Xiaoxitian, South Luogu Alley and Gui Street, are nearby areas which are also worth exploring.
People come from near and far to experience Tiananmen Square, one of the most iconic attractions in the country. It is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city center.
Forbidden City is one of the popular attractions in the heart of Beijing that is worth checking out.
Shishahai has a number of cultural attractions within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Head to the National Art Museum of China, to get your fix of art.
If you love nature and wildlife, head to the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax. Enjoy some of the scenic urban spaces such as Beihai Park and Jingshan Park.
While you are here, head to the nearby local attractions such as the St. Joseph's Cathedral, the Temple of Confucius and Huabiao. These are a magnet for locals and tourists alike. For those who enjoy history, the region’s past has been beautifully preserved at the Prince Gong's Palace. Lama Temple offer visitors to Beijing the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
To stock up on supplies or enjoy a light meal, browse Wangfujing Street, the Dong Hua Men Night Market and the South Luogu Lane.
After enjoying Shishahai, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, the Regent Beijing, and the Peninsula Beijing.