Starfield Library – https://unsplash.com/photos/jpeTs-VfP68
A must-see spot in Seoul is right inside the Coex mall! This mall is huge and includes an aquarium and this amazing library. The Starfield Library is two stories high and has many great photo opportunities! I recommend exploring the rest of the mall while you’re there. Make sure to check out the cafes and stores!
Gangnam – https://unsplash.com/photos/Hl8JR2Y7dbI
Gangnam is the place to go for high-end stores, cafes, and clubs! Dress to impress here and check out the bars and clubs Gangnam has to offer. I recommend Art Monster which is a famous bar and photo spot! You can also visit the many shops.
Seoul Tower – https://unsplash.com/photos/ku9Ftte6Ymo
While you’re in Korea you should definitely take a few hours out of your day to Seoul Tower! You will get an amazing view of the city, have an awesome date night, stop at restaurants and bars, and visit the nearby park and Hanok village. If you really want the fullest experience, take the day off, go to the tower by using the Namsan cable car, rent a Hanbok and visit the cultural center at the lobby of the tower! After going through the tower and getting some food, make sure to hang out at the Hanok village.
Seoul Land & Zoo- https://unsplash.com/photos/kyQaQ25_NsA
Seoul Land is a fantastic amusement park! The price for all-day tickets is 46,000 won for residents and 25,000 won for foreigners! The discount for foreigners is valid until December 31, 2021. The park is a lot of fun and has a laid-back atmosphere, with live entertainment, a romantic garden, a couple of major roller coasters, and plenty of photo opportunities!
Look no further if you want to see some magnificent historical sites in Korea! Gyeongbokgung was the Joseon Dynasty’s main royal residence. The National Palace and Folk museums are located in the palace. While exploring the palace, many visitors wear traditional Hanbok! On certain days of the year, you may purchase tickets and enjoy a unique nighttime viewing of the palace. Be on the lookout for any events that may be taking place in the palace!
Myeongdong – https://unsplash.com/photos/VR5xFYd-6b4
Myeongdong is a unique and busy shopping district! They have many international brands, department stores, and street vendors. The shops usually range from mid-high prices. This is a great place to visit with your friends for a few hours! You can definitely find some reasonably priced stores if you look around and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in the district!
Lotte World https://unsplash.com/photos/3S-lJr9DC08
Lotte World is a huge theme park featuring an indoor and outdoor area! It has tons of rides and attractions! I rented out a school uniform when I went and I recommended you do the same! Tons of people rent these outfits while visiting. There is even a huge school-themed photo place! They have quite a few big rides as well as many smaller ones for kids. Make sure to take a picture in front of the castle and get some character-shaped food!
National Museum of Korea
I had a free day on Sunday and decided to visit the National Museum! Admission is free and there was so much to do. I spent 3 hours walking through the museum then spent another 2 hours at the park nearby! It is a beautiful area to explore, eat and relax. The museum has tons of cute items at the gift shop and the park is huge! It includes Buddhist statues, a lake, a small bamboo path, an amazing garden, and many cafes and restaurants.
Banpo Bridge and the Han River – https://unsplash.com/photos/3xEpS6beOoA
While in Korea, don’t forget to see the Han River! People come here to exercise, relax, and have picnics. The river is stunning, especially at night! It’s a great place to hang out with friends, couples, or on your own.
Come to this super foreign-friendly party city! Bars and clubs are around every corner, so come during the weekend. Itaewon definitely has a culture of its own, make sure to check it out at least once! Not a fan of drinking? Itaewon has more than just a vibrant nightlife. There are many other cool places including restaurants, arcades, and shops.
Ikseon-dong – https://unsplash.com/photos/tg6uE64lEJs
Ikseon-dong is a unique mix of traditional and modern-style buildings and stores. They have many trendy cafes with traditional decor. I recommend checking out Uncle Videotown, which is an amazing cafe that also features private movie rooms! It’s perfect for a date or a fun time with friends. After you’re done enjoying the tea houses and the market, try to check out either the Kimich museum, Jogyesa Temple, or Bukchon Hanok village since they are all nearby!
There is so much to do in Hongdae! The nightlife is amazing, but it is also known for cute cafes, restaurants, couple activities, and shopping. The stores are reasonably priced and the cafes are a must-see! This is definitely a place I keep coming back to- whether it’s to visit a rooftop bar, sing karaoke, or just walk around, Hongdae is a super fun hang-out spot.