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The Best of Summer in Shanghai

A bit of nature (beaches, parks, and day trips!), and a little bit of culture... If you're planning a trip to Shanghai in the summer, you won't want to miss these highlights.
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1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200031
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a window into underwater environments around the world. Unlike other aquariums, their glass-topped tunnel takes you underwater and into the exhibit so you can walk along surrounded by fish, sharks and other marine...
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Century Park, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 201203
Covering 140 hectares (about one-half square mile), this is no small green space. Pack a picnic, grab a kite, and head over to Century Park for some space to run around, or simply to chill out and watch life go by. Open daily from 7am-6pm. 10 RMB...
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2588 Shentai Rd, Qingpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201714
For a surreal China experience, head out to Sun Island resorts just outside of the city. A pristine 18 hole course awaits you on this river island. And if you have kids, they'll love the water park here. You might want to pack a bag to spend the...
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Chongming Island, Chongming, China
A two-hour trek from downtown will bring you to China's third-largest island, Chongming. Considered a "national geological park," the island is a known nature escape for city residents. While you're there, check out the Chongming Museum, stroll...
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1-3 Maojiayuan Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200010
Right around the corner from the Waterhouse Hotel and the Cool Docks, you'll find Sunny Beach, a slice of sand bordering the river. With only a couple dozen chairs available, you might want to get here early to grab your space. While there isn't...
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Every June since 1993, Shanghai has held an International Film Festival. One of the largest in East Asia, it's a great event for movie lovers.