I hadn’t been to Shanghai in a few years, so I took the chance to join my husband on his 4-day work trip. I was lucky to have made the flight! Shanghai is much more cosmopolitan than Beijing (in my opinion). Summer is very warm and humid–even in the beginning of June it was in the mid-80s and stifling.
Admittedly, I know I am missing out on good food in Shanghai, defaulting to Taiwanese dumplings and Japanese ramen. I’ll have to go back, because I do remember having some great meals on my last work trip.
Din Tai Fung: Many locations around town.
Ajisen Ramen: Our jetlag recovery dinner on Nanjing road when we arrived. It was the first thing that looked good.
Walk along the Huangpu River and take a 20 cent cruise across it.
People’s Park: especially in the morning to watch people working out and synchro dancing, as well as beating themselves against trees (yes, this is a thing).
Nanjing Road: It’s great for evening people watching, as I found the synchro dancers, karaoke masters, and small trains pretty hilarious to watch.
Marriott Hotel City Centre: Comfortable, standard Marriott, close to everything.