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Things to do in Hangzhou

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Hangzhou. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Hangzhou attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Hangzhou to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Hangzhou.

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  • Guo’s Villa

    A perfect respite from the tourist throngs along West Lake. Inside the low tiled wall is a garden with lotus-covered ponds and a courtyard where lo... More
  • Hangzhou Bay Bridge

    Where: Hangzhou Bay on the East China Sea, traversing the Qiantang River at the Yangtze River Delta.   Stats: 22 miles long.   Awe Factors: With wa... More
  • Huqingyu Tang

    A short stroll from the train station, pedestrianized Hefang Road is a collection of Ch'ing dynasty houses (and replicas nearby). Visit this 130-ye... More
  • National Wetland Museum

    Close by, on the edge of the verdant, waterway-filled Xixi National Wetland Park, the National Wetland Museum will open an Arata Isozaki-designed v... More
  • Old Dragon Well Imperial Tea Garden

    Tea fanatics might head here to pay homage to the 18 bushes set aside for the Ch'ing dynasty emperor Qianlong. More
  • Qi Family

    Head straight to our favorite tea shop: the hospitable store will pour you a cup of their green elixir before you buy. More
  • West Lake

    West Lake is the major draw here, with its elegant causeways, pavilions, gardens, and arched bridges. More

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