as ive grown long accustomed to beijing life style and have no real interests in tourism and all the places people often go.. there remain yet a few places I enjoy.
I always enjoy serene places over crowded ones.
1. Song Shan - In Yanqing County
2. Huai Rou
3. Yuan Ming Yuan
4. xi san ling (ming tombs) - for bike riding. It is really great because there are just many open roads and tons or places to just kick back. Bring a book with ya and some food/drink and you will see it really is peaceful
5. Sima Tai Great Wall - I can't stand Badaling. Sima Tai still has the rustic, untouched feeling.
6. My home - no beer but have coffee and the like.