Shanghai is without question a party city. But once the hangover kicks in and your feet are sore from dancing the night away, you may be looking for an alternative to pass your weekend. Listed here are ten great spots to have fun outside of the bars, clubs and discos in the Pearl of the Orient.
1) Big E View In Map
This indoor amusement park is becoming quite popular these days. It has black light mini golf, air hockey, foosball, laser tag, billiards and other fun activities that’ll bring out your inner child. Warning, this is still Shanghai and there is an open bar in case you can’t resist; watch out for their All-You-Can-Drink All-You-Can-Play nights.
Add: B2/F, World Plaza, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongcheng Lu, Shanghai
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 12:00-02:00; Sat-Sun, 10:00-02:00
2) Cooking Classes at the Kitchen AtView In Map
Stay clear of greasy pub grub and midnight munchies to create your own culinary masterpiece with the assistance of some of the city’s top chefs. Check their website to see what international or local cuisine is cooking up the day you plan on going. Classes cost about 300 RMB per person.
Add: 3/F, 20, Lane 383, Xiangyang Nanlu, near Yongjia Lu, Shanghai
3) Daoshun ArcheryView In Map
The perfect place for beginners and future Olympians alike, Daoshun allows you to test your midlevel might against your friends to find out who the best archer in town is.
Add: 3/F, 699 Fuxing East Rd, near Henan Nan Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6473 6819
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 12:00-01:00; Sat-Sun, 09:00-1:00
4) Stampede Karting View In Map
Rev your engines! This is Shanghai’s best go-karting arena and the largest in all of Asia. It looks like a racetrack stuck inside a futuristic discotheque, and the trance jams enforce this notion, but that’s definitely a good thing. If you don’t believe me check out their website to see the video advertisement.
Address: Section C, Basement, 1288 Zhenguang Lu, near Meichuan Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6139 5095
Opening hours: Daily, 11:00-02:00
5) Orden Bowling View In Map
There are a few bowling alleys opening up in Shanghai, but this one is a strike. Plus it is located on Hengshan Rd next to some good party spots, making it the perfect place to either A) pregame B) postgame or C) just have a fun night of bowling. They also have pool tables and it’s opened 24/7.
Add: 3/F, 10 Hengshan Lu, near Gao’an Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6474 6666
Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours
6) Ice Skating at Champion Rink View In Map
Located in the heart of Jing’an District, Champion Rink is the most convenient (and one of the only) places in town to shred up the ice. It’s opened year-round and they have skates available for big Western feet.
Add: 68, Lane 2, Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Zhong Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6358 4983
Opening hours: Daily, 09:30-22:00
7) Yiqinxing Indoor Skiing View In Map
If ice skating wasn’t enough to cool you off on a hot and muggy Shanghai summer day, try hitting the slopes at this indoor skiing facility. It’s a bit out of town and the slopes are all modest greens for beginners, but if you’re just craving a piece of winter, this is it.
Add: 1835 Qixing Rd Xinzhuang, Shanghai
8) Sunny Beach at the Cool Docks View In Map
Skiing and ice skating ain’t your cup of oolong? For the beach bum, head to the manmade Sunny Beach at the Cool Docks. There are lounge chairs and a magnificent view of Pudong’s skyscrapers, and (best of all) it’s your best place to catch a tan without having to travel to Hainan. Try the trendy restaurants across the street at the Cool Docks for eats.
Address: 479 Zhongshan Nan Lu, Shanghai
OK, so massage parlors are EVERYWHERE in Shanghai, but as we all know the quality of most of them are quite under par for lack of a better term. Try Dragonfly for a relaxing evening instead. There are six branches across the city and you can rest assure that you’ll get a great massage at a reasonable price.
Website: Check website for the location nearest you, www.dragonfly.net.cn
10) Acrobatics Show View In Map
Take a break from debating football at the edge of the bar with complete strangers and check out this truly incredible acrobatics show. Now, you may be thinking “boring”, as I was before going, but trust me, this is one of the coolest shows I’ve ever seen! For astonishing acrobatics with a modern twist coupled with dizzying lights and electro jams, buy a ticket to ERA Intersection of Time at Shanghai Circus World. Thank me later.
Address: 2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, Shanghai
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