Seoul Vacations

Ever since Seoul’s meteoric rise to global prominence in the late 20th century, the South Korean capital has gained recognition for its sleekness, nightlife and size. However, some of Seoul’s most prized possessions unfortunately get lost in the shuffle and vacationers to this 'Asian tiger' should check out Seoul’s softer side. A highlight in the ... Read more
city is a visit to one of the five palaces, like Gyeongbokgung Palace, that formerly housed the Korean royal families, where you can watch reenactments of ancient ceremonies or learn a few Taekwondo moves. Stick with history at the National Museum of Korea, which houses almost a quarter of a million pieces of Korean archaeology, history, and art. Like most residents of chaotic Seoul, you'll likely want peace and quiet. Good thing Seoul is surrounded by a chain of sloping mountains, all within walking distance of Seoul's good public transportation system. Try Bukhansan National Park for a bit of hiking nearby, or Ansan, right in the city center. Restaurants abound, and street food is everywhere. Since Seoul is a business city, book your hotel in advance, as they fill up quickly.
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Seoul places to stay and top hotels

Seoul things to do and experiences

  • N Seoul Tower
    8.8185 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsy
  • Myeong-dong Street
    8.6151 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    8.7115 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryArtsy
  • Insadong (인사동)
    8.582 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyFoodies

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Seoul has four distinct seasons and really runs the gamut, both in terms of temperature and precipitation. The winters are fairly dry but temperatures often hover around freezing. Summers are hot and the bulk ... Read more
of the year’s rain falls during July and August. Temperatures peak in the 70s (21-26C) and nature brings forth beautiful blossoms and brightly-colored foliage during spring and fall, respectively. No matter when you travel, check a lunar calendar before you go; Korea’s biggest holidays, the Lunar New Year and the Harvest Moon Festival, can mean that bus tickets sell out months in advance.

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Top Seoul restaurants

  • Vatos Urban Tacos
    9.022 reviews
    $$$$
    Mexican, Bar
    Popular withFoodiesNightlife
  • Myeongdong Kyoja
    8.817 reviews
    Korean
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Shake Shack
    8.01 review
    American, Fast Food, Burgers, Chain Restaurant,
    Popular withFoodies
  • Everest
    8.711 reviews
    $$$$
    Asian/Pacific, Indian
    Popular withFoodiesVegetarian
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Seoul reviews & trip reports

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  • 7.9
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 7.7
    Backpackers
  • 7.7
    Adventure Travelers
  • 7.6
    History Buffs

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People are so push too much to sell their products n taxi drivers drive crazy n taking advantages of tourists. One time I was locked until I buy their products I just tried some jackets n they accused me that I destroyed these jackets n they took my credit cards n chatting it. Insane.

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Been to Seoul twice and both experiences left me wanting to come back as soon as I can!

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Every place are enjoyable and memorable. I wish to com back again sooner and later. Worth to spent money if you re interested KPOP industry and sightseeing

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Loved their food & cold weather. Good place to shop for mask. Hope to go seoul soon

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It is easy to get around in Seoul due to their organized and very accessible public transportation.
You could also make a DIY tour if you plan to visit the popular tourist spots in Gapyeong (Nami, Garden of the Morning Calm and Petite France). The buses are always on time! Overall, you'll never run of activities and places to visit when you're in South Korea.

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I had an amazing time, loved the city and I'm planning to go back as soon as I can

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HKorea is really a nice destination in Asia. Locals are very accommodating and helpful. Too many destinations around to wander. I will go back definitely and will explore additional experience.

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I reaaally loved seoul... The places, the scenery, the people, the foods... All of it.

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Seoul is a very interesting city ,with lots of fun places and delicious food.

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