We have been enjoying the consecutive days of blue skies in Shanghai. Staying in the city for the October holiday ended up being a special treat, as the city felt overall quieter and more relaxed. We took the chance to explore a couple local attractions. One of them was the Shanghai Botanical Gardens, located near Shanghai South Station. At 240 acres in size, we only hit a small fraction of it. Plenty of space for the kids to run around (we spent most of the time just picnicking and playing tag/frisbee/soccer on a grassy lawn area) and an abundance of greenery to take (and breath) in. While weekends and holidays may be crowded, this can make for a relaxing weekday outing with little ones. And definitely an enchanting setting for a photo shoot for those wanting to get away from the cityscape!