What to do in Shenzhen? Our top list of activities
With its extensive coastline and outdoor parks, you will never be asking yourself “What to do in Shenzhen?” This Chinese city provides a variety of activities for those living in or visiting Shenzhen. The city has made great strides in building world-class facilities for museums and exhibitions such as the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art. If you are looking for your thing to do in Shenzhen, look no further.
Exhibitions and conferences
Shenzhen is home to two exhibition centers. One is located in Futian District, center of the city, and hosts the Shenzhen Hi-tech fair as well as the Shenzhen Cultural Fair. The Shenzhen Conference and Exhibition Center is flanked by many great five-star hotels. These two tentpole Shenzhen exhibitions are just some of the many fairs that are organized throughout the year.
How to spend your weekend
Family activities in Shenzhen
With migrants from all over China coming to build their future in Shenzhen, the city has many activities for children and the family.
Theme Parks & Zoo
Take the family to one of Shenzhen’s many theme parks including the popular Windows of the World. Kids will really enjoy the Happy Valley theme park. Next to Happy Valley is the Playa Maya Waterpark if you need to cool down in the hot Shenzhen weather.
Read a book at Shenzhen Book City.
Evening activities and dining in Shenzhen
Shenzhen doesn’t close. In fact, the residents like to go out later at night when it is cooler and it is a place that you can go clubbing all night and then grab a lobster to eat for breakfast. Sample the Shenzhen nightlife scene with our guide to the bars and clubs in the city.
If drinking is not your thing then knock down some pins at a bowling alley.
Outdoor activities and sports
As an expansive mountainous city with an extensive metro system you can find out many outdoor activities to do. Hike on Nanshan Mountain or Wutong Mountain. Spend a day at the Yantian beaches learning Standup Paddle Boarding.
Other indoor sports are available like racing Go-Karts at K11 Speed in Shekou.
Culture and Art
When we started this website Shenzhen was known as a cultural desert. After 20 years it is starting to come into its own with the government building all the cultural facilities that an international city should have.
Take a trip back in time to the Dapeng Fortress
Learn about Chinese culture at Splendid China theme park
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What to do in Shenzhen?
Our Guide to spending your time in The Greater Bay Area, from upcoming exhibitions in Shenzhen, concerts, networking events and more. We are the most comprehensive event listing resource for every major happening in Shenzhen. You will always have things to do in Shenzhen by viewing our event calendar.