How to Celebrate a Long Weekend in Hong Kong

Suns out, emails off, office closed and it’s time to party Hong Kong style

hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

Everyone knows Hong Kong is a hustler’s city. Sure, we work endless hours, but we make up for it with endless fun too. Hong Kong is a party city, built for people who know how to play as hard as they grind. Though we may not get a lot of annual leave, we’re blessed with a ton of public holidays, and sometimes they give us the holy grail: a long weekend.

Three days of pure, unadulterated, no work-emails bliss. And when one of these blessed occasions come along, you don’t want to waste it. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next long weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Read on to find out some of the best ways to spend your long weekend in Hong Kong.


hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

Hiking is practically a national sport in Hong Kong. Every weekend, city dwellers done their finest Lulu’s and razor-backs and hit the highest peaks for a great workout and killer views. There are literally hundreds of paths to choose from, so we made this handy guide to some of our favourites ranging from the classics like Dragon’s Back and The Peak to the serene, like the lovely Sheung Luk Stream hike. If you fancy something a bit more refreshing, try one of the many beautiful waterfall hikes the city has to offer.

Read more: California Tower Is Where to Go for Weekend Brunch


hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

Fun fact: no city does brunch better than Hong Kong. Okay, maybe it’s not a real fact, but it certainly feels like one. From casual a la carte options to over-the-top buffets, there’s something to suite every palate here. Sometimes, it’s a little overwhelming. If you’re overwhelmed, just head to California Tower, the unofficial brunch capital of Lan Kwai Fong.  

Junk Boat

hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

Any long weekend during the summer requires one day on the water. No, we’re not talking about the beach. We’re talking about hitting the high seas on a junk boat. Grab all your friends (and some of your friends of friends) and rent a boat for the day. You can check out our ultimate guide here, but really, it’s quite simple: grab friends, rent boat, get food, have fun.

Read more: The 5 Best Hotels for your Next Staycation


hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

While some people hop on a flight out of the city any chance they get, there’s something to be said for sticking around. Especially when you don’t need to be in your own apartment. Upgrade your life (if only for a night) at one of the city’s chicest hotels for a luxurious staycation. We rounded up the five best hotels for a staycation, and they’ve got everything you need: room service, bathtubs, rooftop pools and cocktails – no passport required.  


hong kong long weekend what to do 2019

And of course, it wouldn’t be a long weekend in Hong Kong without a party. Whether you’re looking for a quiet night out with friends, or a full-on, all-night rave, Lan Kwai Fong has you covered. Grab a few friends and discover the city’s hidden bars or relax outside at one of the amazing rooftop terraces. For a big night out, we’ve even rounded up a list of the city’s best clubs.

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