New York’s quirky, slightly more chaotic Asian sister, Hong Kong is perfect for anyone who’s not quite burned out of city life, but is seeking a tantalizing, almost overwhelming twist. The walkable city is exactly what you make of it—whether you’re in the mood for a bougie getaway or a more casual, local adventure. Upon landing, dim sum (the real stuff) for brunch is a must. When exploring the city, keep in mind that it is divided into two main sections—Hong Kong Island and Kowloon—the latter which can be compared a bit to Brooklyn. To get the best experience, do both. Start on Hong Kong Island, and take a walk around Soho (yes, just like NYC) with rows of shops occupied by local brands. Take the MTA as you meander to Sai Ying Pun, an increasingly trendy neighborhood filled with handmade fare. While you’re there, stop by Teakha, known for their hojicha—a burnt green tea with a smokey, nutty taste or head over to Sheung Wan to stop into Mrs. Pound, a speakeasy with a cult following. When it’s time to venture to Kowloon, jump on the Star Fairy from central to Tsim Sha Tsui. Though quick, the ride is a great chance to drink in the iconic Hong Kong skyline from an unbeatable vantage point. Kowloon Park is a bit of a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, while Mong Kok provides the charming frenetic energy for which Hong Kong has come to be known. Make sure you make it to The Peak, another opportune point from which to view the city from above. For a final calming retreat, take a day trip to Cheung Chau island, where no vehicles are allowed. Walk or bike around the nature-filled island and enjoy a fresh seafood meal. Wrap up your trip with High Tea, a remaining influence from the British Colonial times, at most of the big name hotels, from the Ritz and Mandarin Oriental to the Four Seasons.