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Things to do after your flight to Beijing (PEK)

Beijing has retained many traditions while transforming into a modern political and business center. China’s bustling capital city offers a unique journey through the country’s past and present.

Beijing’s top attractions

  • Step inside the imposing walls of the Forbidden City and see the opulent halls, courtyards and pavilions.
  • Tour a hutong, a traditional housing area.
  • Stand in the large Tiananmen Square, which is surrounded by important buildings including the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.
  • Discover why the National Stadium is nicknamed the Bird’s Nest.
  • Admire the grand Temple of Heaven and stroll through its lush gardens.
  • Spend an evening at the Peking Opera, also known as the Beijing Opera.
  • Take a day trip to the Great Wall of China.

Best time to travel to Beijing

Beijing is a year-round destination, with spring and fall generally offering the most pleasant weather. Fall is a popular time for festivals, including the Fall Fragrant Hill Red Leaf Festival, highlighting the changing foliage, the Beijing 798 Art Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Chinese New Year, each winter, is the largest annual celebration. See ice sculptures at the Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival and the Bird’s Nest Ice and Snow Festival, both held in the winter.

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Weather in Beijing

Saturday sky is clear
77°F 09/26/20
Sunday scattered clouds
77°F 09/27/20
Monday scattered clouds
77°F 09/28/20
Tuesday light rain
64°F 09/29/20
Wednesday light rain
61°F 09/30/20
Thursday moderate rain
71°F 10/01/20
Friday sky is clear
69°F 10/02/20
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New York/Newark (EWR)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/07/20

Return: 12/21/20

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$2,397*
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San Francisco (SFO)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/22/20

Return: 01/05/21

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$2,198*
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Washington, D.C. (IAD)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/21/20

Return: 01/04/21

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$2,262*
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Chicago (ORD)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/25/20

Return: 01/01/21

Roundtrip
from
$3,893*
Viewed:1hourago

Los Angeles (LAX)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/25/20

Return: 01/01/21

Roundtrip
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$2,722*
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Washington, D.C. (WAS)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/22/20

Return: 01/05/21

Roundtrip
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$2,280*
Viewed:7hoursago

Houston (IAH)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/22/20

Return: 01/05/21

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$2,323*
Viewed:12hoursago

Phoenix (PHX)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/25/20

Return: 01/08/21

Roundtrip
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$4,115*
Viewed:31minutesago

Austin (AUS)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/21/20

Return: 01/04/21

Roundtrip
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$3,578*
Viewed:15hoursago

Denver (DEN)

Beijing (PEK)

Depart: 12/22/20

Return: 01/05/21

Roundtrip
from
$3,654*
Viewed:14hoursago

*Prices have been available for round trips within the last 48 hours and may not be currently available. For Economy class, fares listed may be Basic Economy, which is our most restrictive fare option and subject to additional restrictions. Additional baggage charges and fees for other optional service may apply. Other terms and conditions may apply.