20 Ideas for a Fun Date in Seoul
If you are looking for some unique and fun ideas for a date in
It also doesn’t matter what time of day your date is planned because this post covers everything from daytime dates to nighttime dates. It is time to enjoy some quality time with your partner in one of the most exciting cities on earth. Let me answer your burning questions; what can couples do in
Should you want to learn more about couple culture check out my post on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Korea.
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Day Time Date in
Seoul is a huge city and thus, there are seemingly endless options for a fun date in
Brunch it UP
An elaborate brunch is a great way to start a great date. One of my favorite places for a fancy brunch date is The Cornerstone at The Park Hyatt
On Saturdays and Sundays, Cornerstone presents ‘Brunch at the Park’, a luxurious brunch in
You can take a look at the whole menu here.
Make Your Own Perfume
Why not create your very own scent if you really want to impress your date? In this perfume class, you will be able to make a perfume that really represents your and your date’s personalities. The workshop has a selection of 150 different fragrance bases and 20 natural fragrances you can choose for creating your personal scent.
The perfume masters speak English and you will be able to take a 50 ml bottle of your unique perfume back home! Book a perfume-making class here.
Relax in Each Other’s Company at the Spa
There is a good selection of spas in
The spa offers a variety of spa treatments involving products made of red ginseng. The treatments at Spa 1899 Donginbi are based on ancient Korean care methods using 6-year-old red ginseng. Check out Spa 1899 here.
Get A Personal Color Analysis
My husband and I went to get a personal color analysis for one of our wedding anniversaries and it turned out to be a hugely successful date! We chose Color Society’s Sohee Baek for a professional analysis of our own personal season and ideal colors.
During the session, Sohee will analyze your skin tone and conduct a couple of tests to find out your personal color. At the end of the session, you will know exactly which colors and makeup suit you best – and which you should completely avoid! Check out Color Society here.
Enjoy Quality Time at Lotte World
Lotte World is hugely popular for a fun date out among couples in Korea. It consists of the world’s largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”, an artificial island inside a lake linked by a monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters. All of this is easily accessible by subway and buses in
Rent a Hanbok
Spending some quality time together while strolling around the streets of
There are also different rental options available. This hanbok rental experience ranges from 2 hours to a full day and has hairstyling options, while this option also includes a fun couple photoshoot!
Have Afternoon Tea
Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Luckily, the choices for afternoon tea in
Another great afternoon tea option is at JW Marriott Dongdaemun in
If you’d rather experience a traditional teahouse with Korean tea options, check out these amazing teahouses in Seoul.
Have a Picnic in the Park
Parks along the Han River are very popular for a picnic. The most visited parks for picnics are Yeouido Hangang River Park and Mangwon Hangang Park near Hongdae. You can even rent picnic equipment to make your special date in
Soak Up Some Culture at a Museum
If you’re a culture or history buff and want to impress your date in
If you are looking for something more modern and contemporary, check out the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, which is the go-to location in
Take a Romantic Han River Cruise
The Han River dividing
The great thing about this cruise is that it’s not too long (40 minutes) and you can choose between different time slots depending on what time of the day you want to take the cruise.
Go on a Day Trip Adventure
Do you want to skip town and go on a fun day trip from
Here are a couple of my favorite destinations for a day trip from
Evening Date in
Seoul has great nightlife – especially when you want to go out on a fun date! Whether you want to do something intimate and laid-back or you want to go all out, here are the best things to do for an evening date in
Enjoy a Funny Evening at a Comedy Show
There are always new shows popping up in
Get Tipsy Together at Bar CHAM
Drinking culture is huge in Korea, so there’s no surprise that plenty of bars and pubs are around. If you’re looking for something special for your date in
Bar Cham (바 참)
Address: 서울 종로구 자하문로7길 34
34 Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu,
Get Competitive at Zzang Games in Hongdae
This multi-floor arcade is the perfect place to let your inner child out! You and your date can compete (or work together) in various different games or get moving on a dancing pad. VR games are super popular right now, so why not save the world from a zombie apocalypse while on your date in
Enjoy an Upscale Movie Experience
Going to the movies is a standard date option. If you really want to impress your date, take them to Megabox Boutique M, a luxury movie theater in Gangnam’s prominent COEX Mall. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome package that includes Evian water, a blanket and indoor slippers to wear in the theater. You can then choose everything from premium beer to cocktails and desserts during the movie.
