Last-minute Spring Travel Deals

06/04/2012
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Spring is going on. After Chinese traditional Qingming Festival, the Easter is just around the corner.

No matter you are keen on blossoms viewing , want to go for outside activities, or interested in hunting eggs with your kids on easter day, here are sevral kinds of activities you can choose in this spring. Just go outside to enjoy your spring break in Beijing.

1. Spring-only Flowers’ Viewing Day Trips in Beijing

Since it is a flower’s blooming season (from later March to early May), there are kinds of flower festival being hold in sevral parks in Beijing. You can either pay a day trip to those parks, or add your favorite one into your Beijing city tour.

Cherry Blossoms Festival in Beijing

Cherry Blossoms Festival in Beijing

The popular Beijing Flower Shows:

  • Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual festival is hold in Yuyuantan Park from late March to late Aprial, and famous for about 2,000 Oriental Cherry plants of 20 different species.
  • Chinese Flowering Crabapple Festival: It is hold in Yuan Dynasty City Wall Relics Park every year.
  • Peach Blossom Festival: Starts from March 29 to May 13, this year’s Peach Blossom Festival will not show you the Blooming Peach blossoms, but also 1,000 varieties of other flowers.

2. Taking Outside Activities & Enjoying the Fresh Air

In China, there is a traditional activity called “踏青 ” (Tàqīng), which means go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime. And in Beijing, the best palce for you to do some excersise while enjoy the spring landscape is the Great Wall. Hiking Great Wall in spring, taking a deep breath of the fresh air, and viewing the green landscape around…Just enjoy the power of life!

Hiking the Great Wall in a Shiny Spring Day

Hiking the Great Wall in a Shiny Spring Day

In fact, going outside does not just mean go far away. Even in Beijing city, you can also experience the lovely spring days in some places, especially the traditional hutong areas. Cycling through the local hutongs, or just wander through those traditional narrow streets, you can spend a leisure afternoon enjoying the sunshine there.

3. Enjoying a Family Day with Kids

With the fine weather (neither too hot nor too clod), spring is a good time for a family tour with kids. Various outdoor activities, such as great wall hiking, flying kites and picking strawberries are interesting for kids.

Go Easter Egg Hunt with Whole Family!

Go Easter Egg Hunt with Whole Family!

Also, while the Easter is coming, some hotels offer Easter banquets and Easter egg hunt for families with kids. The annual Easter egg hunt in Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Financial Street is one of Beijing’s biggest and best Easter egg hunts with 1,500 eggs to be found.

Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Address: No. 83A Jian Guo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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If you want more deals about your spring break in Beijing, or want to add your interests in your Beijing trip, please contact us and our Beijing local ‘insiders’ will arrange it for you.