Welcome to this edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Hong Kong.
The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of travel tips and stories shared by others around the web.
We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to go travel and visit Hong Kong. If you have already been to Hong Kong, please share a tip in the comments down below!
Exploring Hong Kong
Hong Kong remains a competitive and independent city, consistently ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. But don’t take our word for it. Here are 10 things this great city does better than anywhere else.
But if you really want to compare the soul of Hong Kong to that of another Western place, it’s not New York or London. The city of Hong Kong may rub shoulders with New York and London, but its feet still dangle in the brackish water of a sultry, southern port
Travel guidebooks are so safe. Yawn. Here is a list of stuff to do in Hong Kong that keeps even those born and bred in the city excited about being here every single day. From daredevil sampan rides to a really big bird cage to lowering the degree of separation between you and an Olympic gold medallist — you’ll need more than a couple of days in Hong Kong to do it all.
Doing Hong Kong in a hurry? Here’s your first reference point for things to do while you’re here.
Manda, from Break The Sky, is originally from Hong Kong and makes regular return visits to see her family. There’s so much Hong Kong has to offer, but she did her very best to highlight some of her favorite things about the city.
5 Unexpected Things to Do in Hong Kong
The iconic Hong Kong skyline is among the most recognizable in the world. As a result, many often equate Hong Kong with teetering monuments of steel and glass. But much in the same way that the Manhattan skyline belies low-lying and culturally diverse neighborhoods, so too does Hong Kong hide numerous unexpected surprises. But unlike New York, Hong Kong’s compact dimensions means natural beauty or bohemian neighborhoods are rarely more than an hour jaunt from the skyscrapers of the city center.
- GUIDE TO SHOPPING IN HONG KONG
- Planning a Trip to Hong Kong Disneyland
- The bookworm’s guide to Hong Kong
- HONG KONG NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE: MUST VISIT AREAS OF HONG KONG
Your First visit to Hong Kong
- 9 Top Tips for Your First Visit to Hong Kong
- Hong Kong: Top Tips for First Timers
- First Time in Hong Kong? 5 Must See Sites
- Guide to First Time Hong Kong Visitors on Budget Trip
Guide to eating in Hong Kong
Whether it’s fine French wines or molecular mixology, Hong Kong is no stranger when it comes to picking up on the latest nightlife trends — the newest being bars with extensive, specialist menus comprised entirely of gin.
That many-armed animal that is Hong Kong cuisine can be essentially experienced in four types of meals
After first visiting Hong Kong as a MasterChef contestant, I knew one day I would return with my family. Even though during my first visit, I experienced little except the chaos and fun of the competition, I knew my boys would love this fun-filled city.
Saving Money on travel in Hong Kong
- Ten Things To Do In Hong Kong For Free
- Free Things to Do in Hong Kong
- How to Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip
For places to stay in Hong Kong choose from the largest range of hotels, apartments, and guesthouses with our partner Booking.com. You get free cancellation on most rooms, and in most cases, you only pay when you stay.
Visiting Hong Kong with family
People are familiar with Hong Kong’s shopping and even its Michelin-starred dim sum, but confusion sets in when it comes to entertaining the kids in Asia’s World City. The truth is that though it’s not a large destination, being in Hong Kong with kids is easy.
With several years of road-tested experience of my own toddlers and hordes of visitors with kids of all ages, here are a few of the highlights, assuming a fairly short stay of a few days to a week.
For a first overseas trip for the whole family, Hong Kong was an excellent experience. The trip has made me realise it is do-able for us to travel overseas as a family and enjoy it. There was still much more for us to see in Hong Kong and I would love to go back with the kids!
This year’s trip to HK was different as we had a baby (who was a mere 3 months old then!)…AND we survived…AND rebooked our flights to spend another week in HK so it must have been good!
Here are 10 tips for travelling in Hong Kong with babies and young children
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invited readers to pitch us ideas, and we sent five of them on assignment. This writer, her husband, and their two kids headed to Hong Kong for a week.
One of the great things about Hong Kong is that children of all ages will be as excited as their mums and dads with all that’s on offer. Here are seven of the best things to do as a family.
Plan Your Trip to Hong Kong
We’ve been traveling consistently for 17 years and have come to rely on a few trusted websites that save us money and time when booking accommodation, flights, and car rental. Below are our preferred partners:
- Booking.com has over 500 properties in Hong Kong including hotels, apartments, and guesthouses. You get free cancellation on most rooms and a best price guarantee.
- Skyscanner is a comparison website that searches millions of flights. Once you find your best deal, book directly through the airline (no extra fees).
- RentalCars.com is the world’s biggest car rental booking service that compares all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, and Europcar.
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