Bicycles have all but given way to cars on Shanghai's busy streets and highways. But it's still possible—and safe—to go for a leisurely ride in Century Park in the heart of Pudong on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River. It's Shanghai's answer to New York's Central Park.
Rent a tandem bicycle for $5 an hour and tour the meticulously landscaped 330-acre park, complete with a lake and sandy beach. Too bad swimming is not allowed.FEET RELIEFIf you've walked until you're sore, head over to Touch Therapeutic Spa to get your feet pummeled and prodded. It's on the second floor of Bridge 8, a new community for architects, designers, and boutiques in a converted auto-parts factory on the fringe of the city's French Concession, where Jianguo Road meets the elevated North South Highway. A one-hour foot massage and soak costs about $12; a full-body massage is twice that.GOING, GOING...Three blocks east of the trendy Xintiandi entertainment district is one of the last traditional downtown neighborhoods. Its main axis is Dongtai Road, a narrow pedestrian street and antique market whose shops and stalls hawk everything from Buddhas to art deco radios to porcelain Mao statues. Be ready to bargain, and watch out for newly made "antiques." But hurry, the area is slated for the wrecking ball in the next year or two. By Frederik Balfour