Visit Beijing in February

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Planning your Beijing tour in February has its perks in the terms of budget and crowd levels, but there are drawbacks for traveling Beijing in February, too.

It is still very cold outside, average high 5℃ and low -7℃ though a little bit warmer than January.

The weather in February in Beijing
February is a transit month between winter and spring, though it is still very cold, it is beginning to shake off its winter cloak. A thick sweater and a cotton-padded coat are enough in general.

You may check the following Historical Climate Data for February in Beijing to prepare for your packing and your wear for Beijing Tour.

Historical Climate Data for February in Beijing
This past 50-year historical weather data is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our Beijing February Realtime Weather Photos    for more information on the Beijing weather in February.


Date       Average High Average Low Precipitation    Extreme High Extreme Low
February 012℃-8℃Omm12℃(1976)-16℃(1965)
February 022℃-8℃0mm11℃(2002)-16℃(1972)
February 033℃-8℃0mm13℃(2007)-16℃(1952)
February 043℃-8℃0mm12℃(2002)-15℃(1963)
February 053℃-8℃0mm16℃(2007)-17℃(1969)
February 064℃-7℃0mm16℃(1993)-18℃(1953)
February 074℃-7℃0mm15℃(1995)-16℃(1968)
February 084℃-7℃0mm13℃(1987)-15℃(1957)
February 094℃-7℃ 0mm15℃(2007)-16℃(1957)
February 105℃-7℃0mm16℃(1987)-14℃(1967)
February 114℃-7℃0mm13℃(1995)-15℃(1968)
February 125℃-7℃0mm14℃(1981)-14℃(1967)
February 136℃-6℃0mm20℃(1996)-13℃(1964)
February 145℃          -6℃0mm15℃(1996)-13℃(1980)
February 155℃-6℃0mm                13℃(1966)-15℃(1953)
February 164℃-6℃0mm15℃(1974)-15℃(1953)
February 175℃-6℃0mm15℃(1974)-14℃(1952)
February 185℃-6℃0mm14℃(1979)-13℃(1953)
February 195℃-5℃0mm16℃(1960)-14℃(1957)
February 205℃-5℃0mm15℃(1962)-13℃(1968)
February 215℃-5℃0mm16℃(2002)-14℃(1968)
February 226℃-5℃0mm15℃(1963)-27℃(1966)
February 236℃-5℃0mm17℃(1977)-23℃(1966)
February 245℃-5℃0mm17℃(1977)-19℃(1969)
February 255℃-4℃     0mm16℃(1992)-16℃(1969)
February 266℃-4℃0mm18℃(1992)     -14℃(1981)
February 277℃-4℃0mm17℃(1992)-14℃(1969)
February 287℃-4℃         0mm19℃(1963)-13℃(1969)
February 297℃-3℃0mm14℃(2008)-10℃(1956)


Why go to Beijing in February?
February is still in the tourist low season when you are able to enjoy the discounted tour prices in Beijing including hotel accommodations, entrance fees and flights.

You don’t expect huge crowds of tourists in the places you are going to visit.The drawbacks for Beijing tour in February include the shorter opening time for the major attractions and the cold and windy weather outside.

The activities popular in February include Beijing skiing, and bathing in a hot spring resorts in Beijing.  Kindly remind you that Beijing ski season will over at the end of February.

The Chinese New Year falls on Feb 12, 2021. The second most important festival – Lantern Festival falls on Feb 26,2021. The arrival of Lantern Festival marks the end of the New Year season.

The most proper time of the year for birding in Beijing falls on February and November. So if you are a birding lover, February is the best time for birding in Beijing.

February Events, Holidays & Festivals

February has its perks in the terms of budget and crowd levels, but it is still very cold outside, average high 5℃ and low -7℃ though a little warmer than January.

Add on:

How to Visit Beijing in February
Beijing February Realtime Weather Photos

Public Holidays

1. Chinese New Year Eve 新年除夕
The Chinese Lunar New Year Eve falls on Feb 11, 2011.A time for family gathering and gala dinner.

2. The Chinese Lunar New Year ( Spring Festival) 春节
Spring Festival is the biggest and most celebrated festival in China as well as some countries of east and south-east Asia. The Chinese New Year falls on Feb 12, 2021.

Chinese government makes it a 7 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together.

See:How to Spend Spring Festival in Beijing  and  Dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve

Annual Events and Festivals

1. Start of Spring on Feb 03 立春
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 3. Start of Spring opens the curtain of spring and everything turns green and full of vigor;  the weather is becoming warmer.

2. Rain Water starting on Feb 18 雨水
Rain Water is one of the 24 solar terms in China created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. Rain Water signals the increase in rainfall and rise in temperature.

3. Lantern Festival  ( Feb26, 2021) 元宵节
Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar new year.  The New Year comes to an end when the Festival of Lanterns sets in. Each lantern festival finds lantern shows and folk dance everywhere.

One special food for the festival is the Tang Yuan, another kind of dumplings made of sweet rice rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or different fillings. People solve riddles on the lanterns.

4. Skiing and Skating Activities 滑雪和滑冰
Most of the skiing and skating activities in January are carried on in February.

5. Meet in Beijing Arts Festival “相约北京”艺术节
Official Website:
Organizing Committee Office of Meet in Beijing Arts Festival
Add: N0. 10, Chaoyangmen North Street, Beijing 100020 P.R. China
Meet in Beijing Arts Festival is a large-scale international festival hosted by Beijing Municipality Government, China’s Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. The Festival was inaugurated in 2000 and held annually.
Time: Jan 07 – Feb 4, 2021

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Escorted Beijing tour in Winter
Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself tour? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your winter trip.

Beijing Winter Tour .

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P

(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P 
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

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2 Responses to “Visit Beijing in February”

  1. Sharada says:

    Hi ,
    I am travelling to Beijing on 25 Feb to 28 Feb 2018 .
    I am enquiring to find a suitable Beijing tour for this time period .
    Can you kindly suggest itenary and price .
    We are a couple .


  2. Daniel says:

    Dear Sharada,

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