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Any time of the year at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is an experience to remember, but spring and fall are Shanghai’s peak visiting times. Temperatures in the winter (a typical wet Shanghai winter can be surprisingly cold) and humidity in the summer may be a bit too much for some. But fall and spring offer more temperate weather and overall activity citywide.
If you’re traveling on business, several of the city’s main events, including delegations and a major trade show, take place at in these high-trafficked seasons. Those traveling in the fall — particularly around early October — should be aware of National Day Golden Week, a holiday that marks the founding of the country. Shanghai, being a popular domestic destination, is often packed with visitors and millions of Chinese traveling nationwide and overseas during this time. Your plans should be made carefully and as far in advance as possible.