11 Things To Do In Hong Kong Over The Easter Long Weekend
Easter may normally signal the perfect excuse for a long weekend away, but this year, thing's are a little different. With travel restrictions and social distancing now the norm, we're looking for different ways to entertain ourselves over the public holiday. Brunch may be off the cards, but we can still stay busy – or slow down – at home, with everything from online workouts and self-care, to spring cleaning and connecting with friends near and far.
1/11 Get cultural
Although crowded places and large gatherings are off the agenda, you can still get your culture fix from the comfort of your own home. In light of the coronavirus museums, galleries and theatres in Hong Kong and abroad are now streaming exhibitions and plays online for you to enjoy from your living room. Without having to leave the house you can journey afar, visit first-rate art venues, see the world's greatest show and more.
2/11 Spring clean your home
Spring cleaning your home is nothing new, but with many of us spending more and more time at home, there's no better opportunity to have a much-needed clear-out. Tackle your kitchen cupboards, bedroom wardrobe and everything in between. Not only will you be left with organised draws and a sparkling space, but the sense of accomplishment will make the effort more than worth it.
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3/11 Enjoy a Netflix marathon
As well as productive tasks, there's always room for a little rest and relaxation. Escape the news for a few hours and enjoy an uninterrupted Netflix binge. The popular streaming service offers everything from inspiring documentaries to feel-good shows, so there's plenty to choose from, but we've listed some of the top trending titles from recent weeks.
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4/11 Pick up a new hobby
Always wanted to play the guitar or learn a new language? There's no time like the present to pick up a new hobby, so why not make the most of your extra time at home. If you're in need of extra inspiration, we've compiled a list of 20 fun and productive at home activities to keep you occupied.
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5/11 Indulge in some self-care
A little self-care can go a long way for improving your mood. Take the time to rescue tired-looking skin with a face mask, revive chapped lips, or attempt a DIY spring manicure. You deserve it.
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6/11 Order in a celebratory feast
Practicing social distancing may mean that lively Easter brunches and nights out are off the table this weekend, but you can still enjoy a celebratory feast at home. Order in groceries and cook up a storm, or let the professionals do the hard work for you with our guide to the best food delivery services in Hong Kong.
And if you are looking to dine-out this Easter, be sure to check out our United We Dine campaign, a new initiative running from March 16 to April 30 that brings together Hong Kong’s food media and industry professionals to support restaurants around the city – from Michelin star awardees to independently owned eateries. Rediscover Hong Kong’s incredible dining scene – with the added bonus of special prizes up for grabs.
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7/11 Connect with friends near and far
Just because you're not going out, doesn't mean you can't socialise! Rally together friends near and far, set a date and enjoy each other’s (virtual) company – all with a little help from technology. We're letting you know the apps to use and some tips on how to host a fun online gathering.
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8/11 Try an at home workout (for body and mind)
Feeling lethargic now that some gyms are closing their doors? Take some inspiration from Hong Kong's fitness community and enjoy an at-home online workout. Once you've raised your heart rate, look to one of these meditation apps to calm your mind.
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9/11 Treat yourself to a staycation
With travel restrictions in full force, Easter is the time to think about a Hong Kong staycation for a quick break from the daily grind. Swap your trips for a long-weekend stay at one of these luxurious hotels, or opt to bring your furry friend along by booking one of these luxe and pet-friendly stays.
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10/11 Explore the great outdoors
If you're in need of some fresh air and exercise, we've rounded up the best hikes and running trails in Hong Kong. Alternatively, enjoy some time out of the city with our guides to Lamma, Cheung Chau and Tai Long Wan.
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11/11 Plan for the months ahead
There's nothing better than having something to look forward to. And though things in the world are a little uncertain at the moment, we can still dream of our next getaway. Tap into your wanderlust and get set to learn to surf in Siargao, explore Australia's Northern Territory, or eat your way around Mexico City. There's no time like the present to book those flights and tick that next destination off your list.