Perfect for business or pleasure, the First Hotel Mayfair offers 106 rooms in a variety of styles to fit just about anyone's budget. This boutique hotel is laid back, yet sophisticated all at the same time. Each room is uniquely decorated and comes with all the amenities of home. Guests are also able to take advantage of the free WiFi, special group rates, bike rentals and more.
Located in Copenhagen's Latin Quarter, Skt. Petri offers 268 elegant guest rooms that are both cozy and modern at the same time. Each room is designed with a Scandinavian styling and will bring you all the comforts of home. Guests may choose to dine at one of two on-site restaurants and also wind down at the end of the day in the bar with a perfectly made cocktail.
Restaurants and Nightlife
The Standard combines food with music in the best possible way. Guests are able to dine at one of three restaurants either before or after listening to world-class jazz. Utilising fresh ingredients, the chefs take traditional Danish food to an entirely new level. Additionally, the restaurant is now open for lunch for those who may have other plans later in the day.
Those looking for something different while in Copenhagen should take advantage of some of the best sushi in the city at Sticks n Sushi. With three different locations, guests will have options for reservations or they can order for takeaway. With a lengthy menu, there is something for everyone and plenty for everyone to share.
Culture Box is your home for electronic dance music while in the city. Several distinct spaces offer different types of music including electro, techno and drum 'n bass. While the line can be somewhat long, it is worth the wait to get inside and dance the night away while enjoying high-end cocktails throughout the evening.
What to Do
With the May weather beginning to warm now is a good time to take the short trip north of Copenhagen to Bakken. This amusement park is known as the world's oldest and will be a thrill to the young and the old. Complete with rides, live music restaurants and pubs, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, it a great choice for those on a budget or traveling with a large family as there is no charge for admission.
One of the most unique museums in the city is the Royal Stables. Currently housing 20 horses, the building is also home to numerous museums that take a look back at the history of the city. One of the museums is filled with old uniforms, another with the horses currently housed there, and lastly with the private state coaches and carriages used by Danish royalty.