Gracing the banks of the Huangpu river, the Bund promenade, 15 minutes away, bears legacy to when Shanghai was known as the Pearl of the East. It deserves to be walked slowly to allow for close-ups of its stunning Art Deco and colonial buildings.
Hire a pedal boat or tandem bike to explore Century Park's lakes and large forested areas, an 8-minute walk from Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai. Join fellow runners on the 6km loop around the grasslands, or picnic in the traditional Chinese gardens.
A 10-minute stroll from your hotel brings you to the new thriving entertainment complex of Thumb Plaza. You'll find great shopping and cool nightclubs side-by-side with Italian restaurants, American burger joints, Japanese noodle bars and Irish pubs.
Don't Go Home Without
Jumping on the Line 2 metro on Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai's doorstep for a 20-minute shuttle to Puxi. The thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers and flashing neon signs along busy pedestrianised Nanjing Road is quintessential Shanghai on a plate.
Ready your palate for Shanghai's culinary bites. You can refuel on street vendors' finger-licking dim sum and noodle soups, or taste jellyfish salad and hairy crab in Pushi's family-run eateries. Splurge on swanky fusion cuisine at Laris or M on the Bund.