Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai is and has always been China’s most Westernized city. Luxury shopping, a trendy nightlife scene, and renowned dining options are all at your disposal.
  • The People’s Square promises an authentic social experience. Regard locals as they gather to practice tai chi, take leisurely strolls, and fly kites. The city’s main square welcomes everyone.
  • Xiaolongbao is a famous soup dumpling that is not to be missed. You can find it on any list of must-eats in Shanghai.
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An International Metropolis

Famous for its iconic skyline, Shanghai is quickly becoming one of the most traveled to destinations in the world. China’s largest and most affluent city blends countless cultures, encourages advancement, and honors enduring traditions. Take time to admire flawlessly manicured gardens and stately colonial architecture. Water towns and museums are worthy of your attention, as well. Forever a trailblazer in the world of fashion and design, Shanghai is also considered to be a top destination for fine dining and sophisticated shopping. The modernized metropolis is booming and other Asian city heavy-hitters like Hong Kong and Singapore are taking notice.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
  • Population
    24 Million +
  • Language
  • Currency
    Chinese Yuan
  • Chinese New Year
    Week-long national holiday

Destination Highlights


  • Forecasting Your Shanghai Vacation

    Shanghai is a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid with frequent and unpredictable thunderstorms. Rain gear should always be on your packing list. Fall is a pleasant season with sunny days and mild temperatures. Winter tends to be cold and cloudy. Keep in mind that the wind chill factor coupled with humidity can be quite bitter. Spring brings warm, humid days and tends to be the best time to visit.


Map of Shanghai

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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