72 Hours in The Exciting City of Hong Kong
The vibrant, densely populated city of Hong Kong is an exciting place to visit! The urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyline dominated by huge sky scrapers, for example the I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.
This is where people come to experience the bustling city’s vibrant culture, delicious food and of course shopping! The Temple Street Night Market is particularly popular amongst visitors, but there are so many more great spots to discover. And we will help you find them!
So pack your bags, and get ready for another 72 hour adventure, this time to Southeastern China, Hong Kong!
We all know one of the funnest things to do when traveling is checking in to your vacation hotel! This is the place you’ll return to every day and reminisce about your wonderful experiences. This next hotel is the perfect place to do just that. The Mira Hong Kong is located in Tsim She Tsui which is the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial, shopping, dining and entertainment district, overlooking the lush Kowloon Park few minutes walk from the Star Ferry. It is perfectly located close to all the action, and the hotel is chic and stylish, so you’ll live in class while spending your time in Hong Kong.
Following your check in, it is time to go explore some of the great shopping in Hong Kong. As a little contrast to some of the major busy markets where you can hardly move, Stanley Market is one of the very best alternatives. This is a must-go place where you will find an array of little shops selling silk garments, art, jewelry and of course great souvenirs. And if you’re hungry for some lunch their many restaurants are extremely popular amongst all the locals!
Following a good day of shopping head to The Madhouse Taproom. Located in the heart of Mong Kok, Kowloon city district. You can go here to find new and unique craft beer and craft cider. With 20 draft taps and a bottled section from around the world you are bound to find a delicious drink to enjoy while chilling in a cool setting. What better way to start off your vacay!
If you want to feel a little adrenaline this first day in Hong Kong you could also head to Hong Kong’s Happy Valley Racecourse. This is a great spot to have some fun and win some cash. Make sure to hop over on a Wednesday for themed entertainment featuring the thrill of live horse racing while enjoying some talented live bands and various performers and a boatload of games. Beer Garden, as it is aptly named, is an awesome area by the trackside to enjoy the festivities all night long with tons of beers alongside international and local dishes. Happy Wednesday, as it is known is the perfect place to spend some hours doing something different in the city centre!
Dinner time, and we weren’t lying when we said you’ll get some delicious food in Hong Kong! Start your dining experience with Wooloomooloo. You can choose either Wooloomooloo Prime or Wooloomooloo Steak house. Both are fantastic! The Steakhouse is occupying the 31st Floor and rooftop of The Hennessy, and it encompasses an exclusive 270-degree view of Happy Valley, Victoria Harbor and the Wan Chai metropolitan district. This is a spectacular place to eat in an open-air rooftop or in the dining room downstairs. The food is magical too! If you would rather visit Wooloomooloo Prime (although we suggest you make time for both on your trip) it is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui’s commercial district on the top floor of The ONE shopping mall with a wonderful view of the streets below and a stunning backdrop of the island skyline.
Your second day in Hong Kong has begun. And how about starting it with a lovely swim at the SCAA Swimming Pool? Open all days of the week they have a heated ten 50m lanes swimming pool, a heated 25m lames training pool and also an outdoor diving pool. The area has multiple other club house facilities, so it could be a fun, different and not to mention active way to start your second day in the city.
After a swim, time for a filling, tasty meal, head to Rummin’ Tings. This is a super cool Caribbean inspired bar and restaurant right in the heart of central Hong Kong. The food is an interpretation of Caribbean style street food and home cooking inspired from Jamaica and Trinidad as well as other West Indian islands. Their lunch is just delicious, and you can eat while sipping on their signature cocktails also inspired by exotic island flavours.
Perfect after a delicious meal is a delicious speciality coffee. To find that go to Café Sausalito. Here you get an opportunity to relax, learn and socialize amongst a global community. Every single cup of coffee is brewed with love and passion. On the weekends they often have live music, so this is absolutely a place to hang on your Hong Kong vacation.
It is time for dinner already! And tonight you are in for an incredible dining experience at Belon. Recently this restaurant earned a place on Asia‘s 50 Best Restaurants and the chef Daniel Calvert earned the title as Hong Kong Tatler’s “Best New Chef” award in 2018. This place is a neo-Parisian restaurant which is showcasing French-rooted, yet locally influenced, cooking. The food is simply divine, and the restaurant is a chic place to dine. This will be one of your Hong Kong highlights!
Let’s finish this splendid second day in Hong Kong with some awesome live music at The Wanch. This is a historic, international and completely unpretentious Music City with the best quality service and a wide range of excellent free live music. This is the perfect spot for a casual night of good music! They also host events like the H2 Music festival which is a 7 days music extravaganza, so make sure you try to time your visit in Hong Kong with this festival!
You might be wanting to try a different spot to sleep in Hong Kong as there are so many excellent hotels in town. Two spectacular ones to choose from is Hilton Garden Inn or Conrad Hong Kong. Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok is located in Kowloon’s shopping district right near the exciting night life and street bazars so it is an easy walk home after a night out. You can choose between beautiful garden or harbour view rooms. Conrad Hong Kong is another incredible hotel in town with first class service and located perfectly close to everything you need and want to see while in Hong Kong. The spectacular rooms have everything you need for a high-class stay and with 6 restaurants you also have plenty of meal options in the comfort of your hotel.
Continuing this third and last day in Hong Kong with lots of walking around the city as well as continuing some great shopping. While you wander around to different shops and markets to bring home cool gifts for yourself and friends, also do a stop at Bleak House Books. This is a cool indie bookshop that specializes in new and used English language books. But it is not just a book store, it is also a community place where book lovers and thinkers can take refugee from the bustling Hong Kong city!
For lunch today you’re in for another delicious treat. Find your way to Brass Spoon. They serve some awesome authentic Vietnamese street food that will make your day! It is a super casual place, so no reservations needed, just walk here and get ready to indulge. They even have two locations in town.
For another casual and local experience go to Drunkerland next. This is a really cool international bar in Tin Hau. They serve great local craft beer, but they also have beer from all over the world. And you can even get some pub food on the side. It is an excellent spot to hang with the locals in Hong Kong!
Tonight, head out for a fun and unique experience at Test Kitchen. You can choose to either go here to dine or go here to cook. At Test Kitchen, it is almost like a cooking community. They want to bring a great experience and opportunity to the chefs and diners where their goal is to discover talented chefs with a passion to cook food they love, and then give them a stage to share it with diners. Check out their website to book your perfect dining experience.
After this magical last evening at Test Kitchen continue the magic by heading to Bar de Luxe. This is the ideal last stop on your vacation. Bar de Luxe is a Japanese style cocktail bar with changing special drinks often based on seasonal fruits and ingredients. The bartender team is amazing, and the cocktails are just divine! It is a great spot to soak in the last vibrant atmosphere of the great Hong Kong.
This final evening has come to an end, and let’s really end it in style! For your last evening, maybe even longer, book a room at Madera Hollywood. This is a fantastic art hotel in Hong Kong with walls dominated by cool colours and paintings of familiar famous faces. Madera Hollywood has 38 one bedroom suites, all vibrant in colour and absolutely beautiful and comfortable. This is a truly stylish place to spend your nights in Hong Kong for sure!
Oh no, these 72 hours in Hong Kong are over, and we know you could have stayed forever! There is much more to do and see, and absolutely more to eat and drink, so do make sure this isn’t your last time visiting wonderful Hong Kong!