It’s October, which means that fall is finally here! The pretty colors, sweater weather, sipping hot drinks, cool breeze… need we say more? It’s also the best time to visit Korea as the weather is a far cry from the disgustingly sticky and humid summer. Instead, it is cooler and drier, but still quite warm and sunny.
Take a look at some of these options tailored to four different kinds of travelers planning to come to Korea! Which one are you?
1. Traveling All By Yourself?
If you’re traveling alone and looking to meet and hang out with new people, sign up for a group tour like the Fall Foliage Small Group Tour. You’ll get to meet and interact with other travelers just like you while admiring the rich orange, yellow, and red fall foliage and breathing in the fresh fall air! The tour staff also all speak English, so communication won’t be a problem at all! If you’re too lazy to leave the city and still want somewhere peaceful to explore on your own, head to the World Cup Park. Built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup in Korea, this park is made up of five smaller ones. Haneul Park is the most popular of them, with 22 lookout points offering stunning views of Seoul, Namsan, Bukhansan, and Gwanaksan Mountain. Best of all, it’s free!
So get your camera and selfie stick ready to click lots of photos to upload to your social media to let all your followers and friends instantly know how much fun you’re having on vacation.
2. Lovey-dovey Couples
If you’re a couple, you’ll be happy to know that Korea is an absolute HEAVEN for couples. There are a bunch of romantic spots all over Korea. Jeju Island is one of them, with stunning autumn views that make it the perfect destination to enjoy a romantic vacation.The Jeju City Tour Bus offers you the opportunity to comfortably explore the main attractions on the island! Nami Island is famous for its beautiful scenery and for being the filming site of the 2002 hit drama, ‘Winter Sonata.’ Bask in the nature and peacefulness of this beautiful venue by strolling around hand-in-hand along the tree-lined paths and exploring various museums, art galleries, and handicraft workshops. The Nami Island Shuttle Bus and Ticket Package will get you to and from the island with ease. Click here to check out more awesome Nami Island tours!
Finally, for a romantic date night, check out the Incheon Songdo Light Festival and Seoul Lantern Festival.
The light festival features a light rose garden full of 20,000 LED roses while the lantern festival lights up the Cheonggyecheon Stream spanning 1.2km. Perfect for taking a romantic stroll and taking cute selfies! You can participate in activities like lantern-making and writing on a new year’s wish paper too!
3. Fun For the Whole Family
If you’re looking to have some great family fun in Korea, look no further. Chuncheon, a lakeside city located about an hour away from Seoul is absolutely gorgeous during the fall. With this Seoul Vicinity Tour 4 in 1 Package, your whole family can enjoy four of the most popular destinations here. You can visit not only Nami island but also rail bike at the Gangchon Rail Park, explore the lovely french style village called Petite France, and see fragrant flowers at the Garden of Morning Calm.If you’re an active bunch and enjoy exploring nature trails, places like Seoraksan National Park and Naksansa Temple are great options. Seoraksan National Park is one of Korea’s most beautiful places, home to the third highest mountain in South Korea. Here your family can see abundant wildlife, hot springs, rock formations, and ancient temples. Naksansa Temple is one of them, boasting a 1300-year history and serving as a place of prayer and meditation with pristine natural surroundings. It also offers a magnificent view over the East Sea.
4. Adventure Junkies
October is the month of Halloween, which means it’s time to bring out the costumes and face paint and get ready for some fun! The Zombie Run is perfect since you can actively participate in it, rather than simply just walk through a standard haunted house as people try and scare you. Choose from two different levels of difficulty, ‘normal’ and ‘hell’. If you’re feeling daring and fearless, go for the ‘hell’ package, which has more complex rules and scarier zombies.You’re dead once the zombies steal all 3 of your ‘life’ flags, so run as fast as you can and don’t look back. For all you party animals, the official after party is held at Club Made in Itaewon, so head on over afterward to dance till the sun comes up.
If you’ve wanted to try staying at a theme park after closing time, check out the ‘Night Party with Zombies‘ at the Lotte World theme park. There are various events to enjoy and fourteen different attractions, four of which are decked out in a Halloween theme. The highlight is the concert, with this year’s fantastic line-up of singers and rappers ready to fire up the stage.
Whatever kind of traveler you are or want to be, Korea has got something for you to enjoy doing! So what are you waiting for? Plan your fall vacation now and get in one last getaway before the year ends!
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“Korea Andong Autumn scenery near Yeongnak Bridge” By Robert
“Temple in Seoraksan National Park, South Korea” By Chris Campbell
“A couple walking in sunset silhouette” By Darin Kim
“JEJU Island” By MIN_Photo
“2013, 남이섬” By thomas park
“autumn trees” By Brian Yap
“Buddha Statue Near Heundeulbawi – Seoraksan National Park” By Chris Campbell