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48 hours in Hong Kong

WHERE TO STAY

As the name would suggest, The Upper House is situated far above the bustling streets. Located in the hip Wan Chai neighborhood, the scenic accommodations epitomize modern luxury and boast incredible citywide views—for a particularly impressive panorama, book the Penthouse Suite. The hotel offers complimentary weekend yoga classes on their lawn.

For an experience steeped in local history, stay at the Tai O Heritage Hotel on Lantau Island. Built in 1902, the property was originally a colonial police station that protected the shore against bandits. Now, its rooms, named after local landmarks and navy vessels, are decorated with elegant, old-world accents. Try their restaurant, Tai O Lookout, where you can enjoy Hong Kongese specialties in a dining room overlooking the South China Sea.

Day 1

Start the morning with quinoa-yogurt porridge, papaya-mango salad, or congee, a local favorite, at Café Gray Deluxe on the 49th floor of the Upper House.

Day 2

Fuel up with a smoothie and a golden latte at the Queen’s Road location of coffee haven La Station. If you’re ready for some action, get a run in at the Happy Valley Race Track, a 1,400-meter track around the grassy area where horses normally gallop.

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