Going on a big date or need to impress your loved one? Tired of scrolling through option after option and still feeling indecisive? Worry no more! We have compiled a list of the top four most romantic places in Seoul to woo your love and reignite that flame.
1. A skytop view at a roof garden
So you want a completely romantic evening, including a view? Head to a rooftop bar or garden. They are very popular and all over Seoul, and even have locations that range from inexpensive to extremely expensive. If you are looking to save money, you can always head up to one of these cheaper options for a drink and eat somewhere else.
If you have the money to spend and want a leisurely paced meal, our favorite is the Sky Rose Garden outside of Chungmuro Station. In the summer, this place can book up fast, so make sure to plan ahead. Many couples first see a movie at the infamous Daehan Cinema in this same building but on a lower floor. From there it is very easy to head up the elevator to the eighth floor and enjoy the beautiful variety of roses on display. You can enjoy a gourmet meal and pricey drinks here at the top, with an excellent view and constantly changing rose displays. The best time to head up here is, no surprise, at sunset! But it is beautiful no matter what time you make it here! If you are finding out about this place last minute and they are too busy to seat you, don’t fret! There are many other sky view restaurants nad bars on our list to choose from.
If you are short on cash but still want an impressive view, head to one of these cheaper options. Gaja Changgo is one of the original rooftop bars in Seoul, located in the Itaewon area. It’s a bit like hanging out at your college pad, with its plastic furniture and lack of decor but you are not heading here for the atmosphere! You can hang out here on the bar stools and watch the people on the street below. You can also join a large table of strangers and make new friends! Beer is the cheapest at this spot, costing you a mere 4469.77 KRW (4 USD) - which is the cheapest I have ever seen in Itaewon. The staff is super nice here as well and will gladly order you a cheap meal if you get hungry from a nearby chicken place.
If you decide you want to stay in the Hongdae area instead of busy Itaewon then head to Standard Identity. This is a four-floor space, just outside Hongik University Station, serving up delicious Korean BBQ and alcoholic drinks. The view is of the restaurants and shops below in Hongdae - but still a view, nonetheless! This place can be quite cheap if you are looking for dinner - for only 20113.98 KRW (18 USD) you can get a full meal of pork neck, sausages, eggplant, mushrooms and pineapple, plus salad and fried rice. Not bad for the area or for the quality of the food. They also have a full bar to quench any thirst with beer, wine, soju or mixed cocktails.
Gaja Changgo (Rooftop)
Address: 50 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2. Olympic Park
3. Everland Amusement Park
If fun is what you are looking for on your date, head to Everland Amusement Park. This is a great place to go on rides together, take tons of photos and have a whole day of fun. The price of admission will set you back about 52,000 KRW (45 USD) for the day, per person, but if you stay the whole day, it could be worth it. There are definitely more couples at Everland than kids! After you go on all the rides, there are tons of different shows to watch, food to eat, beer to enjoy, animals to see, and gorgeous views to enjoy for a whole day of romantic fun!
Everland Amusement Park
Address: 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Price: from 52,000 KRW (45 USD) for adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm.
Duration: easily 5 hours or more
Website: Everland Amusement Park
4. Sunset at Namsan Tower
Is money no object and impressing your date, everything? Then search no more. Head right up to the iconic Namsan Tower for a romantic dinner, sunset and panoramic view of Seoul. If you want to head up to the top it will cost you 10,000 KRW (8 USD) per person, and the tower is open every day. If you want to spend more time here, there are various packages you can purchase including snacks, drinks and entrance to the museum or Hello Kitty Island, inside.
Not only can you get a spectacular view here, you can also have a 5-star meal in the top of the tower! The N Grille at the top is quite pricey but will deliver in terms of a perfect romantic (albeit, expensive) date for you and your loved one. If you want, you can bring a padlock, decorate it as a couple and put it on the ‘love fence’ - located at the viewpoint, on top of the tower.
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Price: from 10,000 KRW (8 USD)
Opening Hours: Sunday - Friday: 10am-11pm. Saturday: 10am-midnight.
Duration: around 3 hours or more
Access: Chungmuro Station
Website: Namsan Tower
Your romantic evening doesn't have to stop hereWe hope you wooed your loved one at one of these places tonight - to continue the evening, you have tons of options to choose from! Why not take a romantic stroll around one of these neighborhoods or relax in a nearby cafe afterward?
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