Want to know where other families go to enjoy all this city has to offer? Welcome to Our Favorite Things, where we spend time with a Shanghai family and find out their go-to places around town.
Meet the Rosenberg Family. Mark and Sandra moved to Shanghai from San Francisco over two years ago with their daughters Sydney (18) and Maya (12). Last year, Sydney graduated from Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) and is now at university in Seattle, US . Mark works for Johnson & Johnson in the Diabetes Division, and Sandra volunteers for a range of charities and sits on the board of the American Club Shanghai. She is also an American Ambassador at SCIS and works on smaller projects with local businesses.
We recently had the pleasure of eating at Jeju Izakaya by Belloco. It is a small intimate space with a delicious set menu and excellent service.
I love morning or evening walks around Fuxing Park to watch the locals exercising, dancing, kite flying and writing Chinese characters on the pavement. There is so much to enjoy.
Night Out with Friends
Our local favorite is RAW Eatery & Wood Grill. They have a great vibe, fantastic food and wine list and the staff are awesome.
For a family lunch, we love The Bull & Claw and Liquid Laundry; they both have great dishes and drinks. We also enjoy Va Bene Restaurant & Bar Terrace or W Shanghai – The Bund. We like their music, and of course, the free-flow drinks are great too.
Moganshan is close enough to enjoy a full weekend of hiking and relaxing in the mountains with fresh air and amazing views. Moganshan23 has properties to rent, and Moganshan Lodge has a restaurant with many Western options.
Places for Visiting Friends
A bike tour with Bato from China Cycle Tours (WeChat: hellobato). She takes us on a fun, customized journey around the city. We then go to the Union Trading Company for cocktails and the Roosevelt Sky Bar and Roof Garden The Shanghai EDITION for the view.
[All images via Sandra Rosenberg]
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