Don’t let its lofty location fool you— the Shang Palace at Shangri-la Dalian has generous servings that make the high-end prices a good deal. Known as a trademark restaurant that is housed within one of the finest hotels in the area, Shang Palace in Dalian is home to an immaculate dining hall reminiscent of a regal ballroom. Though Shang Palace is a mainstay restaurant that serves regional specialties such as the brick oven-fired Roast Duck, XO sticky rice, sliced abalone, and their house special Xiao Long Bao. Cap off a day of fine attractions and sight seeing by eating a first-class dinner at this decadent culinary experience so you can hop into your suite’s bed with a full belly and a happy smile on your face.
Standing on the gorgeous Xinghai Beach, the Grand Hyatt Dalian is the place to stay in the romantic city regarded as the “pearl of Northern China”. Choose from 360 luxurious rooms including 28 grand suites that are equipped with all the modern comforts needed for a relaxing stay at Dalian. If you’re hungry, check out any of the 5 dining locations for delicious meals featuring Dalian seafood, traditional Chinese cooking, and international cuisines. The hotel also has a designated art space on the third floor as well as a fitness center and spa on the fourth floor. Grand Hyatt also offers free bike rental service for those who want to tour Dalian’s coastline via bicycle.
Located in the Baiyun Mountain, the Dalian Forest Zoo is one of most-visited destinations in the city. Home to over 200 animal species, this zoo is massive and would take a while to fully explore but the experience will be worth it. Stop by the Panda Pavilion if you want to see the adorable giant pandas and the smaller cuddly red pandas. The whole zoo is divided into pavilions and breeding centers, dedicated to different animals from different habitats. This zoo is a must-visit for families and animal lovers alike!