Opened in 1989, Lotte World is popular due to its convenient location at the heart of Seoul, while the proximity of numerous hotels, sports facilities, and department stores make it the ideal destination for a great shopping experience, too.
Seoul Land is located in Gwacheon-si, one of Seoul’s satellite cities, and is easily accessible by car or subway. Opened back in 1988, right before the Seoul Olympic Games, Seoul Land was Korea’s first all-inclusive theme park comprising five entertainment zones boasting distinctive themes: World Plaza, Adventure Land, Future Land, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land.
Children’s Grand Park is built on the site of Yugangwon, the tomb of Empress Sunmyeong of the Korean Empire. The area was also used as a golf course by the US military for a brief period. The park’s lush greenery is a great place for youngsters to play.
Korea Folk Village faithfully recreates Korea’s traditional way of life according to historic documents and relics. This popular outdoor museum is visited by tourists from all over the world.
The theme park, opened in 1976 as Yongin Natural Farm (Yongin Jayeon Nongwon), has kept its place as Korea’s largest theme park ever since.Both Everland and the water park Caribbean Bay form part of the Everland Resort.
The Seoul World Cup Stadium, located in Sangam-dong, was opened on December 27, 2001,for the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The Seoul World Cup Stadium hosted the opening ceremony and the opening match.
This baseball stadium located within Jamsil Sports Complex was opened in July 1982 – the unforgettable year when Korea won the Baseball World Championship.
Seoul began constructing Mokdong Stadium in June 1987 to meet the ever-increasing demand for a sports facility due to the city’s rising population.
All of the parks in Seoul are great for jogging. Perhaps the most popular and well-paved of these facilities are the tracks that run through the riverside grounds of the Hangang (River).
Another highly recommended jogging track and promenade is Namsan Expressway. The 7.5km-long track, which consists of an elastic pavement, is admired by many of Seoul’s foreign residents.
May and June are the best months of the of year to ride your bicycle due to the mild climate. You can rent a public bicycle and explore downtown Seoul and Hangang Park. There are bicycle rental stands in Sangam and Yeohuido – the ideal place to begin your bicycle tour.
Furthermore, Olympic Park in the Songpa-gu and the World Cup Stadium in Sangam, Mapo-gu, are popular leisure complexes where all of the aforementioned activities are available.
Sangam Course is quite short but it features a number of interesting sections that take in beautiful dawn redwood trees, the SeMA Nanji Residency, the Digital Pavilion, and other interesting exhibition halls that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
50 minutes for cycling and hiking, 3 hours for a leisurely walk around Sangam-dong
Total length7㎞ Time50 minutes ~ 3 hours
This bicycle path passes via Jicheon (Stream), the Hangang (River), and numerous bridges. The course may seem daunting because of its length, but because the path travels in a straight line, it will prove much easier to complete than you think. Why not go for a ride with your friends on a weekend afternoon.
about 4 hours
Total length10㎞ Time4 hours
The Yeouido bicycle path is relatively short and travels across a level area, making it suitable for pretty much anyone who would like to enjoy a day out on a bike. The Yeouido area has low traffic on weekends so it is safe to ride a bicycle in town. There are many places to visit in downtown Yeouido, so why not visit it with your family, friends, or loved ones.
about 2hours 30 minutes
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
You don’t need to go all the way to the seaside or a lake to enjoy water leisure activities.
In fact, you can try almost all the most popular water activities on the Hangang (River), including yachting, surfboarding, water skiing, water biking, water sledding, dragon boating, parasailing or riding on a scooter or hovercraft, mainly in the Nanji and Jamwon areas.There are the 700 Yacht Club in Nanji and the Seoul International Yacht Club in Jamwon. Water skiing, wakeboarding, and wind surfing are also available at Ttukseom , Jamwon, Ichon, and Mangwon.Fly fishing and boat rides are also available.
Nanji Camp Ground is located within Hangang Park near World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong. The camp ground boasts excellent views of the river, up-to-date facilities, and an ecology park. A natural grass baseball field and a swimming pool are only a few minutes’ walk away, while Noeul Park and Haneul Park are just a short walk over the Jungang Bridge. Nanji camp ground is the perfect waterside destination to spend your free time.
Noeul Camp Ground, situated in the northern corner of Noeul Park, Sangam, was opened in 2012 as part of a program aimed at encouraging family camping. There are 100 camping points scattered around the park offering a great view of the sunset, 60 of which are equipped with a barbeque pit, power plugs, outdoor benches, and a heated pad for the winter season.
Jungang Camp Ground is a recreational park designed for family and school groups. Built on a site previously cluttered by abandoned greenhouses, artificial facilities have been kept to a minimum in keeping with the theme of ‘a healthy ecology forest.’ It also has a small outdoor stage area for group performances.
Gangdong Greenway Family Camp, located in the forest at Iljasan Park, is designed so as not to spoil or disturb the natural surroundings. Perfect for family getaways and outdoor activities, you can choose to stay at either the auto camp ground or the family camp ground. The latter features pre-installed tents.
There are numerous tennis courts in the surrounding areas of Seoul, providing an affordable way for members of the public to enjoy keeping fit.
It is, however, important to remember that some tennis courts are open to registered members only, and that online reservation is required for the majority of them. Most of the courts in the nearby colleges or public facilities are also open to the public at weekends.
The tennis courts in Hangang Park are located in Jamwon, Ttukseom, Ichon (Hangangdaegyo (Bridge)), Yeouido and Mangwon (beweenYanghwadaegyo (Bridge) and Seongsandaegyo (Bridge)).
Most courts can only be reserved online or by mobile phone.
Located in Macheon-dong, Songpa-gu, this spacious facility offers hourly rates as well as monthly membership rates.
On-site facilities for its nine courts include locker rooms, night lights and a spacious parking lot. Private lessons are given four times a week.
Located behind Jangchung-dong National Theatre, the hard courts here are available for use on both an hourly and a monthly membership basis. Seoul Club members are free to use the courts as they are also registered as users of the Jangchung Tennis Courts.