Visitors to Hong Kong or locals alike often ask us for suggestions on outdoor activities in Hong Kong. Now that the weather is a bit cooler, we recommend taking advantage of the lower temperature for some outdoor fun. Ditch the shopping mall with air-conditioning. No more sweating profusely like it is raining from your forehead. We have picked out seven great outdoor activities in Hong Kong for this fall or winter.

1. Hike Hong Kong for a Stunning View

outdoor activities in hong kong

Hong Kong is not just a concrete jungle but a city with many beautiful hiking paths. Explore the greener side of Hong Kong by jumping on one of these trails such as the Hong Kong Trail, Dragon’s Back or even climbing the Lion Rock. Hong Kong has beautiful nature. Follow these trails and more often than not, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of Hong Kong.

2. Visit an Outlying Island Such as Peng Chau

Peng Chau

If you are looking for unique things to do in Hong Kong, escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the laid-back island life in Peng Chau. Take a scenic walk along the water where little sampan boats line the shore. Enjoy sunset from Finger Hill. Pay respects at the Seven Sisters’ Temple. Peng Chau is only a short 40-minute ferry ride from Central. You will return to the city more relaxed and feeling zen-like.

3. Indulge in craft beer at Beertopia

hong kong craft beer

Check out Hong Kong’s biggest craft beer festival featuring more than 500 craft beers from around the world. Taste and learn more about craft beer at this fun event at Central Harbourfront from November 18-19, 2016. Complementing all the different types of craft beer from around the world will be great food, live music and games. You can even try blind taste tests!

4. Savor Seafood in Sai Kung or Lamma Island

hong kong seafood

Located along the South China coast, Hong Kong is famous for its seafood. No trip to Hong Kong is complete without feasting on Hong Kong’s fresh seafood. But where to find Hong Kong’s best seafood restaurants? Visit Sai Kung’s famous Seafood Street or take a ferry to Lamma’s Sok Kwu Wan for alfresco dining along the water front. Pick out fresh prawns, crab, fish, scallops, oysters or other seafood and a few minutes later, they will be cooked to perfection.

5. Sing and Dance at ClockenFlap


What else could be more fun than a weekend of great music, interesting art and yummy food? Clockenflap is one of Hong Kong’s largest and best music and art festivals. This year, great artists and bands from around the world will descend into Central Harbourfront from November 25-27, 2016, for electrifying performances. They include The Chemical Brothers from the UK, Yo La Tengo from the US and more. Don’t delay, book your tickets now.

6. Take a Hong Kong Food Tour in the New Territories

Tai Po Market Foodie Tour Private Group

Food tours in Hong Kong offer a great way to get a taste of our diverse culinary offerings. The best way is to follow an expert Foodie Guide to explore local favorite eateries. For an off-the-beaten-path food experience, join Hong Kong Foodie’s Tai Po Market Foodie Tour. You’ll be served roast goose noodles, snake soup, freshly made rice rolls and more. Along the way, you will also learn about the neighborhood’s history and culture. Check out the itinerary and book your tickets here.

7. Enjoy Family Fun at the Great European Carnival

Great European Carnival

Exhilarating rides, cool games and great food. Hong Kong’s biggest outdoor carnival will be back again this year. With exciting entertainment for all ages, the Great European Carnival is a fun thing to do for families in Hong Kong this winter. The Carnival will begin on December 16, 2016, just in time for the holidays and will remain in the Central Harbourfront until February 12, 2017. Ticket sales will begin soon.