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.
The space is located in an enclave of art studios and antique shops in a row of converted warehouses.
The sleek 1,345-square-foot store, with its white oak floors and cloud-like molded walls, was developed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma under the direction of designer Jiang Qiong Er.
A stylish, contemporary warehouse space with pared-down simple ceramics. The packaging in wooden boxes is beautiful and thoughtful—it’s great for gifts.
Part of the sprawling Old City God’s Temple district—also home to the Yuyuan Bazaar—Nan Fang Curio Market is a collection of stalls selling vintage clothing and costumes.
In People’s Park you’ll find the Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Weekdays are the best time to wander among the pine trees and ponds of the 16th-century Yuyuan Gardens.
Denise Huang and her employees sew silk slippers. The elegant slip-ons come with names like Mandarin Duck and Propaganda, and each pair comes in a velvet bag. The shop is a little hard to find, tucked into a section of older buildings near the now-hip Bund neighborhood.
Semisecret cocktail bar off a grungy alley with a fun, well-heeled crowd.
The 94th-floor toilets at Shanghai's Kohn, Pedersen, and Fox-designed landmark, known as the "bottle opener," take the title of the world's highest-altitude restrooms, at a vertigo-inducing 1,388 feet.
An up-and-coming gallery and boutique run by three young artists who trained at Qinghua University's Art Academy.
Throughout its history, the Paramount building has played multiple roles, including traditional ballroom and dance club. Built in 1933, it once hosted crowds of socialites seeking a night of live jazz and dancing. Two floors of the building were converted into a nightclub that opened in 2007.
This spa in the heart of Pudong offers a modern take on ancient Chinese wellness: the vast glass-and-stone building encompasses a spa, health center, wine bar, library, and restaurant.
With an eye-catching Art Deco façade and revamped interiors by London-based architect David Chipperfield, the Bund’s only contemporary art gallery has become one of the city’s most noteworthy institutions.