Dongwei Lu, Chaoyang district, Inside Tulip Hot Spring Garden Resort, off Weigou exit on the Airport Expressway, 8433-7403
Chaoyang Park, where the Olympic beach volleyball games were hosted last summer, has been drawing in the crowds with its Beijing Beach carnival that opened last weekend.
The month-long events will also feature magic shows, a re-creation of the Olympic torch relay, movies and beach concerts to keep both children and adults engaged.
A full day costs 80 yuan on weekdays and 100 yuan on weekends; free for children under 1 m.
1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu, 6591-5258
Ditan Park offers more than 1,500 sq m to splash in, day and night. Its Magic Water World is especially attractive to children.
Take your pick from swimming, artificial surfing or body boarding. Kids will receive fans and balloons as well as a waterproof box and a water gun to better enjoy their time on a hot day.
Other new attractions include the tube slide, Lazy River, Caribbean interactive island, tots play pool, and a vortex pool that's great for the whole family.
30 yuan on weekdays, 40 yuan on weekends.
10 am-9:30 pm everyday until Aug 15, Ditan Park, A2 Di'anmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district, 8262-4677
Other choices include:
Splash Recreation Club
With natural hot springs, a beach volleyball court, jacuzzi, gym, solarium and the capital's only indoor-outdoor pool, the Sino-Swiss Hotel's Splash Recreation Club is great for both families and couples. For 130 yuan, you have access to all of Splash Recreation Club's facilities, including the Sino-Swiss Hotel gym.
9 Xiao Tianzhu Nanlu, Shunyi district, 6456-5588 ext 1217