Romantic Things to Do in Shanghai
There’s a reason Shanghai is called the Paris of the East. With it sleek architecture, contemporary culture, and a heady mix of old and new, Shanghai is super romantic. Here are some of the best activities for couples.
Feel the Romance of the Bund
Plan an evening around the most romantic spot in Shanghai: the Bund. Start with an intimate dinner at a rooftop restaurant before listening to the smooth sounds of the Old Jazz Band. Take a stroll along the Bund hand-in-hand or hit up some of the swankiest bars and clubs in town. Whether you want to cozy up at one spot or hop around is up to you and your sweetheart.
Plan a Special Sightseeing Tour for Two
Explore the sights of Shanghai with just a guide for more intimate experience. Stroll leisurely through the Yuyuan Gardens; take in the history of the Old City; cycle tandem through the tree-lined French Concession; or enjoy panoramic views from the skyscrapers of Pudong.
Cruise the Huangpu River
Enjoy the romance of being on the water during a Huangpu River cruise. Time your cruise for sunset or evening time for the most atmospheric views. Some cruises include dinner, live entertainment, and a bar to purchase drinks but, for a truly decadent experience, charter a luxury yacht or opt for a package that includes a ticket to an acrobatics show or the Chinese Opera.
Savor the Flavors
They say that the way to the heart is through the stomach. Test out that theory on a food tour of local delicacies, or turn up the heat in the kitchen during a private cooking class, where you can learn to make local favorites such as dumplings and wontons.