11 Romantic Places in Seoul Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
So it’s Valentine’s day and we at Soompi.com wanted to introduce you to romantic destinations in Seoul that you should spend with your lover, person you love, secret admirer, friend that you love, co-worker that you secretly admire, or friend that’s not really a friend?
Anyways, Happy Valentine’s Day and we hope you get a chance to visit some of these romantic destinations!
1. Jazz Clubs
In Seoul, there aren’t many things that are more romantic than jazz clubs. In the case of “Once in a Blue Moon,” that particular jazz club is frequently portrayed in dramas!
(1) Itaewon’s “All That Jazz”
This jazz club used to be a lot smaller but now it is huge, it is located in Itaewon. (allthatjazz.kr)
(2) For 1000 years
The name itself is so romantic, this jazz club is located around hyehwa station. During times like Valentine’s Day or Christmas, this place is jam packed! (www.chunnyun.com)
(3) Once in a Blue Moon
This jazz club is probably the most famous one out of all jazz clubs in Seoul. This is partly due to the fact that it is one of the first and also because it has appeared in many dramas. It is located in the illustrious Cheongdam-dong area. (www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr)
2. Take a Han River Ferry Boat Cruise!
If you are in a romantic relationship in Seoul, at least once you should take a Han River Ferry Boat Cruise! This is often underrated but very romantic, especially at night. You will get the chance to see Seoul’s beautiful city nightscape all at once! (Click Here for More Info)
Forgot to make reservations on Valentine’s Day, or have no clue where to go? Then stop by Hongdae and travel around the streets. The area is all around the Hondae Subway Station (Line 2) or you can also reach it by arriving at Sangsu Subway Station (Line 6). Once there, go to any of the numerous bars, cafes, or restaurants and enjoy!
4. Yeongdeongpo Times Square
Many assume that the name “Times Square” was to evoke New York’s famous time square. Regardless, this place is a lot cleaner and nicer than the Cooex Mall. If you are bored on Valentine’s Day or don’t have anything planned, why not shop around, eat, and watch a film? Times Square also has a few nice restaurants and cafes to boot! (www.timessquare.co.kr)
5. Banpo Bridge
If you are ever itching to get out to the Han River make sure you visit Banpo Bridge. The bridge has two floors so you can actually walk on the bottom one. At night they play music, water shoots out, and it is all beautiful.
(There aren’t a lot of subway stations around, but you can get off at the Seobinggo Station [Central Line] and then cross the bridge!)
Itaewon is the premier destination for foreigners inside of Seoul. It is also a mecca for a diverse range of ethnic restaurants. There are loads of restaurants and bars that will help make the day romantic. (Click here for more information)
Villa Sortino: If you want to make the day special, look up Villa Sortino, La Bocca, or Sortino’s Cucina. You won’t regret having spent Valentine’s Day at one of these restaurants!
7. Marco Polo
This restaurant has the best nighttime view in all of Seoul! This restaurant is located on the 52nd floor of the Cooex Trade Center. The interesting fact about this restaurant is that one side serves Mediterranean while the other serves Korean style Chinese! (This location is often used for wedding proposals)
8. Namsan Tower
No romantic list would be complete without Namsan Tower. The tower is located on top of Namsan (Nam Mountain) and the view of Seoul is supposed to be spectacular. (It looks like Koreans seem to associate high places with romance no?) Even if not for Valentine’s Day, if you ever end up visiting Seoul, make sure you visit this place! (www.nseoultower.com)
Garusogil is a street that is the hottest spot to be, if you are in Gangnam! This street is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes! The street is located around the Sinsa and Apgujeong stations which are both Line 3.
Here we will introduce to you a popular cafe located in Garusogil called, “Rabbit in the Moon.”
The neat thing about this cafe besides its beauty is that there are tables with touch screens. You can play games, doodle, and read your fortunes on it. Perfect for the bored couple! (www.rabbitinthemoon.co.kr)
10. Seorae Village
Seorae Village is a beautiful street that is home to nearly 40% of the French community in Seoul. As a result, this street is very beautiful and it also has nice restaurants, cafes, and bars! If you are looking to visit all of the nice “streets” in Seoul, you have to visit this one for sure! (It is close to the Express Bus Terminal Station which is a part of Line 3)
11. Walker Hill’s Pizza Hill
Continuing the trend of “romantic locales in high places,” we will now introduce Walker Hill’s Pizza Hill. The “Walker Hill” hotel itself is located on the Acha Mountain. If you eat at Pizza Hill or any other restaurants in this hotel, you will be treated to a beautiful view of the Han River. (Click here for more info)