There are a number of great four and five star hotels in Qingdao along the waterfront. The farther away you get from the beach and the great sea views, the cheaper the accommodation becomes, though there are not many budget hotels in Qingdao as in many Chinese cities of its size.
A busy place all summer long (May through September) and particularly during the Qingdao Beer Festival, it's best to book early and give yourself plenty of time to find the best prices. On the other hand, the low-season winter months see high vacancy rates and you can usually get some excellent Qingdao hotel deals.
There are few places in the world where you'll find marine shows as tacky as Qingdao Underwater World (Hǎidǐ Shìjiè, 海底世界), and that fact alone is almost worth..
Catch an arctic breeze in Polar Ocean World (Jídì Hǎiyáng Shìjiè, 极地海洋世界), where penguins cavort in the water and white furred bears laze about..
Formerly ground zero for Qingdao's annual International Beer Festival (Guójì Píjiǔjié, 青岛市国际啤酒节), Qingdao International Beer City (Qīngdǎo..
Originally built in 1892 as a wharf, the Zhan Qiao Pier was expanded and repaired twice, once in 1931 and then again in 1985. Made of reinforced concrete and..