Duolun Road is a must-see stop for those interested in the history and culture of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. It was once a writers' enclave and today has been restored as a 'cultural street.'
Duolun Road was once part of the American Concession, and the restored 20th century architecture is the main reason for visiting. The area has been pedestrianized; you'll wander among museums, antique and curio houses, calligraphers' and painters' studios, bookshops and literary clubs, teahouses and wine bars. There is a Museum of Modern Art that's generally worth a look.
This is a great place to look out for Mao-era curios and relics of Shanghai's 20th century past. Wandering here could take up half a day, with a break in a teahouse to set you up for more art and book shopping.
Duolun Road is in the Hongkou District of Shanghai, to the north of the city. Take the subway to East Baoxing Road.