Do you have friends and family visiting Shanghai soon? Yes. You probably do.
They might let you take care of planning their trip, but did they also mention that they want to see EVERYTHING?
Although we LOVE having people to stay, sometimes it can get a bit...much.
Don't sweat it! We've put together a weekend guide that takes care of everything: where to visit, what to eat, which shows to see, and how to get around, including a CITY PASS
that gives your access to 4 attractions
of your choice. You can even stay home while your guests fill their boots with everything the city has to offer!
But after reading this, you'll probs wanna go with them cuz this list is pretty sweet...
Get Around with The Dolphin City Pass
See the city your way! This new 247 Dolphin City Pass gives you access to Shanghai's world famous attractions and some of the best siteseeing around, including a choice of 2 great bus tours, the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Yu Garden, and a Huangpu River Cruise (no reservation needed).
And guess what?! You save 25%! Perfect if you have guests in town, for a family day out, to give as a gift, or if you just want to see the city from a different perspective. Check out of site for full details on how the pass works!
Check out all The Dolphin City Pass has to offer...
Cruise Down the Huangpu River
There's only one way to see views of both the Bund and Pudong simultaneously, and that's on the Huangpu River Cruise. Get ready to sail out of the century-old pier and be amazed by the clashing of Eastern and Western architecture on the two banks.
Explore Yu Garden
This classical Southern Yangtze garden is a must-see in Shanghai. You can walk on the Zigzag Bridge, grab traditional Chinese street food, see the City God Temple, and your guests can shop for souveniers!
Hop On a Double-Decker
If you want to opt for a chill tour around the city, the Bus Tour Shanghai and City Sightseeing Tour are two great ways to hit the Shanghai's major attractions. A total of 14 routes take you to different areas including the French Concession, the Bund, and the crowded Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street.
See The City From Top of Its Landmarks
Shoot up to the transparent sightseeing rooms of the Oriental Pearl Tower
or whizz to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
The panoramic view of the city is breathtaking from both of these world famous towers, and you'll get some KILLER Instagram ops.
Oriental Pearl Tower can also be booked individually HERE
Shanghai World Financial Center can also be booked individually HERE
4 world famous attractions in 7 days
Walk Outside of Jinmao Tower
Now we've got your attention! That's right - you can climb out of the Jinmao Tower at 340M high and walk on the narrow platform around the building. Experience what's it like to be Spiderman (with protections of course) and show everyone who gosh-darned brave you really are. Bonus points if you get a photo where you don't look totally petrified.
Jin Mao Tower Skywalk & Afternoon Tea
From ¥88 (Adult - Observation Deck Only)
Try Traditional Chinese Food & Wine
Bet you've never tried Xinjiang food with organic Xinjiang wine before? Are we right? Bring a buddy to Xibo next Wednesday with an empty stomach and enjoy some awesome entrèes, a big plate of chicken, and whole roasted lamb! There will be champagne, red wine, and Moscato served with each course - so gānbēi, people!
10-Course Dinner incl. Wine
YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. 10 COURSES INCLUDING WINE!
Shanghai is famous for its abundance of nighttime eats. If you don’t know where to go, make sure to join the Shanghai Night Eats Tour and try cuisines from all over China with other food lovers!
Shanghai Night Eats Meeting Location
September - August 31
Check Out a Cool Exhibition
Shanghai has some of the most futuristic exhibitions rocking through this Blade Runner-esque city of ours. Among them is Room V, a virtual reality exhibition that takes you backstage of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, to swim with sharks and travel in interstellar space. Weird and awesome, right?
Modern Art Museum
May 23 - June 24
DOBOKU is another super interesting exhibition you'll want to check out. It got huge praise when first displayed in Tokyo, and combines original artworks from Japan with local civil engineering projects, showcasing the design and construction behind the indispensible facilities in our lives. It's also very insta-worthy!
Modern Art Museum
Mar 31 - June 24
Catch a Show Before It's Gone
Mathew Borne's Cinderella is set in London during the World War II, adding a wartime romance twist to the classical fairy tale.The choreography and the dazzling costumes will blow your mind, so don't miss out on this fairytale come to life!
Shanghai Culture Square
August 16 - August 19
The broadway smash-hit KINKY BOOTS is coming to Shanghai! The show has won just about every major Best Musical Award - not to mention it's a Tony Award winning cast! The musical is only on for 10 days so definitely see it while you have the chance!
Shanghai Culture Square
July 11 - July 22