City breaks in South Korea
There may be smog during some months throughout the year and there may be rather grey landscape in some areas but Seoul has pockets of world-class quality that cannot be beaten, like the War Memorial Museum and the Leeum Samsung Museum.
There is so much to explore and discover in Seoul, from bathing naked in the public baths to venturing into neighbourhoods where hand gestures and acting out what you want is the way to go. Think of a city break Seoul style as adventurous, fascinating and challenging and you will not be disappointed. It is the reason why so many travellers flock there for the city breaks Seoul has.
Some of the city breaks Seoul has to offer
For festival-based city breaks Seoul is a great place to be especially in May when the locals celebrate Buddha’s birthday, welcome the royal spirits at Jongmyo shrine with offerings of food and drink, and encapsulate the cultural side of the city during the 10 days of the Hi Seoul Festival.
In October, Seoul holds a firework festival when the coloured spectacles light up the sky, and there is three days of drumming and beating out rhythms during the Seoul Drum Festival.
For winter sport city breaks Seoul has so many options, it is a tricky decision wondering what to do when. From ski-ing in a nearby resort to hiking paths in national parks such as Bukhansan, a short subway ride from downtown Seoul, the winter months are packed with opportunities. There is also ice skating and ice climbing, or expat workers in Seoul can join an ice hockey team.
The city breaks Seoul has for children
If you have children with you on your city break, Seoul will not disappoint with the activities it has in store and the places to amuse. Take Children’s Grand Park for instance. This is a must for city breaks Seoul style as it is like a playground for 50,000 people full of a zoo, amusement park and botanical gardens.
For more children-orientated city activities, Seoul has a Grand Park with elephants, daily animal shows, and the Museum of Contemporary Art for a change of pace. On one of your city breaks Seoul Land is a place to visit as it is the biggest amusement park in the area. At Everland, there is a safari ride, and at the COEX Aquarium, check out the sharks, jellyfish and turtles.
If you want to take your life into your hands on a city break, Seoul cannot be responsible if you choose to cycle along the city streets. Instead, opt for one of the many cycle paths that can lead you to World Cup Stadium or along the Han River.
A city break in Seoul will fill your heart and mind with new experiences and adventures. To make a good start to your city break Seoul style, buy your flight tickets through BudgetAir as they offer great deals throughout the year.