Hong Kong is a big city, for sure, but it's got a great outdoors that would appeal to adults and children alike. Four-tenths of Hong Kong is officially designated country park, few parts of the city aren't in sight of water, it's dotted with parks large and small, and the outlying islands are a world away from the concrete jungle.
One of Hong Kong's most famous attractions is the Star Ferry, which putters back and forth between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Besides being highly inexpensive, it's also one of the world'd great sightseeing trips. Nothing says "outdoors" like one of Hong Kong's street markets, such as Ladies Market. And then there's Hong Kong's brace of theme parks – Disney and Ocean Park. Of course, you don't have to head to a "destination" – simply wandering the streets and alleyways is an entertainment in itself, and the city is very safe, with hardly any street crime.
One thing to note: Hong Kong gets hot in summer time – take adequate drinking water if you are venturing out to one of the more remote country parks, and don't be shy about using an umbrella to ward off the sun. It's what the locals do on a regular basis.
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