Turkish Airlines offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Guangzhou, with early February fares running $1,002 round trip.
The Garden Hotel
368 Huanshi E. Rd.
In the heart of the business and entertainment district, with 828 rooms and suites. Rooms from $120.
3 Xing An Rd.
Sleek 351-room luxury hotel with views of the Pearl River. Poolside bar, restaurant, full-service spa, health club and WiFi. Rooms from $310.
Nan Guo Yan Yue Restaurant
Dong Fang Hotel
120 Liu Hua Rd.
Cantonese-style dishes in spacious hotel dining room. Dim sum features steamed pork buns and coriander dumplings. $1.50-$4 per item.
Lucy’s Bar and Restaurant
3 Shamian St. S.
Asian and Western cuisines. Casual dining indoors or alfresco on Shamian Island. $5-$15, cash only.
Jian She Liu Ma Lu No. 1
Outstanding Turkish cuisine in stylish two-story setting. $15-$25.
Yuejiang Road West
China’s tallest building and TV tower. Observation deck on the 108th story. Elliptical track Ferris wheel provides panoramic views of city. Tickets priced by level: $8, $16, $24.
Huadi Avenue North, near Huadiwan metro stop
Market complex selling traditional Cantonese furniture and pottery, with extensive bird, plant, fish and aquarium sections. Free.
Onelink International Plaza
39 Jie Fang S. Rd.
International toys and gifts wholesale and retail market. Free.
Between Changshou Lu and Xiajiu Lu streets.
One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the city. $1.25.
Walking streets with late 19th-century architecture, shopping, restaurants and Consulate General of the United States.