As the world descends into madness in the most recent times, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Hong Kong is the place to be in 2022.
The food scene would not disappoint, as you would find authentic Asian and Chinese cuisine in every hot spot. And when it comes to the people, the locals are friendly. Many tourists have also settled here so you won’t feel alienated despite the dense population.
Tourist spots would go beyond Disneyland, so if you visit here with your family, there’s something for everyone!
Pack up and get ready to experience one of the most vibrant cities on earth. Mark the map for here is your 2022 guide to Hong Kong.
What to Plan?
You will only truly enjoy it when you create a plan for your trip. It is easy to come up with an itinerary. But, thinking of where to stay is often the part that hassles you.
Where to Stay: Finding a new home
Part of what exactly to plan here is to find accommodation in the city. Finding a place to settle your travel bags and leave them safely is crucial. The tip for you is to choose a short-term apartment before opting for a more permanent housing solution.
Having everything in place when you get to Hong Kong will keep you relaxed throughout your trip.
You can rest and not think of where to get food all the time. If you find furnished space, find one that has a kitchen with a complete set-up. A freezer and stove ready will help you prep your food. Heat them and store them. Eat whenever you are ready.
A bedroom should be complete with a mattress and side tables for your things. Add to your checklist the bathroom, complete with towels and bath implements. It saves you time. It also keeps you from packing up excess baggage.
So, choosing a unit where you would feel at home while on your trip is the key.
When looking for a place to stay in Hong Kong, you should consider the following:
The length of your trip
The location of your lodging
Your choice if you want a furnished or unfurnished room or unit for rent
Your travel buddy or company to bring or if you are going solo
When to go: Time of Year to Visit.
The best time to visit Hong Kong is during the cooler months. This is going to be from October to April. The weather is relatively mild during this time. There will also be fewer crowds than in the summer.
However, if you’re planning on visiting Disneyland, you’ll want to avoid peak travel times like Christmas and Chinese New Year.
So if you still prefer to go here in the winter or cold months, you should check out other places aside from the tourist spots. Or choose to go to another time of the year, like summer.
Hong Kong in the summer has a humid feel. It can get a little hot, but manageable. June through August are the busiest tourist months.
If you want to avoid the crowds, consider visiting in May or September. These are months that would coincide with the locals’ school opening. You can enjoy the laid-back scene in Hong Kong if you come during this season.
You might have yet to get travel promos. You might pay for your trip at the regular price, which can be more costly, but you can enjoy Hong Kong at a more relaxed pace.
Getting there: Your Means to Travel One Place to Another
Most visitors to Hong Kong will arrive via Hong Kong International Airport, located on Lantau Island. You can take a taxi or bus to the city center from the airport. If you’re staying in furnished apartments, your best bet is to take a cab – it’s more expensive than public transport but much more convenient.
There are many ways to get to Hong Kong, but the air is the most popular (and accessible). There are direct flights from most major cities around the world, and getting around is a breeze once you’re there.
The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is an efficient and affordable means to get around the city. But if you are too hesitant to ride on trains and enter subways, you can take taxis.
Taxi cabs are very common. You can see one or two waiting in line, especially those near the city’s business center.
Find an Awesome Neighborhood
Finally, when you plan to visit Hong Kong, include taking time to immerse with the locals. You can do this by finding a safe and friendly community.
There are many neighborhoods to stay in Hong Kong, but if you want to be where the action is, the best places would be in Tsim Sha Tsui. Victoria would also be one of the places to see and vibe with more locals.