There’s nothing quite like seeing a city accompanied by a local who shares your obsessions. We love the boutique company Little Adventures in Hong Kong because it creates custom private walking experiences based on your interests, and its hosts are equally at ease talking about politics as they are about barbecued pork. If you’re a foodie, the “Essential Hong Kong” walk is a great framework to build on. You’ll be shown both “wet” and “dry” markets, tiny temples tucked in back alleys, Chinese doctors, apothecaries and old herb shops (snake wine, anyone?), and neighborhood cafés with the best Hong-Kong-style milk tea, all in historical context. (Opt for the guided dim sum lunch afterwards too.) Or ask your guide to take you to his or her favorite place in Central for roast goose. Post-walk, get dropped off at Ten Feet Tall on Queen’s Road for a traditional Chinese foot massage in a decidedly untraditional designer foot spa that’s in every local Hongkonger’s speed dial. The spa is all about minimal chic: the treatment rooms are decorated in shades of white with black-and-white beach scenes as reminders that you’re here to chill out. Grab a fresh coconut water from the juice menu.