Destination guide

Historic Beijing will entice you

Take a vacation to Beijing and enjoy the area's history, museums and monuments. Renowned for its temples, shopping and art, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Forbidden City, China Museum of History or Ditan Park. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Beijing

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Beijing a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Beijing Aquarium (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Jingshan Table Tennis Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Gongti Richina Underwater World (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Beijing Zoo (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Temple of Earth (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • National Library Concert Hall (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Beijing

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Beijing is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Beihai Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Houhai Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ditan Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Summer Palace (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Zhongnanhai (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Changpu River Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Beijing

Fly into Beijing (PEK-Capital Intl.), the closest airport, located 16.1 mi (25.8 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station and Beijing North Railway Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Beijing by jumping on the metro at Tian'anmen West Station, Tian'anmen East Station or Hepingmen Station.

Where to stay around Beijing?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 32 holiday lettings near Beijing. From 23 Condos/Apartments to 5 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Beijing is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Beijing?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Beijing. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chaoyang: 21 holiday homes
  • Haidian District: 27 holiday homes
  • Downtown Beijing: 22 holiday homes
  • Qianmen West Heyan St: 29 holiday homes
  • Fengtai: 20 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Beijing! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Beijing?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Beijing. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Qianmen West Heyan St: 29 holiday rentals
  • Zhongnanhai: 28 holiday rentals
  • Baiyun Guan: 28 holiday rentals
  • Yintai Centre: 27 holiday rentals
  • China World Trade Center: 27 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Beijing listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.