Destination guide

Travel to historical Shanghai

Come and experience Shanghai and its museums, temples and history. Renowned for its shopping, sightseeing and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Shanghai Museum and Former Shanghai French Concession. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Shanghai

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Shanghai a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great World Entertainment Center (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Shanghai Circus World (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Changfeng Ocean Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Hongqiao Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Shanghai

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shanghai is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Bund (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Yu Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Renmin Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Yanzhong Guangchang Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Huangpu Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Shanghai

Fly into Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao Intl.), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.), which is 20.3 mi (32.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Shanghai by catching a ride on the metro at People's Square Station, Dashijie Station or Xinzha Road Station.

Where to stay near Shanghai?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 50 holiday rentals near Shanghai. From 36 Condos/Apartments to 8 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shanghai for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Shanghai?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Shanghai. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Huangpu: 21 holiday rentals
  • Shanghai New International Expo Centre: 51 holiday rentals
  • Jing'an: 16 holiday rentals
  • The Bund: 51 holiday rentals
  • Pudong New District: 49 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Shanghai! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Shanghai?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Shanghai. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shanghai New International Expo Centre: 51 holiday rentals
  • The Bund: 51 holiday rentals
  • Century Park: 51 holiday rentals
  • Grand Gateway: 51 holiday rentals
  • Shanghai Circus World: 50 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shanghai listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.