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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Cathedral

    If time allows, consider a half-day excursion northwest of the city to these fascinating, albeit touristy, sights. A network of hidden passageways ... More
  • Minh Khoa

    Pick up a Vietnamese ao dai (a woman's costume of tunic and flowing pants) reinvented by Minh Khoa, Ho Chi Minh City's edgiest couturier. More
  • Sri Thendayutthapani Temple

    The temple is topped by a colorful gopuram bedecked with Hindu gods and goddesses. More
  • SXS

  • Sy Hoang

  • Thaca

    This venue is closed. More
  • Ton That Thiep Street

    One of the most appealing lanes in Saigon is also the favorite for foreign travelers: three tree-shaded blocks of quirky tube houses and colonial-e... More
  • Trails of Indochina

    Headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, this tour company organizes custom trips to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, and Bali. In addition to a... More
  • Zen Plaza

    One of the city’s premier shopping destinations, Zen Plaza is a retail center containing several floors of shops, including designer brands like Di... More
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