Where to stay in Seoul: Best areas for travelers
- Jung-gu: If you love staying among the hustle and bustle, look no further than this area. There's loads to explore here, including Namsan Park. The Star Hostel Myeongdong Family, the Boutique Hotel YOUNG-Inn and the Myeongdong Daehanjang Motel will have a comfy room for you when the day is done.
- Mapo: There's always something new to uncover in this neighborhood. Start your day with a trip to Seoul World Cup Stadium and follow your nose from there! A cozy place to choose in this part of town is the Amanti Hotel Seoul. The DW Design Residence and the Marigold Hotel are also popular with visitors to the area.
- Gangnam: If you want to spend the night somewhere comfy, the HOTEL DENIM, the Hotel Cullinan and the DEMIAN HOTEL are some options to consider here. Once you're well rested, keep that relaxed vibe going with a stroll around Dosan Park.
- Jongno: Hotels in this location include the Bonum 1957 Hanok and Boutique, the Hangul House Seoul and the Slow Stay DA . Curious to know what there is to see and do in this neighborhood? Gyeongbok Palace is a much-loved local is a famous you really shouldn't miss.
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If you're ready to tour an exotic and thriving city, you'll definitely want to consider adding Seoul to your must-visit list. The capital of South Korea is a sprawling city with a modern skyline and ancient Buddhist temples, the perfect exotic location for you to enjoy your holidays. History melds with modern culture here, creating a unique city where you can spend your mornings touring modern marketplaces and your afternoons soaking in the city's rich, vibrant history.
When you combine Seoul vacation packages and a car rental Seoul becomes much more accessible. If you love shopping, you'll definitely want to visit Dongdaemun, the city's sprawling marketplace teeming with more than 20 malls and thousands of merchants. Or check out the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, known for its rooftop park and stunning architecture. Or head over to the Bukchon, the city's historical district, to immerse yourself in the city's past. Feeling hungry? Visit the Kimchi Field Museum, where you'll get a chance to learn how to make kimchi yourself and try different variations of the nation's most popular side dish.
Festivals and Events
Book a room at one of the hotels in Seoul and make sure to check out any one of the festivals or events hosted by the city throughout the year. Between May and October, you can take tours of Gyeongbokgung, the "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven." In August, you can take part in the Marronnier Summer Festival, which showcases performing arts, while the Herb Medicine Festival each October highlights the country's traditional healing herbs.
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Tours and Activities in Seoul
Anyone can have a regular retreat lounging by the pool, but traveling ought to be about experiencing new things. So why not plunge headfirst into some fantastic new adventures? (This way, you'll have tons more to boast about when you get home!)
You'll never be bored in Seoul. If you need some help deciding on what to do, here are our top picks:
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