Trips Out of Town
Moganshan: In summer, Shanghai’s elite escape to the bamboo forests of this mountain retreat. Naked Stables Private Reserve ($$) is our pick among the clutch of new resorts.
Suzhou: Explore the canals, classical gardens, and silk factories of this picturesque town, only a half-hour away by bullet train.
Hangzhou A 45-minute train ride from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station takes you to this ancient capital known for its pagodas and terraced plantations of longjing green tea. It’s also home to one of the best Chinese restaurants in the world, Dragon Well Manor (399 Longjing Rd.; 86-571/8788-8777; $$$$).