Well, the short answer is: lots. Shanghai is a big city, and plenty of tastes are accounted for here. However, there's a difference between the more tourist-y activities you do if you're visiting Shanghai for a short time, and the kind of things you do if you live here.

If you are newly-arrived in the city or are looking for something to do with visiting friends, try taking the Double-decker bus around town. It takes in a majority of Shanghai sights and gives newcomers a good overall feel of the city.

Tourist activities

Main article: Tourist activities

Expat activities

Main article: Expat activities

Cool areas to explore

Main article: Cool places to explore

Sinan Mansions

Former French Concession