How many can you check off?

So many times, I get the question, “What are things to do in Seoul?”

There are the conventional things, like visiting palaces and shopping in Myeong-dong. Yet Seoul is still new to many travel radars. You need an insider’s view on what is worth seeing, doing, and eating, so you don’t feel like you missed something that was right under your nose.

I’ve organized this list into levels, from first-timers to experts. The top level is really for people who actually live in the Seoul area. Click the links to get more details about each item.

 

Regarding the “Eats” section, I’m listing the big guns and the food neighborhoods. I’m working on a separate list of “Must-eat” foods along with the best restaurants to eat them.

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Things To Do In Seoul: The Ultimate List

Level 1 – First Timer

This is your first time touring South Korea. You want to hit the main tourist spots to get them out of the way.

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Level 2 – Rising Star

You caught the bug. Seoul turned out to be way more interesting than you thought. Returning to the city promises grand rewards and a chance to catch the stuff you didn’t accomplish the first time.

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Level 3 – Kimchi Pro

You’re a regular now. You’re starting to avoid the crowds of tourists and go more local. You have a stronger interest in Korean history, and you find yourself starting to crave kimchi.

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Level 4 – Travel Master

Korea. Yeah, been there. Done that.

Hold on there, pardner. It’s time to explore the outskirts of the city. Delve into the satellite suburbs to find the things even locals don’t know about.

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Level 5 – Seoul City Guru

You basically live in Seoul. You’re not only a member of Restaurant Buzz Seoul, you’re a regular contributor. You walk into Maloney’s and everyone yells your name. Some of these places are hard to get into.

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