Beijing, an oriental tourist hot spot combining a long and rich history with modern life, is not only the most popular China tour destination for young and senior travelers, but also for family tours. We at China Highlights here provide some suggestions for Beijing family tour planning.
Your children may be interested in parks, museums, historical sites, shopping streets, and authentic snacks and restaurants. Beijing has all these and much more to give you an unforgettable tour.
Various recreation facilities and cartoon characters are in this dreamlike and adventurous fairytale kingdom. The night performances in summer are brilliant.
Similar to Beijing Happy Valley, Shijingshan Amusement Park is another large theme park in Beijing with many fun rides. It is also a great wonderland for children.
Animals are many children's favorite interest. Beijing Zoo has a large number of animals, including pandas, giraffes, and some rare species. The dolphin and other ocean star performances in the ocean park are must-see shows in Beijing Zoo.
All the famous world landmarks in Beijing World Park provide you with an interesting introduction to the world. Without traveling to other countries you can get a feeling of taking a round-the-world tour.Also read Top 8 Water Parks in China.
Ski resorts around Beijing give you a great opportunity to go skiing with your family with professional skiing instruction and equipment. Many children love this activity.
|Ski Resort||Hours from the City Center||Location||Season|
|Nanshan Ski Resort||1.5 hours||Near the village of Miyun, about 60 kilometers northeast of Beijing||December – late February|
|Badaling Ski Resort||1.5 hours||Three kilometers from the Great Wall||December – March|
|Lianhuashan Ski Resort||1.5 hours||Zhang Sub-district, Shunyi District near Beijing's International Airport||December – March|
Check out more top ski resorts in China.
Apart from going skiing, skating on lakes or rivers is another highlight in Beijing. Beihai Park and the Summer Palace are great places for travelers and local people to have fun.
What if your children don't like Chinese food? Don't worry. There are plenty of children-oriented foreign restaurants and Western restaurants with good English service, such as KFC and McDonald's, which can be easily found on the streets, especially near the attractions and shopping malls. We have listed several recommended Western restaurants in Beijing for you.
The most representative food in Beijing is Beijing duck, and most children and grownups like that! Local snacks can be found in the ancient snack streets.
Some traditional hotels, such as courtyard residences (siheyuans) in the hutongs, have unique characteristics. The Chinese old-style houses retain a quiet charm. If you want to experience the idiomatic Beijing life of the past, choose a siheyuan!
Han Royal Garden Hotel and Red Wall Garden Hotel are two exquisite hotels with rich Chinese ancient-style atmosphere. They are located in Hutongs, where you can really have a great experience of the local life.
Highly-sought-after hotels in Beijing need reservations especially in the peak season (from late spring to autumn and some important holidays, such as the Labor Day and National Day holidays).
|4-Day Beijing Family Tour||$519|
|5-Day Beijing Family Tour||$609|
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|Beijing with Yangtze River and Panda-Keeping Tour||12 days||$2299||Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Shanghai|
|Beijing to Guilin and Hong Kong Family Tour||10 days||$2499||Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong|
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