Jinan, the City of Spings, is famous for the beautiful Daming Lake and the natural artesian springs such as Baotu Spring, Black Tiger Spring, Five Dragon Pool, etc. For travelers who like hiking, Mount Tai is about 75 km to the south, which is considered by most of the Chinese the most famous mountain and the most beautiful sunrise of China.
For luxury travelers, there are many international brand hotels in the city, Shangri-La, InterContinental, Sofitel, Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Melia, etc.
Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius. Basically, there are only three attractions, Confucius Temple, Kong Family Mansion, and the Cemetery of Confucius. Normally we recommend our clients take a day tour from Jinan, visit the highlights, and go back. You can also choose to stay one night in Qufu, the most recommendable hotel is the newly opened (2019) JW Marriott Hotel, 5 minutes walking distance to Confucius Temple, beautiful design integrated with local elements, and spacious rooms.