Things to Do in Seoul

The Best Things to Do in Seoul: Places and Restaurants

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

Here are the best things to do or place to visit in Seoul :

Gyeongbokgung Palace

If you’re interested in architecture and related fields, then you should definitely visit this stunning Palace that’s exemplary of Korea’s beauty. It’s a remnant of the Joseon Dynasty. However, it was renovated to restore its glory and grandeur. There’s a changing ceremony of the guards that happens at this palace and it’s an amazing sight. You should definitely watch it if you go there.

N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower, this towering structure enables you to have 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 that contains love padlocks. Couples come here and put on padlocks with their names on that fence. 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 couples out there.

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, isn’t it?

Namdaemun Market

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

Noryangjin Fish Market

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market is the best place to go if you’re a seafood enthusiast! 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 in to cook the seafood for you! 

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 over to! Korean desserts are pretty 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 here 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 dream come true because you’ll get to witness your favorite singers singing over here! Don’t miss it out for anything! Meet your favorite actors, actresses, and singers over here! 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

This plaza has been recently constructed and it’s the best place to go to if you’re interested in 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 designing industry, which is why the Plaza is so called. Even if you don’t have a specific interest in art, you should still visit this place 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 here with the help of illusions that change the entire look of the picture!

Seoul Escape Room (Indoor Activity Facility)

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 game! Solve puzzles and riddles and try to make your way out. It’s a pretty interesting and fun game, different from the daily shopping routine. 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 markets while learning how to make Korean food so that you can try making it back home as well.

Explore Seoul on a Seoul Bike

Enjoy biking through the streets of Seoul, while stopping at places to explore Seoul! I would say the best place to visit with a Seoul Bike is Hangang Park. After riding on Yeouido Hangang Park you could enjoy a picnic there. Give it a try, delivery food like fried chicken and beer outside in Hangang which is one of the awesome parts in Seoul travel!

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 type of Korean food such as traditional Korean dishes, Bibimbap, Bulgogi, Korean bbq, Dakgalbi, and seafood soup.

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