This central shopping district is popular with both Beijing residents and tourists alike. This central area is close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. There are many major hotels in this … [Read More]


The Great Wall

Famous around the world, the Great Wall is one of the top sites near Beijing. It's what everyone wants to see--and you can't see it from space, so you have to go there yourself. Here's where to go and … [Read More]



Beijing has many great restaurants. Here are some tips on where to eat. Street food Some of the best food is prepared by small vendors along the street. Don't be afraid, just be wise: Choose a place … [Read More]


Getting around

It's easy to get around Beijing. The subway system is extensive, cheap, and easy to use. Taxis are plentiful -- and also very cheap. Taxis Unless it's raining or late at night, you'll probably find … [Read More]


Beijing: Dynamic. Bold. Exciting.

There's more to Beijing than just the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Mao's tomb, or the 2008 Olympic Games. Come here and you'll find a cutting-edge city at the forefront of world … [Read More]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

Holed Up at Home? Watch One of the Most Terrifying Movies of All Time

Ok if you're reading this now on Beijing's biggest party night of the year, you've probably got Ebola or you are struggling with a life-long agoraphobia problem. Or perhaps your Halloween costume … [Read More...]

Get Cozy: New Winter Menu Options at Obentos

When thinking about food, "healthy" and "winter" aren't usually terms that go together. Why struggle through a salad when you can snuggle with a stew? Luckily, Obentos are here for us with their … [Read More...]

Last-Minute Costume Ideas for the Truly Desperate

It's almost 5pm on Oct 31. The parties are already starting and you still don't have a costume? Get with the program, people! The time for costume shopping has passed and that Taobao package ain't … [Read More...]

Beijing Says ‘Boo’ to Halloween Costumes on the Subway

Thinking of leaving your car or bicycle home and taking the subway to your freaks and geeks Halloween party? Think again: Beijing police are ready to arrest or otherwise exclude from public … [Read More...]