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 features

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)
How to get there

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 property listings offer a large selection of 31 vacation rentals near Beijing. From 23 Condos/Apartments to 4 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Beijing for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Beijing?

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

  • Chaoyang: 21 vacation rentals
  • 798 Space: 27 vacation rentals
  • National Stadium (Birds Nest): 27 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Beijing: 21 vacation rentals
  • Peking University: 27 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Beijing! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Beijing?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Beijing. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • 798 Space: 27 rentals
  • National Stadium (Birds Nest): 27 rentals
  • Peking University: 27 rentals
  • National Agricultural Exhibition Center: 27 rentals
  • Qianmen West Heyan St: 28 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.