Shanghai is often overlooked as a family travel destination. But, let’s reconsider the city’s merits. It’s a futuristic playground and a historical dreamscape offering towering skyscrapers, glittering neon, bullet trains, and a pulsating nightlife bumped up against old lane houses, traditional handmade noodle vendors, bicycle rickshaws, and quiet leafy streets. The city vibrates with life; the arts scene is incredible; the food even better; transportation is easy and cheap, and there are more than enough child-friendly activities to pack an entire week full of fun things to do in this cool city.  Enjoy the Little Steps guide to family-friendly Shanghai!

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