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10 Perfect Activities For Couples Visiting Hong Kong

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Hong Kong. Bright, bustling, chaotic, and cosmopolitan. International and traditional. This city should be at the top of any traveler’s bucket list. Home to 115 world embassies, an endless array of the most delicious food, incredible vistas and 24/7 activities, Hong Kong can’t be missed.

And, if you’re traveling with your special someone, you’ll have a wide range of romantic, thrilling and scenic dates to choose from!

High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel

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The Peninsula Hotel is one of the city’s last remnants of the colonial era. It opened in 1928 and has been serving a high class high tea ever since. Pop in for an afternoon tea with your beau to experience a date of luxury and sophistication in an architecturally stunning grand hall.

The a la carte menu blends Chinese cuisine with European cuisine seamlessly, but if you’re coming for tea you really must try the classic scones, clotted cream and jam.

Teatime is 2:00 to 6:00 each afternoon, and reservations are not accepted. Arrive in advance because you may be required to wait in line. Dress in your finest date night attire, because this is a formal function!

Take a trip on the star ferry

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The 8 minute ride across the bay from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon provides big reward for a very low cost! For only $0.28 you can ride the top desk and take in a wide view of the whole shimmering city. When you take this journey, you’ll be tracing a path that ships have taken for 120 years!

Grab drinks at a rooftop bar

Rooftop dining is huge in Hong Kong, and with good reason! As the sun sets and humidity reduces, rooftops start to teem with people looking for a drink and a view in the slightly cooler evening air.

Take your date night up high by checking out of our our favorite spots. Ce La Vi is a glamorous addition to Hong Kong’s nightlife in the Lan Kwai Fong area. You’ll be able to see all around views, including Victoria Harbour and the Central District. On weekends you might find a live DJ playing as well.

Take a day trip to Lantau Island

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Lantau Island is actually one of over 200 islands that make up Hong Kong. It’s also surprisingly easy and fun to get to! Take your beau on a thrilling daytrip to this beautiful island. You’ll take the subway to Tung Chung Station, then purchase tickets for the Ngong Ping 360. This is actually a cable car gondola that crosses the water to Lantau! If you don’t mind heights, select the Crystal Cabin with a glass bottom!

This cable car ride alone would be worth the journey, but your day won’t be done yet.

On the island, you don’t want to miss the Tian Tan Buddha (or Big Buddha). This huge statue sits at the top of 268 steps, so make sure you’re ready for a workout! Then grab a vegetarian lunch at the beautiful and nearby Po Lin Monastery. Next, stroll silently with your sweetie down the Wisdom Path. You’ll feel truly away from the city on this spiritual path lined with quotes from the Heart Sutra. Finally, take a taxi or bus to the Tai O fishing village to see huts on stilts above the water and bustling marketplaces.

Grab a sweet treat at Via Tokyo

Via Tokyo is an iconic and frequently instagrammed dessert shop that specializing in ornate matcha treats. With plenty of seating, Via Tokyo is a fun stop to rest your feet during a day exploring the city. We recommend trying the Uji Matcha Cone!

Go shopping

Hong Kong has many shopping districts, but Causeway Bay is the one you shouldn’t miss. This is home to the iconic flashy bright signs that your mind might conjure up when you imagine Hong Kong. There are some large shopping malls along with many independent fashion retailers, so you’ll want to bring some pocket change and buy something hip!

Get a bird’s eye view of the city at Victoria Peak

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Why is it that a city view is always so romantic? Regardless of why, you’ll definitely want to incorporate a trip up to Victoria Peak into a date. Allow the Peak Tram to glide you through the city’s skyscrapers on your way to the top. Then head to Peak Tower to find the Sky Terrence. This is where you get that incredible vista. We suggest timing your visit so that you watch day turn to night and the city come to life with light.

Catch the Symphony of Lights from the water

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Every night at 8:00 sharp, a light and music show called the Symphony of the Lights explodes from 40 different city buildings. We recommend catching the show from the water so you can see everything! If you happen to be in Hong Kong on a holiday, you might also be treated to an intense fireworks display.

Relax at one of Hong Kong’s many beaches

A beach date is a great choice in Hong Kong, with a wide variety of choices to suite different beachgoing styles. We have two very different recommendations for you.

First, there’s the famous Repulse Beach. Located in a posh suburb of Hong Kong, Repulse Beach offers a bright sandy expanse with shops and restaurants nearby. Join many others sunbathing or splashing around in the bright ocean.

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An alternative beach is the stunning Tai Long Wan beach. Lush greenery, dazzling turquoise waters and bright white sand make this remote beach a great choice for romance. You will need to plan a full day trip to visit, however. Get yourselves to the Wong Shek Pier, then take a boat to the start of the MacLehose Trail. From there, it is a one hour hike to reach the beach itself. We suggest bringing snacks for a beachy picnic!

Have you have a thrilling or romantic day date or date night in Hong Kong. Let us know what you did in the comments! And for more Hong Kong adventures, check out our posts here and here. 

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