Seoul Travel Guide

Seoul Trave Guide

Prior to visiting Seoul, Korea, I had no idea what this trip was going to consist of. And I'm glad I have no expectations. I met up with a good friend who grew up in Seoul and he showed me everything. I'm not just talking about the touristy spots like the famous Gangnam District, N Seoul Tower, or Korean BBQ. I'm talking about delicious KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), speakeasy bars where you have to enter through a window, silent disco parties, and much more. Visiting Seoul was a pleasant surprise and in this Seoul Travel Guide, I'm going to be covering the Best Time to Visit Seoul, Where To Stay, TransportationFood & Drink, & Photography Spots In Seoul.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Best Time To Visit Seoul

Best time overall

  • March - May
  • September - November

These months aren't peak season so flights and hotels are cheaper and the weather is warm (still bring a jacket for nights).

Cheapest time to visit

  • December - February

Very cold weather during these months, but perfect if you enjoy snow sports/activities. 

Best Weather

  • March - May
  • September - November

You might find some rain during the Fall months, but for the most part the weather is mild. The weather during the summer months (June - August) is extremely hot and wouldn't recommend visiting as this also is during peak season.

Where To Stay In Seoul

Transportation In Seoul

Seoul Metro Subway

Fast, convenient and fair priced. This is by far the best way to get around Seoul. Consider buying a T-Money card as it can be used for the subway and buses. 

Maps and announcements are in English as well as in Korean.


Bus stops signs are in Korean only! Know your bus number and destination prior to taking the bus. There are four different color buses and all have different routes.

  1. Green buses routes within the district only
  2. Yellow buses are in the central business district
  3. Red buses are express buses
  4. Blue buses are used for commuters from the suburbs to downtown


Taxis are omnipresent, but can be difficult to hail one as a foreigner. If you decide to take a taxi, make sure to know your destination prior to entering, and speak with confidence. Read this helpful guide for more information.

Food & Drink

Restaurants In Seoul

Tosokchon Samgyetang - Get the chicken soup

Gusto Taco (Mexican) 

Mugyodong Bugeokukjib - Fish soup & rice

The Park View (Breakfast)


Tavolo 24

Toh Lim

Maple Tree House Itaewon

Brooklyn The Burger Joint Seoraemaeul


Hongdae District is the craziest nightlife area with a ton of bars and clubs, and live music.

The Griffin Bar - Well crafted drinks & great entertainment with live music and a stripper pole

Mix & Malt

Bar Woodstock

OK Pong Pong - KPOP lovers, go here.

Things To Do And See

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Photography Spots In Seoul