Why Hong Kong is the perfect family travel destination


Travel On The Dollar
January 27, 2020  •  4 min(s) read

It is difficult to plan a trip for the whole family; the differences in people’s tastes and interests make choosing a destination quite the tedious task. This life draining task may ruin your whole trip before it even begins. A trip to Hong Kong, however, can change this narrative. With a litany of activities for people of all ages and tastes, Hong Kong is the travel destination that promises to bring the whole family together. From theme parks to festivals to shopping malls, and sporting event, there’s sure to be an activity for everyone in the family. Here’s why Hong Kong is the best destination for your family getaway.

Excite your taste buds with various local delicacies

It’s no doubt that the dinner table is responsible for much of the family’s bonding. Everyone gets to catch up with each other over a nice meal. Hong Kong takes family dinner a notch higher by offering a myriad of both local and international dishes to choose from in the countless eateries in the city.

You can explore the various neighbourhoods for some local street food such as the popular stinky tofu, which is a mixture of tofu and fermented milk, meat and deep fried fish. Despite its name, stinky tofu is actually good and a must-try when you visit the city. Another popular street food is the pancake-like eggette which is both crispy and fluffy. You can also try some mouth-watering sea food at Jumbo Kingdom, a floating restaurant at the Aberdeen Promenade. This might also be the best opportunity to dine on Michelin-starred dim sum without breaking the bank, which is quite cost efficient when travelling with the family. Hong Kong offers some of the best dining experiences at pocket friendly rates. Make sure to pop into Sham Shui Po for the barbecue pork baked bun otherwise known as char sui bao, a dish that the locals say will blow your mind.

While travelling with the family might be the costly affair, Cathay Pacific has the best solution to your tackle this. With tickets to Hong Kong from LA going for as low as $480 you can bring your friends and family along on your adventure. Cathay pacific will also ensure you get value for your money with its world class comfort and style. You are guaranteed both a comfortable flight and an entertaining one. When you fly with Cathay Pacific you arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to enjoy your trip.

 

Take selfies with cute animals at Ocean Park

Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park that sits on an astounding 226 hectare space in the Southern District of Hong Kong. Opened in 1997, the park has undergone a few developments that have allowed it to houses more than 80 attractions.

This has made it one of the most visited theme parks in the world and one of the biggest ones in Asia. Ocean Park merges education and entertainment, making it an ideal destination for young learners to broaden their knowledge. Ying Ying and Le Le are two adorable giant pandas who call this place home. Make sure to visit them at the Panda Habitat and get a selfie with them as they chow down some bamboo. You can also meet and interact with other animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins who sometimes put up a show for visitors. Apart from animal exhibitions, the park also features adrenaline-inducing roller coasters gift shops and eateries, making it an ideal locale to take the whole family for some bonding time.

 

Reach for the stars at the Hong Kong Space Museum

This is an astronomy and space science museum located in Tsi Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It hosts astronomical exhibitions and lectures and houses the only planetarium in Hong Kong. This is an amazing place to bring the family for an amazing fun-filled and educative experience. The museum was first opened in 1980 and is also commonly known as the pineapple bun due to its bun-like shape.

 

Take your picture at the G.O.D x Alex Croft graffiti mural

It’s fair to say that a great trip cannot be complete without some vacation photos. Whether you’ll add them to you Instagram posts or family photo albums, pictures are a great way to sum up a vacation. Hong Kong offers a huge selection of locations to get the best Instagram bangers and family pictures. Perhaps the most notable location is at the Alex Croft X God graffiti wall. The inspiration behind the mural was the tenement buildings of Yaumati district. This street art has become a world famous attraction and is sure to spice up your vacation album.



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