If you’ve been considering a trip to Shanghai, now is the time to visit. Besides the post-summer season sales on airfare, hotels, and tours, there are a few other ways you can justify a trip to the Paris of the East this month.
Flying to Asia from North America is never cheap, but September is generally a good time to find travel deals.
Families are back from summer vacation, and airlines and tour operators experience a lull between the summer and the upcoming holiday season.
Take note: there’ll most likely be a spike in airline and hotel prices around September 22, the start of this year’s Moon Festival (more on that later).
The weather’s nice
Autumn’s the best time to visit Shanghai, besides the spring. There’s still a chance of typhoon in the first half of September, so if you’re generally unlucky with weather or don’t want to take your chances, it’s best to go nearer October, when the temperature hovers comfortably at an average high of 76F and an average low of 60F.
You’ll catch the Shanghai World Expo 2010
This spectacular six-month long show, featuring 191 countries, ends on October 31st. This international extravaganza is the largest World Expo on record, and is rumored to have cost the Chinese government $43 billion to put together.
Tour the world through creatively constructed pavilions that represent the best of each country, and do it well before the fair ends.
You’ll experience Chinese Moon Festival
Also known as Mid-Autumn Festival, this is one of the two most important occasions for the Chinese people (the other being Chinese New Year). This three-day festival runs from September 22nd to September 24th this year.
Note that these are public holidays, when China’s one-billion strong population stops to share a moon cake with their families.
You’ll make it for Restaurant Week
From September 6 to 12, foodies can dine at 28 of Shanghai’s restaurants at a bargain. Participating high-end restaurants are offering a three-course dinner for 238 RMB (about $35), and a three-course lunch for 118 RMB (about $17). Look out for seasonal fare included on the Restaurant Week menu.
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
How To Not Look Like a Tourist in MilanComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Not every tourist blends into this fashion capital. Here are a few ways to make the transition from tourist to local in Milan....read more
5 U.S. Airport Improvements for 2015Comments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
From better transportation to new dining options, here are some of the most impressive improvements in 5 airports across the U.S....read more
4 Things To Know About U.S. Travel to CubaComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Before you start booking your tickets to Cuba, be sure you study up on the changes for U.S. travelers....read more
5 Things to Do in Las Vegas (That Aren't Gambling)Comments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
If you don’t want to risk your hard earned cash in games of chance, there’s still plenty of fun and awesome stuff to do there....read more
18 Travel Industry Terms to KnowComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Here’s a list of a few terms, phrases and acronyms to assist you navigating the travel industry and get on to actually traveling somewhere....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.