Shanghai

Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai is a popular spot for night owls who never miss out a chance to enjoy the nightlife. Travelers wondering what to do in Shanghai should visit Huangpu River Cruise, with each tour ranging from 30 minutes to 6 hours. This is a great way to see the city’s striking skyline, one of the best things to do in Shanghai. Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Huangpu Park, the Bund, and Jin Mao Tower are other attractions.

Another thing to do in Shanghai is to visit a traditional Chinese tea house. The city has many, the best of which may be Tang Yun tea house, where you can serve yourself many varieties of tea, along with traditional Chinese delicacies.

If you’re wondering what to do in Shanghai with kids, check out one of the city’s many theme parks, like Shanghai Happy Valley or Jinjiang Amusement Park. Also worth visiting are Madame Tussauds Shanghai, the Shanghai Propaganda Poster and Art Centre, and Shanghai City Beach, a beautiful city beach is on the north bank of Hangzhou Bay. It has golden sands, blue waters, and outdoor activities like beach volleyball, boating, bungee jumping, and 4-wheeling.

Art and photography space hidden away in an old mansion turned industrial building.

The Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe performs here. The show is simultaneously touristy and indescribably brilliant.

It’s all about glitz at this aptly-named bar on the sixth floor of Five on the Bund. Owned by the M Group, the bar has an Art Deco and vintage Hollywood influenced interior; the curvy bar was inspired by a high-fashion ladies’ shoe.

An old villa is the setting for this spa in the French Concession. A Qin brick façade and Ming-era furniture add to the authentic feel. A stream bubbles in the foyer, and the massage rooms are neat and warmly-lit.

This shop still produces hand-painted pictures that resemble the hand-tinted photographs from the Cultural Revolution.

Shanghai’s latest secret?Lane 248, a gritty, narrow street now inhabited by artsy cafés and intimate boutiques, hidden behind Taikang Road.

On the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center there's a room-size scale model of the city in 2020.

Part museum, part teahouse, and part salon.

The shop stocks a wonderful collection of Shanghai Deco lampshades and accents.

Stroll the riverfront promenade known as the Bund, with its Art Deco, Neoclassical, and Beaux-Arts façades, bars and shops, and views of the space-age towers of Pudong.

Have a nightcap at decadent Bar Rouge, high above the Bund in Shanghai.

Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu’s modern design and furniture boutique.