Where is it?
Jensen’s bøfhus (beef house), Josef’s pavilion (pricy restaurant), Bones (American barbecue ribs, etc.), Gammelhavn (pricy Danish restaurant), a good selection of pizzerias, Chinese, Italian, sushi, Mongolian restaurants as well as a number of Danish sausage bars on many corners of the street. We have a good running sushi just 15 minutes walk from our house. There are a range of grocery stores just 10-15 minutes’ walk for the house. We also have McDonalds on the square in town.
Night life with pubs and nightclubs mainly on the street called Skolegade. Poolbar called 'Stalden',
Dronning Louise and Christian IX are popular cafés on the town square which offers different activities in the summer. There are also cosy cafés by the beach boulevard in Hjerting (on the outskirts of Esbjerg).
Bit of culture
Esbjerg offers a Musik House (concert hall), a rhythmic concert hall (Tobaccen), open air concerts in the Watertower park, Fish museum, cinemas. Meeting the Danish people is a cultural experience in itself. They are very down to earth, informal, easygoing yet a very effective people
Walks in the park
Deer park (Ravsbølparken) with play ground offers long walks as well as by the beach
Spot of exercise
Bowling and karting (Funland), a really good water park for the whole family, fitness clubs ex. Fitness World, gulf club, cycling on the island Fanø, cykling everywhere (Denmark is a bicycle country), jogging or having long walks along the beach in Sædding and along Hjerting beach and boulevard(they have good paths for that purpose), long walks in the deer park called Rawnsbølparken, which also has a playground for children.
The island Fanø (10 minutes ferry) with its quaint houses from the 14th century, offers nice cobbled shopping streets, beautiful wide beaches where you can drive your car on and good cycling paths (bicycle rentals available). Ribe (30 min. drive) – the oldest town in Denmark offers also cosy cobbled shopping streets, quaint houses from the 12th century and cosy cafés – must be seen. Blåvand and Vejers – beach resorts (45 min. drive) have beautiful beaches and lively beach towns. Drives along the whole western coastline of Denmark is a refreshing experience with its beautiful, white, fine, sandy beaches and long stretches of heather heath. One can collect amber on the coast lines especially in the early mornings. Legoland (the original) – provides a fun day for the whole family in Billund (45 min. drive). Lalandia – amusement and water park – also provides a day full of laughter for the whole family in Billund (45 min. drive). Egeskov castle in Svendbord, Fyn island (2 hours drive) has a veteran museum on its beautiful grounds. The famous breathtaking Møn chalk cliff on Møn island (3½ hours drive) with 467 steps from the top of the cliff down to the sea offers beautiful walks in the woods and exploring for fossils along the coast. The tip of Denmark in Skagen, where the two seas meet (the North Sea and the Kattegat), is beautiful with beautiful fine white beaches and where you can literally stand with one foot in the North Sea (cold sea) and the other foot in Kattegat (warm sea). Skagen is famous for its light and was a favorite resort for famous painters form all over Europe in the 19th century. A number of Denmark’s most famous paintings come from Skagen. (4 hours drive), Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – (3 hours drive) offers all that’s unik about Denmark – castles, ex. The Queen Margaret of Denmark’s palace and the crown prince’s palace, long, cosy, cobbled shopping streets with exquisite shops and cosy cafés by quays, Opera House, boat ride along the Copenhagen coast, Tivoli – the world’s 1st funfair with its wonderful gardens, and much, much more. Bonbonland - a fantastic amusement park for children under 12 years of age. (2½ hours drive).