Hong Kong Travel Tips
Tips and reviews on luxury hotels, flights, the best restaurants, and things to do in Hong Kong.
There are so many reasons to visit this vibrant metropolis in China that it’s hard to pick just a few. Because of its colonial British past, it has a fascinating culture all its own that’s full of Eastern and Western cultural influences. It’s incredibly sophisticated with lots of luxury hotels, but it’s also family-friendly, and so it definitely deserves a spot on your travel bucket list.
We love it for the cuisine (which ranges from authentic street noodles to high-end Michelin-starred restaurants), the shopping (it’s a luxury shopping mecca but there’s absolutely nothing you can’t find here), and the festivals. There’s almost always some carnival, parade, dance, or feast happening in Hong Kong.
Most importantly, Hong Kong is a great city to visit as a family, and I’m not just saying that because my daughter was born here and return at least once a year. It’s also a great starting off point if you want to see more of Asia. If you plan on traveling to see more of China or other Asian nations, you can get relatively low fares on flights to neighboring areas or nations. In these posts, I share even more Hong Kong travel tips and lots of things to do in Hong Kong so you can experience all of the wonderful things about this city that is still so dear to us.
The Best Hotels in Hong Kong
We have stayed at a lot of hotels in Hong Kong (and lived in Four Seasons® Place, the serviced apartments adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, for four years), so I have a lot to share when it comes to the best family hotels in Hong Kong. You’ll find some of the best hotels in the world here, though the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong remains one of my and one of Katie’s favorites to this day.
The most important thing you should know when booking hotels in Hong Kong is that most of the hotels in the city have a policy that allows no more than three people to stay in the same room. Surprisingly, this piece of information isn’t usually on most lists of Hong Kong travel tips or in articles about Hong Kong travel with kids. What that means is that if yours is a family of three, you can book one room, but if you have two or more kids traveling with two adults, you’ll have to book multiple rooms. You can get adjoining rooms or connected suites, but these are always in high demand so book early.
I can help you find out which hotels on the list at the link above have connecting room availability during your time in Hong Kong. I can also get you value-added VIP amenities at most Hong Kong luxury hotels through my affiliation with Virtuoso® — book a luxury hotel here.
A Guide to Disneyland® in Hong Kong
Looking for things to do in Hong Kong? If you’re visiting Hong Kong with kids, you have to take them to Hong Kong Disneyland. It is simply the best. We’ve been to every Disney resort in the world, and this one is our absolute favorite for a number of reasons. Yes, it is the smallest Disney park in the world, but that may be why it feels less crowded and tends to have shorter lines. It also incorporates Chinese culture throughout the park, has some of the best hotels, and amazing food.
Check out the best hotel in Disneyland Hong Kong.
Tips for Traveling to Hong Kong with Kids
Hong Kong is a surprisingly kid-friendly destination — and I’m not just saying that because it’s my daughter’s birthplace. Every year, we return to the city multiple times as a family because it’s such a beautiful place and because there’s so much to do. Even though we’ve spent so much time here, we still end up doing something new every time we visit.
Disneyland isn’t the only spot for family fun. There are lots of things to do in Hong Kong with kids, including kid-friendly tours, parks, museums, and nature reserves. You can take a tram up the Victoria Peak or a boat ride to a traditional fishing village.
One of the best ways to see all of the sights on your itinerary is to grab the Hong Kong Pass. It’s a great option when you’re planning to check out multiple attractions because you’ll spend less money than you’d pay buying tickets separately — especially if you plan to visit two or three attractions per day. You’ll also skip the lines at many attractions, which can be long, and in some cases, get fast track entry. There are also restaurant discounts for pass holders and pre-booking options.