Destination guide

Hong Kong – a city to wonder at

As you crane the neck to frame the neon-glowing high-rises of Wan Chai, take a moment to appreciate the sheer energy and industriousness of Hong Kong. It's a city that defies logic, sprouting from islands in the South China Sea, spilling into the Pearl River Delta with more skyscrapers and modern towers than you can shake a dim sum dumpling at. Between its blocks, colonial relics merge with buzzing markets, mountain trails drop to wave-washed beaches and, somehow, nearly 8 million people find space to live, work and play. There's also room for oodles of enticing Hong Kong vacation rentals…

Things to do

Amaze yourself in Hong Kong museums

There's no shortage of chart-topping exhibition spaces to get through in Hong Kong. Perhaps you could start with the Hong Kong Museum of History, where tales of Japanese occupation, British colonialism and folklore abound. Something interstellar is on the menu at the Hong Kong Space Museum, a vast complex that packs in a cosmic planetarium and cutting-edge tech. Then there's the Hong Kong Museum of Art, home to more than 15,000 relics, a medley of Chinese calligraphy and dynastic artifacts from the mainland. Talk about getting that culture fix.

Activities

A lookout on Hong Kong's urban adventure

Whether you're bobbing on a traditional Chinese junk across skyscraper-shrouded Victoria Harbour or scaling the trails to the top of The Peak, you're likely to find that views to take the breath away abound in this metropolis. The best might just be from the top of Victoria Peak in the evening, or from the Avenue of Stars across on the Kowloon side. At night, be sure to delve into the buzzing bars of Central to mingle with expats and travelers, or hop across to Kowloon for buzzing marketplaces where fortune tellers beckon between dim sum houses.

Weather

From typhoons to winter chills in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a humid, subtropical weather system. That means summer, which runs from June to August, is particularly steamy, occasionally punctuated by typhoons and storms. It's perhaps best to avoid that time of year if you're planning hiking adventures from your Hong Kong vacation rental. Spring and fall, in months like May and September, are better for long days of walking. They tend to be drier and milder. Winters, running from November to February, can be cold, so be sure to bring a coat and a scarf, just in case.

Natural features

Hong Kong is a surprising natural gem

Although it might seem like it, not all corners of Hong Kong are occupied by soaring skyscrapers and concrete. Just a hop on the MTR system will take you to the trailhead of the Dragon's Back, which arches across a green peninsula and drops down to glimmering sand stretches, like Shek O and Big Wave Bay – a surfing hotspot. Alternatively, you could bag Hong Kong vacation rentals on Lamma Island. It's littered with little bohemian towns and cafes and has sandy beaches, too. Then there's Lantau, a place to hike peaks and see pink dolphins swimming in the South China Sea.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hong Kong SAR?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 485 vacation rentals near Hong Kong SAR. From 404 Condos/Apartments to 34 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hong Kong SAR are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hong Kong SAR?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hong Kong SAR. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hong Kong: 481 vacation rentals
  • Kowloon: 272 vacation rentals
  • Tsim Sha Tsui: 159 vacation rentals
  • Bowrington: 82 vacation rentals
  • Hong Kong Disneyland: 486 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hong Kong SAR! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hong Kong SAR?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hong Kong SAR. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hong Kong Disneyland: 486 rentals
  • Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Station: 486 rentals
  • Clear Water Bay Beach: 479 rentals
  • Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal: 486 rentals
  • Hong Kong Wetland Park: 481 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hong Kong SAR listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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