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Ideal Time to Visit Hong Kong

Best Things to Do in Hong Kong Over the Seasons

With a forgiving climate and beautiful, underrated natural surroundings, Hong Kong has a lot to offer throughout the seasons. If you are deciding when to visit Hong Kong, keep in mind that the different seasons bring different types of excursions and activities to do. Hong Kong offers something for everyone to enjoy at any time of the year, so get inspired by the activities below and decide on your personal best time to go to Hong Kong.

Spring: Flower Exhibition in Victoria Park

Held over ten days in Mid-March, this exhibition is a much-loved yearly tradition featuring elaborate displays of flowers and greenery. It is also hosts a contest each year, as #florists and Chinese traditionalists vie for the award of Best Flower Arrangement in a range of categories. Throughout the event, hundreds of thousands of local citizens and horticulture lovers from all over the world flock to the park to appreciate the festive atmosphere and the stunning floral arrangements. Spring in Hong Kong offers the perfect weather to stroll around the park, with temperatures averaging between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius. If you appreciate mild temperatures and floral exhibitions, spring is the best time to travel to Hong Kong for you. Conveniently located near the V accommodations in the Causeway Bay area, Victoria Park is approximately a 3-minute walk from V Causeway Bay and an 8-minute walk from V Causeway Square.

Summer: Beaches

Beach lovers will unanimously agree that summer is the best season to visit Hong Kong. The city may be famous for its epic skyline and the hustle and bustle of its streets, but it is also home to an amazing seaside with over 40 beaches scattered throughout the coastline. From swimming to surfing to soaking up the sun, there is a beach for everybody and for every occasion. Below are our picks for the best beaches in Hong Kong:

• Shek O Beach

Adjacent to the famous Dragon’s Back hiking trail, Shek O Beach is a popular beach to cool off after a hike, or to enjoy a seaside barbecue at one of the many lookouts dotted across the area. This beach is easy accessibile from the city, just hop on the minibus from the terminus in Shau Kei Wan on the east side of the MTR’s Island Line.

Big Wave Bay

Big Wave Bay is Hong Kong's only officially recognized surf beach. Here you can rent a surfboard, or lay back on the shore as you watch the experienced surfers take on the waves. The beach also boasts a rock carving dating from the Han dynasty, which has been declared a monument.

• Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay offers what are probably the best sands in the city. Golden and soft, our team consensus is that weekdays offer the hidden delight of long quiet snoozes under the trees. The relaxed resort-like feel also allows for uninterrupted swimming and quiet reflection.

Fall: Hike for Views

Sprawling city views and rooftop bars have their charm, but fall offers the perfect weather for #hikes. Our favorite is the T