Our day at the Wall was awesome!!!! It was simply incredible to be able to walk all over, exploring this amazing place. A few other bonuses, after we'd expected it to be a cold & windy day, we had great weather; and, we arrived early to find only 3 other tourists there! Being alone at a tourist site like this was a rare gift that we took full advantage of!
We went to the Mutianyu section of the wall which is about an hour drive from Beijing, on our arrival we bought tickets for a ski lift ride to the top of the mountain which included a tobogan run down when we were done! Not what I'd expected to find, but was really fun!