First trip to Hong Kong

Old May 29, 17, 6:19 am
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First trip to Hong Kong

We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults, 6 yr old and 1 yr old) planning to visit Hong kong for the first time between 12/30/2017 (arriving from NRT) and 1/3/2017. I would love to hear suggestions for things to see and travel in Hong kong to make good use of our time but also be mindful that we may not be able to do everything with 2 kids included in the trip. Thanks in advance

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Old May 29, 17, 6:34 am
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Just to be clear, you mean arriving from NRT?
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Old May 29, 17, 6:47 am
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Just to be clear, you mean arriving from NRT?
yes that is correct. I just fixed my post. We are staying in Tokyo for a week and then flying into Hong Kong for a few days before flying back to dallas
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Originally Posted by Stivelio View Post
I would love to hear suggestions for things to see and travel in Hong kong to make good use of our time but also be mindful that we may not be able to do everything with 2 kids included in the trip.
It may be easier for you to plan the trip first. Then we contribute.

First - we need to get some senses what you want. Second - it is impractical to ask people to plan your entire trip.
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Originally Posted by Stivelio View Post
We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults, 6 yr old and 1 yr old) planning to visit Hong kong for the first time between 12/30/2017 (arriving from NRT) and 1/3/2017.
Change of plan? Thought you were going to be in Japan till 1/3.
Anyways, agree with Gary. You posed a very similar question in the Jpn forum, and you've gotten a lot of good info over there. But the reality is, just googling "Hong Kong with kids" should go a long way towards addressing much of your very general question.
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Old May 30, 17, 6:09 am
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Change of plan? Thought you were going to be in Japan till 1/3.
Anyways, agree with Gary. You posed a very similar question in the Jpn forum, and you've gotten a lot of good info over there. But the reality is, just googling "Hong Kong with kids" should go a long way towards addressing much of your very general question.
yeah decided to change the itenary a little bit to first week in Japan and next few days in hong Kong as a lot of people suggested that most places will be closed around 1/1 for a couple of days.
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NYE at Victoria Harbor is fun. However, as expected, it will be crowded so be aware with your kids. Other than that, Ocean Park, Cable Car to the peak, and Disneyland is good for the kids.
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Ngong Ping Cable Car, Ding Dings, Star Ferry, Peak Tram are all easy and worth a thought.
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NYE at Victoria Harbor is fun. However, as expected, it will be crowded so be aware with your kids. Other than that, Ocean Park, Cable Car to the peak, and Disneyland is good for the kids.
Does any local have suggestion by what time in the evening one should try to get into the HABOR area? WE arrived too late (around 9-10PM, I think) the last time we went for the NYE count down fireworks and all pedestrian roads leading into the harbor area were all closed down by the police due to over crowded!
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Does any local have suggestion by what time in the evening one should try to get into the HABOR area? WE arrived too late (around 9-10PM, I think) the last time we went for the NYE count down fireworks and all pedestrian roads leading into the harbor area were all closed down by the police due to over crowded!
People were camped out starting lunch time for the July 1, 20th-anniversary pyrotechnics.
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There is loads of things to do in HKG with kids. Ocean Park and Disneyland are our usual haunts as are

* The zoo in Hong Kong Park which is free. it is at the top of the park past the playground.

* The science museum in TST is very hands on with a soft play for the younger ones on the top floor. Wednesdays are free entry but very busy.

* Junk boat ride around the harbour. The Tourist office sells tickets for HKD $50. You will need to show a foreign passport to book

* HK Central Library in Causeway Bay runs a free toy library on the second floor. You have to call to book
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Did you want to buy luxury goods from Habour City in Tsim Sha Tsui?
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Originally Posted by Stivelio View Post
We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults, 6 yr old and 1 yr old) planning to visit Hong kong for the first time between 12/30/2017 (arriving from NRT) and 1/3/2017.
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Originally Posted by Charlottes View Post
Did you want to buy luxury goods from Habour City in Tsim Sha Tsui?
I don't think so.

Besides the usual tourist must see list, Ocean Park and HK Science Museum if they are open at that time are your best bet for the 6yrs old.
I would only consider Disney if their others parks are not an option in your lifetime.
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People were camped out starting lunch time for the July 1, 20th-anniversary pyrotechnics.
those are paid by china and wouldnt be there for NYE.

I'd say 7pm would be too late and you can hardly get to Salisbury Road (look at a map).
roads get blocked at 4 or 6 pm, so that's actually when the most people arrive. IF you want to be by the seaside, I'd say 4-5pm would be a good bet.
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those are paid by china and wouldnt be there for NYE.

I'd say 7pm would be too late and you can hardly get to Salisbury Road (look at a map).
roads get blocked at 4 or 6 pm, so that's actually when the most people arrive. IF you want to be by the seaside, I'd say 4-5pm would be a good bet.
Did you mean the camped-out people are paid by China? :-)

Good info on the 4-5 PM arrival at TST?

If I were to stay in hotel at Causeway Bay, is the Convention Center a good location to watch the fireworks within walking distance and what time should I "camp out"?
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