Hands up who’s ready for a holiday abroad? It’s been forever! We get excited about a trip to Hong Kong with our family-friendly travel guide – all the info on where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Hong Kong!
After news of the Singapore- Hong Kong air travel bubble was released, we admit it, we got prematurely excited (after all the date for when the agreement comes into effect we can actually get on a flight to Hong Kong is yet to be released!). Still, according to research* just planning or anticipating your trip can make you happier than actually taking it. So what’s the harm in mapping out where you’d like to eat in Hong Kong, planning that trip to HK Disneyland and lusting over hotels with the best views of the gorgeous skyline?
We turn to our fellow expert mamas over at Sassy Mama Hong Kong for their top picks on what to do in Hong Kong…
Where To Eat in Hong Kong
Whether you’re after gourmet fine dining or Michelin-starred street food, the Hong Kong food scene has it all! And if you are travelling with your little foodies, we share the best kid-friendly restaurants (with special menus, play areas and more!) plus family favourite cafes where you can easily maneuver your stroller. Skip the hotel buffet and head out to these great breakfast spots before exploring the city for the day. Like Singapore, Hong Kong is a global city offering up every cuisine imaginable. But we also know how fussy those little foodies can be! Play it safe with these tried and tested dim sum restaurants (with everything from character dumplings to authentic old school Hong Kong tea houses), sample some sushi (complete with junior bento boxes) or settle in for some tasty Indian. If all that fails, pizza will always please the masses!
What To Do with Kids in Hong Kong
You might think Hong Kong is just for a weekend layover, but there really is so much to see and explore, especially with the family in tow. Plus if this is your only option for a holiday abroad for a while you may as well make the most of it and stay for an extended period! Most immediately think of the concrete jungle full of skyscrapers and neon signs, which is definitely accurate, but with over 70% of the territory designated as country parks and over 200 islands, you’re never too far from some lush greenery, golden sand beaches and an island getaway.
Start off your planning with these 50 Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong, but be sure to schedule at least one family-friendly hike, a trip to the beach and get a culture dose with a day at one of these museums. If you’d like to get a local’s perspective on the city, there are plenty of quality tour guides who specialise in private and small group tours for families visiting Hong Kong.
Theme parks are always a hit so you’ll want to get your dose of Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park while you’re visiting. There are also great parks and playgrounds all over the city as well as indoor play centers in case of bad weather.
If you prefer less planning and simply want to hit the Hong Kong streets, don’t miss the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui (also home to many museums and some great skyline viewing areas), the seaside villages of Stanley and Sai Kung or take an island escape on Cheung Chau.
Where To Stay: Best Hong Kong Hotels for Kids
In a business hub like Hong Kong you’ll want to make the right choice of accommodation. The last thing you want is a stuffy corporate room. Thankfully there are family-friendly Hong Kong hotels to suit every style, budget and location. There are even camping options and pet-friendly hotels too.
Read more: Navigating Hong Kong Airport With Kids
We hope this Hong Kong holiday planning gives you a little mental boost. Fingers crossed we can actually book our tickets over soon!
*Recent research of a 2010 study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life*