From Minhang, Shanghai is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the northeast, and Jiaxing is approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southwest.
Don't limit yourself to Minhang; Shanghai contains plenty of natural and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. Roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) away is Fengxian. Head here to see the Guhua Park and Bihaijinsha Beach.
About 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the northeast of Minhang is Shanghai, a regional center where you'll find Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Lu Xun Park and Memorial and Lu Xun Museum. Ensure you don't head back to Minhang until you've checked out Shanghai's Shanghai Grand Theatre, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone and Shanghai Public Library.
If you're searching for things to do that won't wreak havoc on the budget, take a tour of Shanghai 's popular gardens.
No break is complete without a bit of rest and recuperation. Cycling is one of the activities they do to relax here and picnicking is another.
No matter if you are traveling on the common tourist route or heading off the beaten path, learning a few key Mandarin phrases will be sure to open doors. A good example of a handy Mandarin phrase is "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" (Would you like todance with me?). "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān" means "This gentleman/lady will pay for everything"
At the end of your vacation, bid a fond Zàijiàn (farewell) to the characters you have met and the places you've spent time.