Get back to nature
Expansive public parks and green spaces were built into Shenzhen’s urban planning, so you’re never far from a patch of mood-boosting greenery. Just by the hotel, take a stroll through Lotus Hill Park, where pensioners practise tai chi under banyan trees, couples ballroom-dance in the plazas, and children chase colourful kites. If you’re looking for something more vigorous, head for the forested Nanshan mountains on the outskirts of the city. Here, a series of moderate-level hiking trails lead to the 336m-high summit, with panoramic views of Shenzhen Bay and, in the distance, Hong Kong.