From dim sum breakfasts to seafood feasts, mountaintop Buddha statues to rooftop bars — Hong Kong was made for long weekends! With our ultimate guide, you’ll ride the Star Ferry on your city day and a cable car on your island day. Get active with a hike on your outdoor day and walk around markets on your shopping day. Activities range from cycling to horseracing, and alfresco dining and drinks encompass street stalls, beachfront restaurants, glamourous rooftop bars and even a ‘pier-top’ bar.
Ride the Airport Express into Central and connect to your hotel. Once you drop your bags and freshen up, it’s time to explore the city. Make your way to Central’sterminus and hop on the century-old Peak Tram to scale steep inclines as the tramcar climbs high above the city. Take in stunning views at — Hong Kong Island’s highest point — before having a nosey in .
Grab a taxi to— the tallest building in Hong Kong — and have a pre-dinner drink at — the highest bar in the world. After taking in the striking views through floor to ceiling windows, head back to Tsim Sha Tsui and tuck in to classic Peking duck at Spring Deer, or fusion flavours in an exclusive old- world setting at China Tang. Spend the rest of your evening on Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Tsa Tsui’s counter to Central’s Lan Kwai Fong, or make your way to in Mong Kok, a local hangout that welcomes tourists with dartboards, dice games and beers by the bucket.
Hop on the MTR to Tung Chung and ride the cable car to Ngong Ping Village. Browse the shops in this retro-inspired tourist town, and then walk across to the foot of The Big Buddha and ascend the steps to the 34-metere-high statue.
Cycle to Pui O to have dinner and watch the sunset. Rest and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere before you work off your meal pedalling back to Mui Wo Pier to return your bicycle and take the ferry to Central. Take in bustling(LKF) and on a Saturday night — the beating heart of Hong Kong’s nightlife.
Take your winnings and grab a taxi to Sai Kung — famed for its seafood — to enjoy a waterfront dinner at Sing Kee Seafood. One of the many restaurants lining the harbour, Sing Kee Seafood is a favourite among regulars. It’s a one-Michelin-star spot that not only dishes out incredible from-the-deep-delights, but is just as famous for its crispy chicken. Once you’re satiated, make your way back to Hong Kong Island and grab an alfresco nightcap at's swanky rooftop bar in Wan Chai (after a quick change), or Pier 3 Bar in Central where beers are cheap as chips and snacks are greasy and decadent.
Make your way to Wan Chai for lunch at Kam’s Roast Goose to enjoy this one-Michelin-star Hong Kong staple, or at Under Bridge Spicy Crab, literally located under a bridge and popular for its delicious crab smothered in spicy peppers. Next, it’s time to shop for gadgets at Wan Chai Computer Centre, where you’ll find not only computers and laptops, but phones, cameras and pretty much every gadget imaginable.
For final souvenir shopping, head to Yau Ma Tei, whereand sell everything from ‘I love Hong Kong’ t-shirts to knock-offs and vintage trinkets. Grab a quick dinner of street snacks at Dundas Street, ranging from Hong Kong classics to favourites from across Asia, or sit down to a simple dish at Mido Cafe, a humble cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style diner) that feels like something out of a vintage Hong Kong movie. Connect from the MTR to the Airport Express and arrive back at the airport for your flight out.