We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Best of Seoul Guide

Print this guide 
Seoul
Seoul is the business and cultural hub of South Korea, where skyscrapers tower over Buddhist temples. Take it all in from the N Seoul Tower, built atop a peak in Namsan Park. The teahouses and shops of Insadong give you a taste of Korean flavor, which you can further experience with a visit to the grounds and museums of Gyeongbokgung. UNESCO World Heritage Site Changdeokgung Palace is a fine example of authentic ancient architecture.

All things to do » Things to do

Seoul Metro
Seoul Metro
Attraction type: Mass Transportation Systems; Taxis & Shuttles
See nearby places to eat
The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea
Owner description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will... more Owner description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
See nearby places to eat
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuries ago by the founder of the Chosun dynasty.
Attraction type: Castles; History Museums; Historic Sites
See nearby places to eat
Bukhansan National Park
Bukhansan National Park
Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every... more Owner description: One of the most popular pastimes in Seoul is hiking and this stunning national park just outside the city is a local favorite. Aside from a variety of hiking trails for every skill level, you’ll also see lots of flora and fauna, temples and ancient fortresses. less
Attraction type: National Parks
See nearby places to eat
Changdeokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
This 600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city's jewel. It's as famous for its outstanding architectural details as for its verdant and expansive gardens.
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites; Gardens; Architectural Buildings; Monuments & Statues
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Gusto Taco
Gusto Taco
Ranked #1 of 122,525 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, South American
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Jung Sik Dang
Jung Sik Dang
Ranked #2 of 122,525 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mugyodong Bugeokukjib
Mugyodong Bugeokukjib
Ranked #3 of 122,525 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Griffin Bar
The Griffin Bar
Ranked #4 of 122,525 Restaurants in Seoul
Price: $8 - $78
Cuisines: Brew Pub, Pub, Bar
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Tavolo 24
Tavolo 24
Ranked #5 of 122,525 Restaurants in Seoul
Price: $68 - $96
Cuisines: Japanese, American, Asian, Korean, International, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Gateway Korea Guesthouse
Gateway Korea Guesthouse
$18 - $55
Ranked #1 of 523 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Show Prices
Come Inn Guesthouse
2.0 of 5
Come Inn Guesthouse
$18 - $65
Ranked #1 of 835 Seoul B&B and Inns
Show Prices
Oasis Guesthouse Seoul
2.0 of 5
Oasis Guesthouse Seoul
$27 - $99
Ranked #2 of 523 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Atrium
3.5 of 5
Hotel Atrium
$63 - $103 (₩72,248 - ₩118,119)
Ranked #67 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices
Hotel Icon
3.0 of 5
Hotel Icon
$54 - $76
Ranked #73 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices
HOTEL GS
2.5 of 5
HOTEL GS
$57 - $72
Ranked #74 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lotte City Hotel Guro
4.0 of 5
Lotte City Hotel Guro
$86 - $116
Ranked #1 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
$314 - $497 (₩360,092 - ₩569,954)
Ranked #2 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
5.0 of 5
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
$242 - $337 (₩277,523 - ₩386,468)
Ranked #3 of 449 Hotels in Seoul
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.