The Best Things to Do in Seoul: Places and Restaurants

 

Before we go further, if you have to carry your luggage or bags during the sightseeing, take a look at our post, “Luggage Storage Services in Seoul” to travel light. And you can check all the detailed information about the subway storage near you HERE in which you can check the price, operation hours, and how many lockers are available.


Seoul is no doubt Korea’s vibrant heart, not to mention the mecca of K-pop! If you’re looking for a place where you can get to experience authentic Korean culture while still having fun and being connected to the world, you should visit! It’s where the soul of Korea is, as well as most of its entertainment!

Here are the best things to do and places to visit in Seoul :

Gyeongbokgung Palace

If you’re interested in architecture then you should definitely visit this stunning Palace that’s exemplary of Korea’s beauty. It was built during the Joseon Dynasty, but more recently renovated to restore its glory and grandeur. There’s a changing of the guards’ ceremony that happens every day and it’s an amazing sight. Make sure you plan your day to be there to watch the ceremony in person.


N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower, this gorgeous building gives an aerial view of the entire city. If you’re going to Seoul, this place is a must-visit as you can see the rest of the city from here. Moreover, it also has a fence where you can put a lock to represent your love. Couples come here and put on padlocks with their names and memorable dates. The love padlock fence is filled with hundreds of thousands of padlocks of different colors. It’s a beautiful sight and represents the emotional connection of many couples.


Lotte World (Theme Park)

Lotte World is a huge indoor amusement park. In fact, it’s one of the biggest indoor parks in the world! Let your kids have the time of their lives in this park while you shop in the nearby shopping complex! It’s a win-win for everyone 🙂


Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun market is the place where you’ll find everything you need ranging from clothes to cosmetics! The market is pretty reasonably priced as well so make sure to buy something for everyone back home! There are many stalls in the market, allowing you to experience an authentic Korean street shopping experience.


Noryangjin Fish Market

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is the best place to go if you love seafood! The market opens in the morning, so go early and get the best catch of the day. You can get the seafood cooked by any local restaurant that provides this service or you can ask the chef of the hotel you’re staying at to cook the seafood for you. Highly recommended!


Garosugil in Gangnam

Garosu-gil has many cafés and restaurants that you can explore! If you’re looking for coffee, dessert, or just a light snack, this is where you should head to. Korean desserts are absolutely delicious and you can even find other desserts here that were available in your home country as well. You’ll get to enjoy lots of authentic Korean food here. Don’t forget to try chocolate desserts at the cafes because they’re to die for! 


SM Town Museum

If you’re a K-pop fan, then this is an absolute must for you! Visiting this place will make your dreams come true because you might get to witness your favorite singers doing a fan sign here. Don’t miss it! Meet your favorite actors, actresses, and singers at regular public events.


Dongdaemun Design Plaza

This plaza has been built recently and is the best place to go to if you’re interested in the arts! Every now and then, this place hosts wonderful exhibitions that are both inspiring and stunning. The art exhibited here is more related to the design industry, which is how the Plaza got its name. Even if you don’t have a specific interest in art, you should still visit because the exhibitions are truly mesmerizing! Moreover, you can enjoy Dongdaemun shopping street and night market as well.


Trickeye AR Museum In Seoul

Here, let illusions fool your followers on Instagram! You can take awesome pictures with the help of illusions that change the entire look of the picture.


Seoul Escape Room (Indoor Activity)

Are you a fan of interesting games like this one at the Escape Room? If so, you definitely need to give it a try and enjoy the thrill of the challenge! Solve puzzles and riddles and try to make your way out. It’s an interesting and fun game, sure to make an interesting memory for you. If you’re visiting Seoul with a group of friends, then this game will become a lot more fun for you! 



Korean Cooking Class and Market Tour

There are many culinary institutions available in Seoul that will teach you how to prepare authentic Korean food, starting from scratch. This means they’ll also take you to the local markets to get the fresh ingredients with them! It’s a fun way to explore the local cuisine while learning how to make Korean food that you can make at home as well.


Explore Seoul on a Seoul Bike

Enjoy biking through the streets of Seoul while stopping at places to explore on your route! I would say the best place to visit with a Seoul Bike is Hangang Park. After riding through the Yeouido Hangang Park you can enjoy a picnic there. Give it a try – delivery food like fried chicken and beer outside on the Hangang waterfront is one of the best summer activities!



Korean Food Restaurants

Korea is widely known for its variety of food. Here’s our take on the best restaurants in Hongdae and the best restaurants in Gangnam. Each restaurant serves all different types of Korean food such as traditional Korean dishes, bibimbap, bulgogi, Korean bbq, dakgalbi, and seafood soup.



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