Need Weekend Activity Ideas in HK?
With so many fabulous experiences on offer, it can be hard to whittle it down to the best of the best (trust us, it’s been a challenge). To help, we’ve put together your go-to list of the top weekend activities to keep yourself entertained in this lively city
Explore culture at Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art
With an expansive courtyard, surrounded by 16 historical colonial-era buildings and leafy trees, the cultural wonder of Tai Kwun cannot be missed. Complemented by art galleries and various restaurants and bars (all with a good few happy hours to boot), you can revel in world-class exhibitions and performances or spend the afternoon sipping cocktails in the midst of the stunning historical surroundings.
Tai O Fishing Village
Home to the Tanka ‘boat people’ for more than 200 years, residing in traditional bamboo houses, balanced on stilts above the water, Tai O Fishing Village offers a peaceful, idyllic escape. Offering a calming contrast to city life, wander through the charming village on foot or hop on a boat tour before enjoying traditional food at one of the quaint restaurants.
Be amazed by the Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)
Take a trip on the all-glass cable car to soak in the wondrous views of surrounding mountains, before being astounded by the largest outdoor seated buddha in the world, encompassing a grand 268 steps to the top. Sitting within the renowned Po Lin Monastery, guests can explore one of the world’s most important Buddhist sanctums and learn about the incredible religion and its history.
Cocktails with a view at the world’s highest bar
It is undeniable that Hong Kong’s skyscrapers make for jaw-dropping views, but the magnificent sights from Ozone take it to the next level. Sitting on the 118th floor of the ICC, as part of the Hong Kong Ritz Carlton, it is the world’s highest bar, at which you can enjoy a mouth-watering selection of cocktails, expansive wine list and unobstructed views of both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Relax and unwind in peaceful Sai Kung
If you fancy relaxing on white sand beaches, being thrilled by water sports in a crystal-clear sea, hiking with views of sweeping green mountains or just sitting back at a small eatery and tasting delicious local delights, a trip to Sai Kung is essential. Truly emulating the beauty of a city with it all, when chilling out on this tranquil island it is hard to believe you are in Hong Kong and not the Philippines.
Take rides on Hong Kong’s iconic forms of transport
Walking around the city is the ideal way to find the gems hidden within the cobbled streets and expansive parks, but transport here offers so much more than a way to get from A to B. Take a ride on the quirky trams, an efficient and exciting way to explore the city, and when it comes to crossing over from the island to Kowloon, head onto the renowned Star Ferry to soak in some of the best views of Hong Kong’s awe-inspiring skyline.
Experience a thrill at Ocean Park
Whether you are looking for an adrenaline kick on one of the head-spinning rides or to interact with adorable penguins, dolphins and seals up close, Ocean Park is a day out that all ages can enjoy. A varied mix between fun in the water and on the land, discover the vast array of experiences and attractions on offer.