What are the five best things to do near Grand Hyatt Shanghai?

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Grand Hyatt Shanghai is located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, a few blocks from a Metro station and within easy reach of nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Here are the five best things to do near Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Grand Hyatt Shanghai:

1. Take in the view. One of the best things to do near Grand Hyatt Shanghai doesn’t involve leaving the hotel. Grand Hyatt is inside Shanghai’s second tallest building, the 88-floor Art Deco Jin Mao Tower, occupying floors 53 to 87. Every single window of the hotel offers staggering vistas of the city — so much so that you can catch a different angle of Shanghai nearly every day you’re in town.

2. Walk along the Bund. The Bund, on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River, houses Shanghai’s richest collection of historical architecture, including colonial, Art Deco and neo-classical buildings. It’s lovely during the day when the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing the buildings’ red flags, and it’s even more of a sight at night, when each building is lit up.

3. Eat everything. Eating is a national pastime in China, and every province boasts its own unique cuisine (though there is some crossover). Shanghainese food is sweet, while food from northern Dongbei is hearty and Cantonese fare is light. Our suggestions? Try everything. There are loads of restaurants in Lujiazui, near the entrance to Grand Hyatt Shanghai, and the concierge can give you some recommendations.

4. Walk around Lujiazui. Now Shanghai’s financial hub, it was mostly farmland just two decades ago. As you meander around ogling the skyscrapers, try and imagine how the area looked 20 years ago.

5. Take a Huangpu River cruise. There’s a ferry docking station a stone’s throw from Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Grand Hyatt Shanghai, and the concierge can give you directions to get down there. Taking the Huangpu River cruise at night will give you a feel for the two different sides of Shanghai — and with all the buildings lit up, you’ll get great night shots.

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