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

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Historic Beijing
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Historic Beijing

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Art & music
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Art & music

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Shopping
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Shopping

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Get active
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Get active

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Escape the city
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Escape the city

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Top picks: art & music

Area guide: 798

Area guide: 798

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The best exhibitions in Beijing this September
Art

The best exhibitions in Beijing this September

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Top picks: get active

Rent a share bike
Blogs

Rent a share bike

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Run on these tracks
Health & Wellness

Run on these tracks

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Top picks: historic Beijing

Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Forbidden City
Visiting Beijing

Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Forbidden City

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Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Summer Palace
Visiting Beijing

Time Out's ultimate guide to Beijing's Summer Palace

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