There is a new artificial ski slope and a hiking area on top of a waste management center, and the Danish Architecture Center has moved to BLOX, the cultural center of Rem Koolhaas.
But beyond the new and the bold, Copenhagen is one of those cities where you can never run out of things to do.
Our council Use the Danish capital as your base of operations for day trips to Roskilde, home to Roskilde Cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where the queens and kings of Denmark are buried: Malmö, Sweden; and the impressive Louisiana Museum.
Why visit these cities?
The list of the 10 best offers a combination of known and less known places: popular cities that are already receiving attention for their attractions and events; Villages off the beaten path that deserve a second look; and cities that have suffered natural disasters and deserve our focused attention.
For year 14, Lonely Planet publishers solicited nominations from their employees and hundreds of collaborators from around the world and selected 10 cities, regions, countries and destinations of value to recommend for their selections of 2019 Best in Travel.
Those places include the second place Shēnzhèn, China; Novi Sad, Serbia in third place; Miami, Florida in fourth place; and Kathmandu, Nepal completing the first five.
The Chinese city of the future
There is also a booming art and design scene, excellent food options, a fun club and a musical scene and extravagant theme parks.
"It's the place to meet modern China, close enough to easily combine with Hong Kong, and a place that, although most people would not have considered visiting in the past, is a destination for the future," he says.
Music fans already love the second city of Serbia
Although Novi Sad is not as well known as the capital of Belgrade, it is much more current. Nicknamed "Athens of Serbia", it is the home of the annual EXIT festival, which is held every July in the Petrovaradin Fortress, which dates back to the 18th century (and which is worth a visit).
The festival contributes to a vibrant musical and artistic scene and to a youth oriented environment. Next year, Novi Sad will be the European Youth Capital of 2019. It can be a practice by 2021, when the city will celebrate the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture.
Gateway to Latin America
After a devastating earthquake, rebirth.
"It remains the gateway to the Himalayas, with medieval architecture, excellent food and nightlife, and an increase in wellness offerings," says Hall.
"It's also much quieter than it has been in the past with cars banned in the historic center and motor horns banned in the Kathmandu valley," says Hall.
It also hosts the South Asian Games in 2019.
"Lonely Planet has a warm historical link to Kathmandu and Nepal, so I was very pleased to see us talk about the city's continued recovery after the 2015 earthquake," says Hall.
The 10 best cities in Lonely Planet
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Shēnzhèn, China
3. Novi Sad, Serbia
4. Miami, Florida
5. Kathmandu, Nepal
6. Mexico City, Mexico
7. Dakar, Senegal
8. Seattle, Washington
9. Zadar, Croatia
10. Meknes, Morocco