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Shanghai Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Shanghai?

We have all the sightseeing info you need for your forthcoming trip to Shanghai. Grab your planner and get ready to start topping up your itinerary.

Do yourself a favor. Don't head home without seeing the Bund and the Jing'an Temple. You're bound to have a fantastic time wandering around these renowned attractions.

You'll never have to worry about being bored in this metropolis. Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre will keep you on the go. Former Shanghai French Concession and Nanjing Road Shopping District are just a few more fascinating sights that are worth an outing.

Nothing compares to admiring top-notch art when your mind needs to be nourished. As you marvel at the fabulous works at Shanghai Museum, try to find the deeper meaning. There's a fabulous range of things to do in this destination. Whether you're a professional plant collector or you're just fond of pottering around in the backyard, you can't do better than Yu Garden if you want horticultural inspiration. This private paradise is simply alive with beautiful blooms and unique ideas. Still have some time on your hands? Built to worship the gods, temples offer travelers a captivating look into another religion and culture. Learn about local beliefs as you walk around the sacred sanctuary that is Jade Buddha Temple.

What are the most popular activities for a Shanghai vacation?

The world is brimming with adventure, and there are endless incredible experiences to be had when we dig out our passports and go on vacation.

Your trip to Shanghai is just about to get a whole lot more exciting. There are loads of things to do, including:

Have some time up your sleeve? Head to our Shanghai things to do page for a full range of options.

What types of accommodations are available in Shanghai?

Finish up your day of exciting adventures with a nice comfy bed and a soft pillow. Study the 471 properties in Shanghai on offer via Expedia and choose one for your luxury getaway or cheap vacation.

Visitors who delight in life's finer things are sure to enjoy The Peninsula Shanghai (32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road) and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong (Shanghai ifc No.8 Century Avenue). If your vacation nest egg isn't as healthy as you imagined it would be, the Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel (2099 Yan An Xi Road) and the Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong (No 2111 Pudong Nan Road) are a couple of low-cost options.

Shanghai is the home of the Bund. If you want to stay within close range of this iconic attraction, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is just 0.4 miles away. Another popular choice is the Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai, which is a mere 0.3 miles away.

Is there an airport in Shanghai?

There's nothing as satisfying as coming in to land at Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) after a lengthy flight. After you've grabbed your bags from the carousel and had a good stretch, you'll find yourself about 8 miles from downtown Shanghai.



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Best Lodging Options Near Shanghai

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Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang CA $128
Reviewed on Jan. 2, 2020
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Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang

Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang

88 East Guoding Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The toilet door in my room was faulty during the 3rd day of my stay but the hotel handled the situation well and changed my room to the same level so it’s easier for me to move. The location is good, it’s near the metro, nearby with big malls , food and all. Awesome!

    Melia Shanghai Hongqiao (NECC)
    Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2019
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    Melia Shanghai Hongqiao (NECC)

    Melia Shanghai Hongqiao (NECC)

    1118 Gaojing Road, Shanghai
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      First time, wonderful experience. I'll definitely come back.

      Park Hyatt Shanghai CA $355
      Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2020
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      Park Hyatt Shanghai

      Park Hyatt Shanghai

      No 100 Century Avenue Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        I absolutely loved this hotel. I think it is in the top ten of anything I've visited. The service was excellent, the room and view incredible and the pool was outstanding.

        Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD CA $107
        Reviewed on Jan. 29, 2020
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        Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD

        Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD

        9 Shenhong Road, Hongqiao CBD, Shanghai, Shanghai
           
          4.4 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very nice hotel. Service was only ok though as they seem

          Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai - a concept by Hyatt CA $219
          Reviewed on Nov. 13, 2019
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          Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai - a concept by Hyatt

          Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai - a concept by Hyatt

          88 Songshan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Excellent! Well worth staying at! Great location!

            Grand Hyatt Shanghai CA $215
            Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2020
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            Grand Hyatt Shanghai

            Grand Hyatt Shanghai

            88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai
               
              4.5 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Professional and friendly staff. Convenience to transport.

              Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview CA $137
              Reviewed on Nov. 7, 2019
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              Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview

              Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview

              333 Guang Zhong Road West, Jing'an District, Shanghai, Shanghai
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                We like to hotel a lot and this is the second time we've stayed here. Although it's a bit far from where most of our activities were, we found it to be value for money. Highly recommend it.

                Hyatt On The Bund CA $181
                Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2020
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                Hyatt On The Bund

                Hyatt On The Bund

                199 Huang Pu Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Good view of the Bund from our room. Spacious & consistence good services from reception, to room services, restaurants, bell boy, etc. Except amenities in room. Tea & coffee were not replenished. And basis items are not provided unless you request. Housekeeping needs improvement, We check out for ...

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