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What are the best places to visit in Beijing?

There are loads of awesome things you can do when you're somewhere new. So why not get your trip to Beijing off to a great start by perusing some of our recommendations? After all – out there starts here!

If you're visiting Beijing, checking out Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City should be at the top of your itinerary. These star attractions have played a vital role in putting this city on the map, are they're bound to make a big impression.

You won't have to worry about a boring moment in this bustling city. The Temple of Heaven and Beihai Park will make sure you're always on the move. The CCTV Headquarters and the Great Hall of the People are some more worthwhile sights that won't disappoint you.

Tiananmen stands as an important reminder of history. Discover why this commemorative piece was commissioned and better understand the local heritage and accomplishments. There's an excellent range of things to keep you busy in this destination. A quick way to truly immerse yourself in a region's culture is to swing by its lively marketplaces. Browse through the products and shop like a local at Hongqiao Market. Still have some time to spare? Structures that honor the dead are often both impressive and sobering. Swing by Chairman Mao Memorial Hall for some quiet contemplation.

What are the most popular activities for a Beijing holiday?

The world is alive with adventure, and there are endless amazing experiences to be had when we grab our luggage and head off on vacation.

Your trip to Beijing is just about to get a lot more exciting. There are loads of things to do, including:

Have a little time on your side? Visit our Beijing things to do page for a full range of options.

What types of accommodation options are available in Beijing?

Get a running start on your Beijing travel itinerary by securing a place to sleep. There are 1,110 properties in the national capital that can be booked on Expedia. We've got luxury getaways and cheap vacations for all kinds of travelers.

Beijing's higher-end options such as the Pangu 7 Star Hotel (27 Central North 4th Ring Road) and the Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing (No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue) are bound to charm the most discerning visitor. The Beijing Hotel NUO Wangfujing (33 Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District) and the Super 8 Hotel Guozhan - Beijing (1 Xiaohuangzhuang Rd Heping W) have good reviews if you want somewhere less expensive.

Tiananmen Square is on the to-do list for almost every visitor to Beijing, and staying within easy reach is a good way to really make the most of it. The Imperial Mansion, Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments can be found just 0.3 miles away. Another convenient option is the Beijing Hotel, 0.4 miles away.

Is there an airport in Beijing?

Clear security, shuffle onboard, put your bags in the overhead locker and get comfy! Your trip to Beijing is only a plane ride away. After touching down at Nanyuan Airport (NAY), you'll be 8 miles from the heart of town.




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Grand Millennium Beijing ¥11,089
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
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Grand Millennium Beijing

Grand Millennium Beijing

7 Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Beijing
     
    4.3 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    People are very nice and place is very clean. Very recommend.

    Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian ¥9,857
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
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    Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian

    Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian

    Tower 1 25 Yuanda Road, Haidian District, Beijing, Beijing
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      They do not turn on the airconditioning during winter which made the room very stuffy!

      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La ¥13,861
      Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019
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      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La

      Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La

      No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
         
        4.6 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Location was great. Liked the co-working space and the brew pub.

        Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing
        Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019
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        Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing

        Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing

        No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, Beijing
           
          4.5 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          It’s the perfect stay in Summit Wing. Consistent perfect service provided by Shangri-la Hotel.

          Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing
          Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019
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          Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

          Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

          8 Guangshun South Street, Lei Shing Hong Center, Beijing, Beijing
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Hotel was excellent. Clean and friendly staff. Well worth the stay. Extreme value for money. Breakfast was awesome.

            Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport by Langham Hospitality Group ¥9,832
            Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020
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            Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport by Langham Hospitality Group

            Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport by Langham Hospitality Group

            No. 1 Yi Jing Road Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Beijing, Beijing
               
              4.5 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              My flight got delayed and I had to stay in Beijing for one night. I booked it 10 mins before arriving the hotel. It’s a really nice hotel and convenient location. They have shuttle picking up from the hotel to the airport and vise versa. It’s right outside of T3 gate five. Would stay again in the ...

              The Great Wall Hotel Beijing(Former The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing) ¥7,490
              Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020
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              The Great Wall Hotel Beijing(Former The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing)

              The Great Wall Hotel Beijing(Former The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing)

              10 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, Beijing
                 
                3.8 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Excellent hotel with lovely staff and a fantastic room with a beautiful room. The only problem was a loose bathplug mechanism that made filling the bath a long and troublesome event.

                Fosen Suites at Seasons Park
                Fosen Suites at Seasons Park

                Fosen Suites at Seasons Park

                No. 36 Dongzhimenwai Avenue Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing
                   
                  1.0
                  of 5, from 1 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Beijing, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sanlitun, Yonghe Temple, and Wangfujing Street. Forbidden City and The Palace Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km). Dongzhimen Station is 13 minutes by foot and Agricultural Exhibition Center Station is 17 minutes.

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