Try Your Way Through Korean Street Food
Why not take your date out to try some Korean street food? Gwangjang Market is a great destination to do so. It was the first permanent market in Korea dating back to the Joseon dynasty and continues to be a popular food hot spot.
Some of the best Korean street snacks to try here are:
- Bindaetteok (Mung Bean Pancakes)
- Boribap (Rice and Barley with Vegetables)
- Eomukguk (Fish Cake Soup)
- Kimbap (bite-size dried seaweed rolls)
- Kalguksu (Korean knife-cut noodle soup)
- Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
Play a Game of Indoor Archery
South Korea is a dominant force in the archery scene in international sports competitions. That’s why indoor archery cafes are a great way to practice your game. Take your date to play a game of indoor archery in Gangnam for a good time.
Explore the Streets at Night
Candlelight Dinner River Cruise
Could there be anything more romantic than a candlelight dinner river cruise in
Get a Sweet Treat – Bingsu
Watch a Sports Game
If you’re a sports fan, why not go watch a game with your date in
Baseball is pretty big in Korea and if you’re a fan, you should check out Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Most of the baseball games in
Have Luxe Rooftop Drinks at Privilege Sky Bar
While there are many nice rooftop bars in
Seoul Date Ideas
If these 20 ideas for a fun date in
Enjoy a drink at the highest spot in
Lotte World Tower’s 123F Lounge is the perfect place to take your date in
If all of these suggestions were a bit soft for you this far, I’ve got you covered. Take the subway to Yangpeyong, just one hour outside of
Go on a
Seoul Ghost Walking Tour
Now that you’ve explored the bright side of
Stroll through Ikseondong
Ikseongdong is one of the most popular neighborhoods in
Best Place to Stay in
Seoul for Couples
There are a lot of hotel options and depending on what you want to do, you should choose the best hotel in a convenient location in the city. Personally, I love to stay at one of the many high-end hotels for a date in
Conrad Seoul is a 5-star luxury hotel situated on Yeouido island. This hotel has some amazing rooms with incredible views of the Han River and
On top of that, there is a huge indoor pool and four dining and lounge venues.
The Park Hyatt is an incredible Hyatt property in
The Four Seasons is another 5-star luxury hotel situated in the center of
This hotel boasts an urban Spa, a year-round pool, a Michelin-starred, Cantonese cuisine at Yu Yuan, and a bar where
Best Mid-range Option:
Hotel Cappucino describes itself as the perfect home from home for international travelers and Seoulites seeking a new, yet friendly, fun, yet cause-driven hotel. The hotel puts great emphasis on attractive spaces filled with thoughtful detail – not to mention Hotel Cappucino is pet-friendly! The rooftop bar/restaurant is another eye-catching benefit of this property.
Recommended Travel Guides for Korea
If you want to learn more about South Korea and have a handy travel guide in your pocket, check out these three options below:
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Seoul
This Top 10
Lonely Planet Korea
You really can’t go wrong with a lonely planet guide in your hand luggage! I’m a huge fan of Lonely Planet and own this guide myself. What I love is the brand-new pull-out, passport-size ‘Just Landed’ card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info – all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel! Buy this book.
South Korea: The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide
Calling all my solo female travel ladies out there – this guide is amazing! Part of the #1 Travel Guidebook Series for Women (and couples), this take on South Korea will help you avoid the scams, creeps, and tourist traps and skip ahead to the cities and adventures that are worth your time (and money)! Buy this book.
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