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Top Reasons to Go to Shanghai

Skyline Views: Head to the top of theShanghai World Financial Center, known to locals as the"bottle opener," or the pagoda-inspired Jin Mao and look straight into the clouds. Shanghai World Financial Center, known to locals as the "bottle opener," or the pagoda-inspired Jin Mao and look straight into the clouds.

Shanghai Museum: The far-flung Power Station of Art is a contemporary hub worth the trek down to the former World Expo site.

Shopping Overload: For a break from Shanghai's conspicuous consumption, head west from Xintiandi to Fuxing Park, where couples ballroom dance all afternoon long.

Yu Garden: When not too crowded, the garden offers a few minutes of peace and beauty amid the clamor of the city, with rocks, trees, and walls curved to resemble dragons, bridges, and pavilions.

Updated: 2014-01-17

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