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Best trips and activities for Kids & Families in Seoul

10 Ways to Keep Summer Going after School Begins

Whether you’re relieved or sad seeing your kids back to school, don’t forget it’s still summer in Seoul until close to end of September!  So if your family is not yet ready for summer to end, pick a few items off our Summer List and go have some fun while the air is hot and the sun still shines!

Summer

  1. Hangang River outdoor swimming pools are open until August 23, 2017
  2. Beachy adventures await!
  3. Baseball games run deep into October
  4. How about KNP camping in one of the Korea National Parks?
  5. Muju Firefly Festival is running August 27 – September 4, 2017
  6. Nothing says summer quite like canoeing on river
  7. A family bike ride keeps the summer mood going
  8. Refreshing splash of the mountain river
  9. Make a trip to Andong during the traditional Maskdance Festival (September 29 ~ October 8, 2017)
  10. Pick your own and enjoy the delicious taste of peaches at Janghowon Peach Festival (September 22~24, 2017)

 

 

 

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Samsung d’light

Perfect place for all curious souls – kids and parents, techno geeks or not – who are looking for fun while playing around with interactive displays and the latest digital gadgets

Have you been to Samsung d’light since its renovation in September 2015?

Located in the same building as Samsung Electronics Headquarters, Samsung d’light is a huge showroom that showcases all the latest products made by Samsung.

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The exhibition is organized on three levels:

  • B1 Store is Samsung’s flagship experience store where you can get a hands-on experience with Samsung Electronics’ trendiest IT, mobile products and accessories.
  • 1F – Journey to finding new possibilities
    On this space of interaction you’ll have some fun to determine your type of personality while using the state-of-the-art digital technology. Take your profile picture at the entrance, get your paper magnetic wrist band and start your interactive journey!
  • 2F – Journey into the future with Samsung solutions
    On the last floor you can learn how new technologies can change our daily life.

If you are in the area you can easily spend an hour or two playing with the latest digital gadgets and experimenting virtual reality goggles. We bet that your kids will love it!


Operating hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00

Closed during National holidays,
substitute holidays, Sunday, and Labor Day (May 01)

Admission free

How to get there:

11, Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

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Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 8

For more information go to samsung d’light

Seoul’s Top Spring destinations: where to go when flowers are blooming

We can’t wait for spring! To get ready for one of the most beautiful seasons in Korea we wanted to share our top ranking list of gardens and parks we love to visit particularly in spring

17436053_10208941090986939_3092280998526016002_oWatch out for the strikingly beautiful Cherry blossom season (it actually lasts only a few days) when you would not want to miss any opportunity to snap a perfect picture!

Here is the 2017 spring blossoms forecast from Kweather.

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Kyunghee University Campus at Cherry Blossom time

Kyung Hee University campus is a perfect spot to admire the cherry blossom season or just to enjoy a lazy afternoon in its wonderful – and romantic – gardens.

Yeouido Cherry Blossom

Considered as Seoul’s best location to see cherry blossoms  – Yeouido Spring Flower festival (April 1~9, 2017)  is the most famous and the most popular for Koreans and international tourists.

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Hwadam Botanical Garden is one of the best spots for royal azaleas, birch trees and all kind of wild flowers.

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How about a one day trip to Cheollipo arboretum to admire magnolia trees by the sea? The 2nd Magnolia festival is running from April 9 to 30, 2017. In the same area you can visit the Tean Tulip Festival scheduled for April 13th ~ May 10th, 2017.

Namsan Park

Namsan Park is a pleasant place to visit all year around but it is particularly beautiful in late March and beginning of April.

Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm

A paradise for photographers and all flowers lovers – The Garden of Morning Calm is definitely one of the most magic places in spring.

Flower Bibimbap In the Garden Restaurant Jade Garden Korea

A little bit less famous, hence maybe less crowded Jade Garden – located in Chuncheon area, is another favourite destinations for spring strolls.

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden

Byeokchoji BCJ Botanical Garden in Paju area was featured in many Korean dramas and is particularly beautiful in spring time.

Herb Village Korea

Another peaceful place to admire blooming flowers is Herb Village located close to the DMZ

Seoul Iris Garden

During the iris blooming season (May ~June), don’t miss the small-yet-beautiful Seoul Iris Garden.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and have wonderful time outdoor! We’ll keep you posted about all the Spring Flowers Festivals coming on 🙂