Before exploring Shanghai’s streets, start your day by scoping out the city’s layout from the 360-degree viewing floor of the Oriental Pearl. Dongtai Road is bursting with antique finds or visit the Wan Shang Flower and Bird Market to see the prized crickets behind China’s secret national sport. To shop, visit the artsy Tianzifang area in the former French Concession. Enjoy the slower pace of this area by wandering along its tree-lined avenues, and popping in and out of the one-of-a-kind shops, trendy cafes and mansions turned museums. To find a source of fragrant fresh air, pay a visit to the bonsai gardens and springtime blooms of the Shanghai Botanical Garden.
A great way to tour the city is by sidecar - Shanghai Insider offer customised rides around the city. A visit to Pǔdōng will have you craning your neck to take in the dazzling and dizzying architecture or zip to the top of towers, like Shànghǎi Tower and Jīnmào Tower, to put your love of heights to the test. Prefer views that come with a drink or two? Flair at The Ritz-Carlton is the highest rooftop bar in all of China, so it’s sure to be a night out you’ll never forget. From the streets to the skies, Shanghai has a staggering array of adventures to be had.