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]



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]


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

This Just In: Two Establishments DQ’d in Burger Cup; Rumi and Nola Through to Second Round

This just in: Two venues that made it past the first round in the Burger Cup have been disqualified, leaving room for two additional burger places to join the ranks of the 32: Rumi and Nola. El Gran … [Read More...]

Taste Test: Which Haw to Gnaw?

Hawthorn apples are found in many forms. Sometimes in naturally dried cuts, sometimes jellied, and occasionally covered in crystalline sugar. We checked out the good, the bad and the sickly. ORCHARD … [Read More...]

This Week: Loft Eatalicious Opening in Shuangjing, Carnivore’s Club Dinner, End of Summer Barbecues

With the weather getting noticeably cooler over the past few days, we imagine you'll want to grab any opportunity to eke out the last few weeks of summer. Luckily, there's still a couple of events … [Read More...]

Talking Travel: Qufu – Where Confucius Lives On

Imagine Beijing's top imperial sites, but without the tourist throngs. In the offseason, you can almost have some sites entirely to yourself, a lone visitor in a centuries-old temple – a shrine to … [Read More...]