50 things to do in Beijing

Whether you're in Beijing for 72 hours or a decade, don't miss the 50 best things to do in the city

Beijing has so much going on - from historic sights and museums that illuminate China's fascinating history, to the unique experiences and great food that make it worth living here - that it was hard to whittle our list down to just 50 things to see, eat and do. Explore our guide to must-do Beijing here (and don't forget to tick the ones you've done already off your list).  

Food & Drink
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Food & Drink

Beijing's most unique culinary experiences

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Historic Beijing
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Historic Beijing

How to explore Beijing's fascinating history

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Sights & Activities
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Sights & Activities

Experience life in Beijing: do this

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How many have you done?
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How many have you done?

Find out how many of the 50 best things to do in Beijing you've ticked off

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Beijing's hidden gems
Visiting Beijing

Beijing's hidden gems

Explore Beijing's best kept secrets with hidden hutongs, cosy cafes, tucked away art galleries an...

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50 things to do: eating

Eat Peking duck
Restaurants

Eat Peking duck

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Try a donkey burger
Restaurants

Try a donkey burger

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Treat yourself to Temple Restaurant Beijing
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Treat yourself to Temple Restaurant Beijing

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Eat a bowl of Zhajiangmian
Restaurants

Eat a bowl of Zhajiangmian

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Eat at a North Korean restaurant
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Eat at a North Korean restaurant

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Eat at Beijing's oldest restaurant
Restaurants

Eat at Beijing's oldest restaurant

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Eat at the Royal Icehouse
Restaurants

Eat at the Royal Icehouse

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50 things to do: get active

Exercise like a real Beijinger
Health & Wellness

Exercise like a real Beijinger

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Go ice karting
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Go ice karting

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Do a Hey!Robics class
Family

Do a Hey!Robics class

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Cycle Beijing
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Cycle Beijing

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50 things to do: music and the arts

Get down to 798

Get down to 798

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Experience the vibrant experimental and rock music scene

Experience the vibrant experimental and rock music scene

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See a movie at Beijing's Moma
Film

See a movie at Beijing's Moma

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Watch Chinese actors in an Italian opera
Stage

Watch Chinese actors in an Italian opera

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50 things to do: going out

School yourself on local spirits
Bars

School yourself on local spirits

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Get your craft beer on

Get your craft beer on

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Dance until dawn at Migas
Restaurants

Dance until dawn at Migas

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Enjoy the view at Capital M
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Enjoy the view at Capital M

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50 things to do: get out of the city

Go leaf peeping in Fragrant Hills
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Go leaf peeping in Fragrant Hills

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Go West
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Go West

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Be a tourist in Tianjin
Hotels

Be a tourist in Tianjin

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50 things to do: unique to Beijing

Visit the National Museum
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Visit the National Museum

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Discover the Lama Temple
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Discover the Lama Temple

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Go for a dip in Houhai
Blogs

Go for a dip in Houhai

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See a Guoan match
Blogs

See a Guoan match

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50 things to do: shopping

Get tailor-made clothes
Shopping

Get tailor-made clothes

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Pick up some knick-knacks at the 'Dirt Market'
Shopping

Pick up some knick-knacks at the 'Dirt Market'

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Window shop - or really shop - at these boutiques
Shopping

Window shop - or really shop - at these boutiques

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