the great wall of china in beijing

Despite the poor air quality and gridlocked traffic, China is a beautiful country to visit. Full of bustling cities, colorful markets, flavorful food, and traditional, mountain-top villages, time spent here is always a unique experience, and Beijing is the perfect place to start.

Lucky for us travelers, fares to Beijing just dropped in price. Airlines including United, Air Canada, ANA, Delta, Hainan, and WestJet are offering tickets in the $400's and $500's round trip from a huge range of airports in both the US and Canada, and that's simply something that doesn't happen often. 

The dates for travel depend on your departure airport, but typically run between August 2017 and April 2018, including Thanksgiving but excluding Christmas and New Year's. Expected to only last a day or two, you should get on these while they last. Scope out the full list below and then use this sample flight search to get started.

Anchorage (ANC) - $563
Austin (AUS) - $549
Bellingham (BLI) - $552
Billings (BIL) - $554
Boise (BOI) - $492
Boston (BOS) - $443
Bozeman (BZN) - $553
Buffalo (BUF) - $543
Burbank (BUR) - $453
Burlington (BTV) - $468
Calgary (YYC) - $583 CAD
Chicago (MDW) - $543
Chicago (ORD) - $485*
Cody (COD) - $555
Columbia (CAE) - $572
Denver (DEN) - $507
Edmonton (YEG) - $630 CAD
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - $588
Fort Myers (RSW) - $511
Fresno (FAT) - $536
Hartford (BDL) - $468
Kansas City (MCI) - $549
Las Vegas (LAS) - $428
Los Angeles (LAX) - $500
Lynchburg (LYH) - $548
Manchester (MHT) - $540
Medford (MFR) - $530
Miami (MIA) - $588
Montreal (YUL) - $644 CAD
New Haven (ZVE) - $443
New York City (EWR) - $443*
New York City (JFK) - $580
New York City (LGA) - $522
Ontario (ONT) - $556
Orlando (MCO) - $507
Ottawa (YOW) - $642 CAD
Palm Springs (PSP) - $451
Phoenix (PHX) - $551
Portland (PDX) - $449
Portland (PWM) - $591
Philadelphia (PHL) - $508
Pittsburgh (PIT) - $504
Providence (PVD) - $536
Raleigh (RDU) - $503
Reno (RNO) - $536
Richmond (RIC) - $543
Rochester (ROC) - $543
Sacramento (SMF) - $536
Salt Lake City (SLC) - $502
Santa Ana (SNA) - $556
San Diego (SAN) - $484
San Francisco (SFO) - $473*
San Jose (SJC) - $525
Sarasota (SRQ) - $580
Seattle (SEA) - $451
Spokane (GEG) - $462
St. Louis (STL) - $539
Syracuse (SYR) - $574
Tampa (TPA) - $588
Toronto (YYZ) - $681 CAD*
Tucson (TUS) - $510
Vancouver (YVR) - $587 CAD*
Washington D.C. (BWI) -$539
Westchester (HPN) - $556

* - nonstop

Check out this beautiful video of China.