Spending time and sharing a special bond with our family are truly moments we cherish the most. Whether it’s a movie night out or going for a quick vacation in or outside the country, it’s always memorable when you’re with the people you love.
But with busy schedules at work and school, it can be hard to find time to squeeze in a little fun-filled adventure, relaxation, or impromptu get-together with the fam. When the free days on your calendars don’t seem to meet and your travel goals seem far-fetched in the busy months, a quick weekend vacay might be your best chance to finally go for that family getaway.
With a lot of exciting destinations to choose from, you could opt for a place like Hong Kong and experience Asia’s World City—even in just 72 hours! Hong Kong is easily the best choice among our neighboring countries, offering awesome attractions and fascinating activities that you and your family can check out.
So pack your bags, grab your kids, and get ready for a 72-hour getaway as we round up some of the most exciting activities in Hong Kong for you and your family.
1. Feed your hunger (and your fondness for nostalgia) with quirky food items at Dim Sum Icon
Hong Kong is quite famous for its exquisite gastronomic offerings. To start off your 72-hour adventure, you can take your family to a place where your children will enjoy the food and will bring out the inner child in you.
Located within The One at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Dim Sum Icon offers fun, quirky, and Instagram-worthy food that will have you and your kids swooning over cuteness overload. The character-themed Dim Sum restaurant will surely take you back down memory lane with ode to some of your beloved cartoon series.
2. Escape the Metro heat and experience winter games at Hong Kong Science Museum
Summer may be officially over in the Philippines but the heat in the Metro can still be extremely unbearable. Good thing you can escape the endless heat and experience winter games at the Hong Kong Science Museum.
The “Winter Games” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum will allow your family to experience a variety of exciting games—with 20 interactive winter sport exhibits, including ski jumping, ice hockey, slalom and curling. The exhibition might also help your kid’s dream of becoming a future gold medalist in the Winter Olympics become a reality as it explains the scientific principles behind the sports to help you master the tricks and discover the key to success.
3. Take a break and bask in the breathtaking views of Ocean Terminal Deck
After the action-packed activities at the Winter Games exhibition, take a quick break and enjoy the 270-degree panorama of Victoria Harbor as well as the breathtaking views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon when you stop by at the Ocean Terminal Deck.
Located on the rooftop of Ocean Terminal’s new five-storey extension building, Ocean Terminal Deck is an observatory deck and is one of the best venues to enjoy Hong Kong’s sunset and evening views. It’s also close to the many shopping and dining options of Harbour City.
4. Relive the 1950s Hong Kong at Mido Cafe
If you want to take home a piece of the country’s history with you, you can go to one of the oldest cha chaan teng (local café) in the city and relive the 1950s Hong Kong with your family. Seemingly untouched by time and modernity, Mido café serves authentic Hong Kong favourites including Condensed Milk and Toast, Pineapple Bun, Milk Tea, baked Spare Ribs in Tomato Sauce and many more that will surely take you back in time.
5. Experience life from a different creature’s perspective at the MOVE! Into the Wild Life exhibition
This exhibit lets visitors learn (or relearn) biodiversity and understand wildlife in a new and unprecedented way by allowing them to actually “become” another living creature. At the MOVE! Into the Wild Life exhibition, children will enjoy dressing up like other living creatures and pick up zoological scientific knowledge through interactive learning experiences including zipping through the water surface like a lizard.
The beloved Japanese wildlife edutainment exhibition, MOVE! Into the wildlife Exhibition lands in Megabox in Hong Kong.
6. Get up close and personal with your favorite celebs at Madame Tussauds
Your dreams of seeing and getting close to your favorite celebrities are now close to reality. Well, sort of! At Madame Tussauds, you can rub shoulders with over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures from the entertainment world, and even take pictures with them as if you’re actually with their real-life counterparts. Be confidently beautiful as you take a selfie with the first ever Filipino wax figure, 2015 Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach!
7. Gear up for an epic adventure at Epicland
Epicland is Hong Kong’s largest indoor family entertainment center, spanning 14,000 square feet and offering a variety of fun and learning games and activities for all ages. Experience Air-Trek obstacle course to a sky-high Rock Wall, Laser Tag to Slides, Ballistics Battlefield and Mini Golf, KIDS ZONE playground and many more!
8. Step into a chocolate wonderland at The Art of Chocolate
The Art of Chocolate Hong Kong is a dream-like world filled with chocolates, featuring attractions such as the largest handmade chocolate picture in the world and edible chocolate walls. Aside from marveling at incredible exhibits or chocolate installations, guests can also enjoy chocolate tasting, performances, and participate in DIY workshops in this chocolate wonderland.
Visitors can also check out and take selfies in front of 8 different themes of amazing chocolate sculptures, including popular tourist landmarks made of chocolate.
9. Fulfill your Japanese food cravings at Nojo Ramen Tavern
After satisfying your children’s sweet tooth with chocolate delights, you can savor the taste of Japan in this new ramen joint which serves up not only bowls of the delicious Yuzu Ramen, but also offers a selection of mouthwatering accompaniments, such as Shrimp and Corn Tempura, Sashimi plates, and more!
10. Own the game at MONOPOLY DREAMS
The game begins and soon you’ll be able to step into one of the world’s most popular board games as the first and fully immersive MONOPOLY-themed attraction opens in Hong Kong. The world’s first MONOPOLY DREAMS features an indoor and outdoor area, equipped with AR, hologram and 4D interactive game technology where visitors can experience the game outside the board of MONOPOLY. Will you and your family be able to “Own it All”? MONOPOLY DREAMS is set to open on the 4th quarter of 2019.
Even for just 72 hours, you can make the most out of your short but sweet escape in Hong Kong! Book Hong Kong as your family getaway destination, or visit us at Travel Madness Expo 2019, from 4-7 July at SMX Convention Centre, booth no. 69-72.