50 things to do in Shanghai

Shanghai's best restaurants, bars, sights, attractions, shopping and more

The best things to do in Shanghai: see the best of the city with our Shanghai bucket list of 50 things you have to do before you leave the city, including the best restaurants, bars, sights, attractions, shopping, museums and more.

Activities & Attractions
Things to do

Activities & Attractions

Ride the Pearl Tower's roller coster, tour the city by sidecar and more

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Food & Drink
Things to do

Food & Drink

Snack on Xiaolong bao, Champagne brunches, streetfood and fine dining

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Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture

Shanghai's best galleries, opera, heritage architecture, Art Deco and more

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Shopping & Style
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Shopping & Style

Chinese designers, traditional homewares, retro memorabilia and more

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Music & Nightlife
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Music & Nightlife

Local gigs, Shanghai jazz, KTV, clubbing like a local and stand up comedy

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Activities & Attractions

Ride the rollercoaster at the Pearl Tower
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Ride the rollercoaster at the Pearl Tower

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Head to a water town
Travel

Head to a water town

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Watch a bird singing contest in Guilin Park
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Watch a bird singing contest in Guilin Park

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See a Shanghai Derby
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See a Shanghai Derby

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Check out an offbeat museum
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Check out an offbeat museum

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Take a trip on the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
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Take a trip on the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

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Get on your bike
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Get on your bike

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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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Arts & Culture

Take in Shanghai's Art Deco architecture
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Take in Shanghai's Art Deco architecture

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Explore disappearing old Shanghai
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Explore disappearing old Shanghai

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Take a trip to Shanghai Film Studios
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Take a trip to Shanghai Film Studios

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Music & Nightlife

Watch the old Peace Hotel jazz band
Music

Watch the old Peace Hotel jazz band

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Club it like a local
Visiting Shanghai

Club it like a local

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See a local gig
Music

See a local gig

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See a stand up show
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See a stand up show

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Food & Drink

Snack on xiaolong bao
Restaurants & Cafés

Snack on xiaolong bao

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Eat at a 4D restaurant
Restaurants & Cafés

Eat at a 4D restaurant

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Eat on Shouning Lu food street
Restaurants & Cafés

Eat on Shouning Lu food street

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Drink a Shaoxing Cavalry at Yuan
Bars & Clubs

Drink a Shaoxing Cavalry at Yuan

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Shopping & Style

Invest in Chinese fashion
Shopping

Invest in Chinese fashion

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Get some classic tailoring
Shopping

Get some classic tailoring

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Pick up some modern ceramics
Shopping

Pick up some modern ceramics

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Shanghai's best shops
Shopping

Shanghai's best shops

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