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The Romantic Side of China: Shanghai

For couples who like a fast-paced and modern city, look no further than Shanghai. Often considered China’s city of the future, it’s cosmopolitan, worldly, and cutting edge. There’s truly something for everyone here, but the city’s highlights include:

  •          The Bund – waterfront area & famous tourist destination
  •          French Concession
  •          Yu Garden and the Old Quarter
  •          Art Galleries & Museums: Urban Planning Museum, Shanghai Museum, and the two newly opened just this month China Art Museum (modern Chinese art) and Power Station of Art (contemporary Chinese art)

Foodies will love Imperial Tour’s first romantic suggestion – a private table for two in the former bell tower of a signature colonial building along Shanghai’s Bund. The real treat? Cuisine by Jean Georges. Having had his culinary offerings in St. Barth’s, he is by far my favorite chef. Foodies will love sampling his restaurants around the world, this is just another one to add to your list!

Music-lovers will find a little something here, too. Take a private jazz history tour of the city led by a social historian, where you’ll see (and hear!) the city from an entirely different perspective. You’ll learn about the dawn of jazz in Shanghai, beginning with visits to the original ballrooms of the 1920s and 1930s and ending in the today’s hottest jazz clubs, where guests can stay and dance the night away.

After attending Imperial Tour’s China Experts program last year, I’m able to plan vacations that extend well beyond couples travel: family getaways, foodie tours, history-centered itineraries, you name it.Fill out our Request a Trip form or send me an e-mail (lindsey@vacationsbylindsey.com) to begin planning your dream vacation to anywhere in the world!

Lindsey Epperly

My name is Lindsey Epperly and I’m a travel consultant and owner of Epperly Travel, a national affiliate of Century Travel. I’m most passionate about building lifelong relationships with my clients and suppliers, discovering the globe in a way that makes me a better agent, and celebrating with my team when we reach a new milestone. One of our core values at Epperly Travel is to create fun and celebrate constantly – and I’m fortunate to be in a career that allows me to do just that. I’m proud to announce my recent achievements: landing a spot on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List as their Caribbean expert, being nominated for Virtuoso’s Rising Star Award and receiving a place on Jezebel Magazine’s Trailblazing Ten list.

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