Even though there are countless ways to spend a weekend in Shanghai, sometimes we all need a change of scenery, right? Whether you're looking for a family getaway, a friends trip filled with adventure, or a romantic couples retreat, the area surrounding Shanghai is brimming with possibilities!
With nearby gems reached in as little as 25 minutes by high-speed train, we have prepared a list with some of our favorite trips nearby the metropolis. All tailored for that perfect weekend getaway!
You’ve probably heard a lot about Suzhou, and here’s why: ancient architecture, beautiful surroundings, a dreamy atmosphere… In fact, after over 2,500 years of history, ‘the Garden City’ has retained much of its original charm earning several spots on the UNESCO World Heritage list… And the best part? It is only 30 minutes away from Shanghai!
Where to stay? A place where tradition meets style!
Enter into a dazzling world at W Suzhou and its state-of–the art event venues for a world-class experience! And don’t forget to taste their renowned dining experience!
With the gleaming West Lake at its center flanked by rolling hills adorned with pagodas and dotted with tea fields, Hangzhou is the ideal spot to immerse yourself in some of China’s most fascinating traditions. And if all of that wasn’t enough, this picture-perfect destination awaits only 1 hour away from Shanghai!
Where to stay? Unleash your inner Zen in Amanfayun
Dreaming of reconnecting with your inner peace while exploring the city? Discover Amanfayun and wake up to the peace of a traditional tea village set among ancient temples… Simply unforgettable!
With the sweaty summer season almost here, it’s time to take a break from the concrete! Located 60km northeast of Hangzhou, Moganshan has reclaimed its reputation as one of the best retreats from Shanghai. What can you expect there? Beautiful bamboo groves, great hiking trails, fascinating rock formations, and more!
Where to stay? Take the experience to the next level at Naked Castle!
This spectacular Scottish castle is the ultimate choice to unplug yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly reconnect with nature.
Lying on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River, there’s something waiting to be discovered around every corner in Nanjing. It’s rich and impressive historical heritage includes the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and its surrounding forest area, the Confucius Temple, the over 600 years old City Wall and way more!
Where to stay? Add a sophisticated touch to your trip by staying at The Grand Mansion.
Perfectly combining a modern atmosphere with the city’s ancient charm, this hotel is just the right choice!
It’s time for a cool summer escape, right? Then a quick trip to this lake of '1,000' islands is all you need! This man-made reservoir offers way more than just a tranquil natural scenery. In fact, the lake is a popular diving spot for scuba enthusiasts, as below the surface lie the remains of two magnificent ancient cities. Let’s dive in?
Located in the scenic area, Ahn Luh adds the perfect touch from Ming/Qing Dynasties to its dreamy villas, creating a unique vibe to get the best out of your time in Qiandaohu.
Now that you know more about all the amazing places near Shanghai...
Do you feel the travel bug?