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How To Spend 48 Hours In Hong Kong.

Picture of Jianne Soriano
Updated: 23 February 2017
As one of the densest cities in the world, Hong Kong might just be one of the best places to go for a short weekend getaway. With both international and local features, the city is known for fantastic shopping, food, and culture. We’ve selected the best activities for a 48-hour stay.

DAY ONE

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9 am: Breakfast at The Brunch Club

Hong Kong travellers craving a healthy spin on classic breakfasts should head straight to The Brunch Club. The interior is cozy and tranquil. The food is made from only the highest quality ingredients. And the tea menu is all ethically sourced. The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon deserves a special mention.

G/F, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 25268661

10 am: Take the Wan Chai Heritage Trail

This trail is a famous walking trail in the heart of Wan Chai. The walk takes a total of two hours and is comprised of two parts: architecture and culture, making it a great way to experience the city’s culture and architecture for free.

The trail starts at Mallory Street and ends at Wing Fung Street

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12 pm: Lunch at Fook Lam Moon

After all that walking, it’s time to fill your hungry stomachs. Fook Lam Moon (literal meaning ‘fortune and blessings come to your house’) is a two Michelin star dim sum restaurant in Wan Chai. Try the signature dishes Bao Yu and roast suckling pig, an ideal way to experience traditional Hong Kong food at its best.

Fook Lam Moon, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2866 0663

2 pm: Explore Wan Chai

From admiring the Hong Kong Exhibition and Cultural Center to strolling down the green of Tamar Park, you won’t be short of sights in Wan Chai. If you’re looking to appreciate the arts, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is just around the corner. For a more traditional experience, the exotic and bright colors of the Pak Tai Temple are also within reach.

See Top 10 Things to See and Do in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

6 pm: Explore Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay’s Time Square is the perfect place to enjoy the city’s famous lights, with the area lighting up with vibrancy at night. Shopping in Causeway Bay is also a must, with mega shopping malls, luxury brands and local retailers available. The island (and city’s) largest library is also located nearby.

See Top 10 Things to See and Do in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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8 pm: Dinner at No Signboard Seafood

No Signboard started off as a family-owned business seafood stall and has now expanded to become a popular choice for dining. The Hong Kong venue is one of simplicity, with a menu which includes only 30 dishes from the original Singapore location. Try the signature crabs, the experience isn’t complete without them.

No Signboard, 66-72 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2398 9959

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1 am: Party at Lan Kwai Fong

The Hong Kong experience isn’t complete without paying Lan Kwai Fong a visit. Head to Hong Kong Brewhouse if you’re craving some beers, or if you’re up for a little dancing, electronic music bar FLY is ideal. Practice your dance moves while pumping to the beats of resident DJ, Anil Ahuja.

Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

DAY TWO

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9 am: Breakfast at The Brunch Club

The Brunch Club describes itself as a cozy neighborhood café, a place where you can relax and have a pleasant meal at any time of the day. The Central branch boasts a minimalist look with white exteriors and glass panels. Their brunch menu ranges from eggs and salads to sandwiches and risottos.

The Brunch Club, Ground Floor, 70 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 8861

10 am: Visit The Peak

If you only have time to do one thing in Hong Kong, visit The Peak. The city’s most exclusive neighborhood, situated on its highest point, is the epicenter of the Hong Kong experience. In daylight, you get a great view of the city’s skyscrapers and greenery. Getting there is an experience in itself, as you’ll need to ride the famous peak tram.

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12 pm: Lunch at Bubba Gump

A visit to The Peak isn’t complete without lunch with a view. Bubba Gump is located at the top and is an ideal choice. The first restaurant to be based on a motion picture, the interior features props, photos and film scripts from Forest Gump.

Bubba Gump, Shop 304 & 305l, Level 3l, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 2867

2 pm: Shop in Mong Kok

You’re not going to be short of shopping choices in Mong Kok, with Ladies Market, Argyle Mall for the youngsters and Sim City is for the electronics and gadget seekers. Japanese and Western goods are sold around Shan Tung Street and Dundas Street, and a large shopping mall is on Langham Place.

See Top 10 Things to Do and See in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

5 pm: Explore Tsim Sha Tsui

The view from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade is one of the city’s most iconic symbols and probably the most photographed place in Hong Kong. Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the city’s more commercialized districts, from high-end goods in Canton Road to shop-till-you-drop grandeur in Grandville Road to an air-conditioned experience in Harbor City.

See Top 10 Things to Do and See in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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8 pm: Dinner at Jimmy’s Kitchen

Jimmy’s Kitchen has been on the food scene since 1928 and offers an extensive variety of food, from English to Chinese to Indian. The interior’s low lighting and cushion seats make it an ideal romantic destination.

Jimmy’s Kitchen, Shop C & C1, G/F Kowloon Centre, 29 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2376 0327

pm: Sky Bar at Eyebar

Bar, Pub Grub, Chinese
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11 pm: Sky Bar at Eyebar

Hit up Eyebar – one of the many sky bars in the city in which to chill while overlooking the cityscape. Located on the 31st floor at iSQUARE, this joint is designed with modern Chinoiserie flair. Its concept derives from the ‘eye’ seen on old Chinese ships. Route maps and artifacts of voyage roam the interior, topped up with a lavish menu of cocktails and food.

Eyebar, 30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2487 3988

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1 am: Knutsford Terrace

End the day by heading out to the quieter party scene at Knutsford Terrace. The terraced street is packed with pubs, bars, and restaurants, making it easy to move between venues. All Night Long is the ultimate pick for night owls, open until 6 am and offering live music, beer, and a magnificent terrace view.

Knutsford Terrace, Hong Kong

By Jianne Soriano