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]



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]



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]


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]


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]


Recent Beijing News from City Weekend and The Beijinger

The Job Hunt: Be Our Graphic Designer, Manage an Italian Restaurant, Play Football in the Chinese League, Model for the UN

Summer is coming up, and who wants to spend the best of Beijing's days locked up in a boring, dead-end job, with horrible colleagues you'd rather never see? As our beloved reader, you should know that … [Read More...]

Where to Taco and Margarita This Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo doesn’t celebrate Mexican independence and is actually not even a major holiday in Mexico, it doesn’t mean we can’t treat it like a Mexican version of St. Patrick’s Day, which is … [Read More...]

EAT: Cinco de Mayo at The Local, The Beijinger 2016 Burger Cup, Gongbao Jiding, and Mother’s Day Brunches

Beijing might not have given us the best weather for the May holiday, but today is looking really fine, so make sure you utilize your lunch break and get outside. As for foodie happenings in our fair … [Read More...]

In Case You Missed Them: Beijing’s Newest Healthy Eats

With Beijing giving us a sneak preview of summer, it seems healthy eateries are popping out of the woodwork. In case you have missed some of Beijing's newest and freshest eats, here's a round-up of … [Read More...]