Live out your romantic K-Drama fantasies when in Seoul! If you’re traveling with your beau to South Korea, you’ll love how many romantic spots they have all over Seoul. From picnic dates to fine dining, you can find all these in the city. Read on to know the hottest dating destinations in Seoul right now!
N Seoul Tower
Also called Namsan Tower, this iconic landmark is a communications tower standing on top of the Namsan Mountain. It offers a wraparound view of the city, with an observatory to better appreciate the scenic view from day till night. But the most popular dating spot here would be the “Locks of Love,” a fenced wall on a bridge at the tower where couples seal a lock that’s a metaphor for everlasting love. As cheesy as it may sound, make sure to bring your own or purchase from a vending machine to try this cute act of love!
Aside from the love lock bridge, you can also enjoy a fancy dinner date at the in-house French restaurant called n.GRILL for a romantic evening with your date.
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get here: By bus, get off at Dongguk University station and take Exit 6. From there, it’s just 10 minutes to go to the N Seoul Tower. You can also ride a cable car from the Namsan Cable Car station going to the N Seoul Tower.
Though not exactly in Seoul, Nami Island is a nearby romantic destination when you want a la K-Drama kind of dates. It’s a popular filming location for dreamy date scenes, with the most popular being the global hit Winter Sonata. The trees along the pathway change colors depending on the season, creating a perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll in the park with your SO. You can take photos, ride the Gangchon Rail Bike, and go on an art gallery and cafe date while you’re on Nami Island!
Address: 1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
How to get here: By train, get off at Gapyeong Station, then take a cab going to the ferry wharf. From there, ride the ferry that takes you to Nami Island. By bus, take the bus in Insadong going to the ferry wharf.
Han River Eland Cruise
Sail along the beautiful Han River at night and hop on a luxurious cruise for a lovely night in Seoul. Adore the majestic views of the Han River aboard the Eland Cruise and go on a sightseeing tour to see N Seoul Tower, the Seoul Olympic Stadium, and the Rainbow Fountain Show. The cruise is available from day to night, but it’s more romantic during the evening cruise when a live jazz band performs to serenade cruisers. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner buffet as you cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks show.
Address: 257, Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
How to get here: There are many subway stations that are just a few walks away from Han River. One of the nearest is in Dangsan Station Seoul subway Line 2, Exit 4.
Go on a romantic date over a fancy special course at the Touch the Sky restaurant in 63 Building! Whether you booked a seat here for lunch or dinner, you’ll be delighted with their delicate French dishes that’ll surely impress your date. For lunch, you get a special course consisting of lobster, foie gras, parsnip puree, sherbet, tenderloin steak, and a special dessert. For dinner, you get the Master Chef’s Course with caviar, tartar, abalone, lobster, char-grilled beef, cheese, and dessert! Your special night is made more special with a magnificent view of the stunning Seoul skyline.
Address: Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeoeuido-dong 63-ro 63빌딩 Seoul, South Korea
How to get here: 63 Square shuttle buses are available from Yeouido Station Exit 5, Saetgang Station Exit 1, and Yeouinaru Station Exit 4.
If you’re the type of couple whose idea of a date is fun and thrilling, head to Lotte World, where you can enjoy exciting rides and fun attractions. It’s the ideal full-day trip as you explore Korea’s most-loved theme park. From heart-pounding rides to indoor attractions such as the Lotte World Adventure, you’ll find plenty of things to do with your partner when you go on an adventure trip in a one-stop theme park!
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get here: Take the Seoul subway, and get off at Jamsil Station lines 2/8. Exit at Exit 4.
Have a serene and no-fuss date when you visit Seoul Forest! This huge park, located in Seongsu-dong, is a favorite destination when it comes to a budget-friendly date. Here, you can stroll around the park, bike or skate together, go on a picnic date by the lake, see the butterfly garden, go cafe-hopping, or just wander around while enjoying the weather and the view. Best part? The entrance to Seoul Forest is free!
Address: 273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
How to get here: Take the Suin-Bundang line and get off at Seoul Forest station. Go to Exit 3 and the Seoul Forest is just a 5-minute walk from here.
Aside from going to these romantic dating spots, you can also enjoy experiences where you can bond as a couple. Want cutesy couple stuff? Rent a Korean school uniform and cosplay as high school sweethearts. Looking for unique couple activities? Why not try custom ring-making in Seoul? You can also take your date to the next level by doing a wedding or engagement photoshoot!
Find more romantic experiences you can try in Seoul via KKDay. Book a tour now and enjoy a hassle-free out-of-the-country date!