Shanghai in a weekend



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Have a limited amount of time in Shanghai? Then don't waste your time with hotel recommendations, pamphlets and bus tours to nowhere. Shanghai is a versatile and easy to navigate city. Print this guide for your weekend trip and you'll see the city's highlights, best food and tip top drinks without missing anything important.

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Day 1 - Shanghai


Start the day with Tai Chi on the Bund at sunrise. After a lively exercise with the locals, jump on a morning river cruise. Though more lively at night, the cruise early morning is a delight. Grab brunch at Bon Ami Cafe then head to Yu Gardens. If you skip anything, don't make it this! Yu Gardens is the local heart of the city, and a prime place for buying trinkets, people watching and absorbing local culture. Afterward, go to Jing'an Temple. The temple itself is astonishing, you can also take an hour or so to walk around the district before dinner. Dongbeiren is a local's favorite. Give it a try. Its is both dinner and a show. After you eat, walk along HuaiHai Rd, where you can find any number of bars, pubs, ice cream and window shopping. Follow this with a relaxing drink at Cotton's or Face bar, and then head to the fabulous Jin Mao Tower and check into the Hyatt. If you are only in Shanghai for a weekend, splurge on this hotel above all others. The view from your window will be worth it.


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Morning Tai Chi

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Location:

Zhongshan Dong Lu
Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6333 2226 (Tourist Information)


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Huangpu River Cruise

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Location:

239 Second Eastern Zhong Shan Road
(Exterior Zone, Eastern Jin Ling Road)
200002 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6374 4461


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Bon Ami Cafe

Location:

380 Xing Guo Lu
200052 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6280 8399


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Yu Gardens

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Location:

Zhongshan South Road & Renmen Road
200000 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6355 5032


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Jing'an Temple

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Location:

1686 west nanjing road jing an district
Jing An (corner of Huashan Lu)
200040 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6256 6366


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Dongbei Ren

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Location:

1 Shanxi Nan Road
Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 5228 9898


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Huai Hai Road

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Location:

Hai Hai Road & Shirmen er Road
200001 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6333 2226 (Tourist Information)


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Face

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Location:

Building 4, 118 Rui Jin Er Road
Ruijin Guesthouse
200020 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6472 5222
fax: +86 21 6415 8913


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Cotton Club

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Location:

Fùxing Xi Lù 8
Huáihai Zhong Lù
200031 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6437 7110


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Jin Mao Tower

Location:

88 Shi Ji (Century) Boulevard
200121 Shanghai, China


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Grand Hyatt Shanghai

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Location:

88 Century Boulevard, Jin Mao Tower
Pudong New Area
200121 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 5049 1234
fax: 86 21 5049 1111


Day 2 - Shanghai


Watch the sunrise from your Jin Mao hotel room and have them cater in breakfast in bed for you. Continue to pamper yourself with one of China's famous massages. Then, walk off the massage in Pudong, Shanghai's modern development, and check out the Pearl Tower, Century Park and the nearby architecture. Afterward, hop on the subway, line 2, and head to People's Square. From here you can find the Shanghai Museum and other sites. Since you only have the weekend, this museum is our top pick. Another local dining experience at Shanghai Ren Jia and then off to see a converted hutong (alley-way village) at Taikang Rd. You'll wander for hours in this maze of small buildings, and can easily spend the day here if you are not careful. Dine at Di Shui Dong for a continuation of the local cuisine then walk off the calories by heading back to People's Square. From here, walk along Nanjing Road. This is Shanghai's most famous night street, and you'll find all manner of entertainment. Relax with a drink at Bar Rouge or Glamour Bar on the Bund and watch the boats go up and down the river as you sip. Walking the Bund at night is a treat, but the lights turn on at 7 and off at 10, so make so you don't miss it! From the Bund you can catch a ferry or cab directly back to the Hyatt for another evening with a great view.


1

Shanghai JC Mandarin Spa

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Location:

1225 Nanjing Xi Lu
Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel
200040 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6279 1888
fax: 86 21 6279 1822


2

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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Location:

1 Shiji Dadao
Lu Jia Zui Road
200120 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 5879 1888


3

Shanghai Museum

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Location:

201 Renmin Da Dao
People's Sq., Huangpu District
200003 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6372 3500


4

Shanghai Ren Jia

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Location:

41 Yunnan Zhong Lu
by Yan An Lu
200040 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6351 3060 x531


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TaiKang Road

Location:

TaiKang Road
Tai Kang Lu
200025 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: +86 21 2311 5527 (Tourist Information)


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Di Shui Dong

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Location:

2/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu
Near Changle Lu
200020 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6253 2689


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People's Square

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Location:

Ren Min Street
200003 Shanghai, China


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Nanjing Road

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Location:

Nanjing Central Road
200002 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6333 2226 (Tourist Information)


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Bar Rouge

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Location:

18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
7/F, Bund 18
200002 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6339 1199


10

Glamour Bar (The)

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Location:

6F, 5 Guangdong Lu
near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (The Bund)
Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: 86 21 6350 9988
fax: 86 21 6329 3751


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The BUND

Location:

Zhongshan South Road & Nanjing Road
200002 Shanghai, China

Contact:

tel: +86 21 23115527 (Tourist Information)


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