Destination guide

Travel to historic 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Shanghai a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling to and around Shanghai

Fly into Shanghai (SHA-Hongqiao Intl.), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. 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 traveling 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 around Shanghai?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 50 holiday lettings near Shanghai. From 35 Condos/Apartments to 9 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shanghai is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Songjiang: 15 holiday homes
  • Xuhui: 17 holiday homes
  • Dongchang Road Ferry Wharf: 50 holiday homes
  • Shanghai International Circuit: 42 holiday homes
  • Pudong New District: 49 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Shanghai! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Shanghai?

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

  • Dongchang Road Ferry Wharf: 50 holiday rentals
  • Shanghai International Circuit: 42 holiday rentals
  • North Bund Industrial Park of Hongkou: 50 holiday rentals
  • Century Park: 50 holiday rentals
  • Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone: 49 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shanghai listed on HomeAway 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 accommodations.