One of our favorite spots for running, playing, doing yoga & other activities is Xuhui Waterfront. Never heard of it? Neither had I before one morning were we decided to run from our home to the Bund and instead of heading towards the West Bund where we have another favorite running route (check this one out here) we just ran in a straight line through Xuhui.
We ended up at the water as planned but were surprised to find what seems like a newly renovated waterfront. I love this spot because you get open space, a great water-view and fresh air (if the air quality is okay on that given day). Another great Shanghai Escape!
You can do a great run from your home to here and then enjoy the area while you do your push ups, jumps or headstands. Another option which I prefer in order to avoid running in the busy streets of Shanghai to get here is to jump on my bike to the Bund and do my 5k run at the water. Or do as my boyfriend and get up suuuuper early (he prefers 5.30) and you are almost able to run in empty streets which is a pretty cool experience to - Shanghai definitely seems like a different city in the early hours!
Xuhui Waterfront is worth a visit - great for a weekend stroll as well.
Check our route (the Black Line) on the above map and click here to find an interactive google map where you can see more details and make your own route.