Visitors to hotels in Hongkou enjoy easy access to major shopping areas, including North Sichuan Road, and such local attractions as Lu Xun Park, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Duolun Culture Center and Luxun Memorial Hall.
Shanghai Stadium is currently used mostly for football matches, but has also hosted concerts by international performers such as Mariah Carey and Kanye West. Inside, visitors can make use of the stadium’s climbing wall and squash court facilities.
Lu Xun Park provides a quiet spot for reading, meditation, and exercising, as well as plenty of rides and a lake with boats for rent on its eastern side. The park is named after one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th century, who is also buried here and has both a memorial statue and clock in his honor.
The Hongku district is well-served by public transport, and is accessible by Metro Lines 3, 4, and 8.