For a city break with the kids, head to Seoul, South Korea! Seoul offers a good mix of culture, food and activities to keep the whole family entertained and happy! Below is the Little Steps shortlist for an enjoyable weekend in Seoul with your entire jet-setting clan. Go on and book your trip!
Ideally located smack dab in the middle of the main tourist area, the Grand Hyatt is a great place to call home for a few nights in Seoul. Namsan Park is steps from the front of the hotel and Leeum Samsung Art Gallery is right out the back door. The Millenium Hilton is another convenient option nearby!
Korean cuisine alone is a reason to visit Seoul! Top picks are Sanchon for creative vegetarian served in a traditional Hanok House, Sosonjae when you need a break from strolling and shopping in Samcheong. The wood-fired pizza at Pizza D’Buzza is a hit with kids and parents! There are cafes and coffee shops galore in Seoul (literally on every corner), so pick one that looks cozy and take a break a relax! Bloom & Goute in Garasu-gil, Penguin in Itaewan, and Paul Bassett are our favorites, but there are so many!
For traditional Korea, visit the Changgyeonggung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace and stroll the streets of Bukchon to see the traditional hanok houses. The art galleries and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Samcheong area are a must for culture vultures as well as the Leeum Samsung Art Gallery with the Kids Gallery (check the website for kids activities) and the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Museum (enjoy the huge grass area outside!). Shop till you drop on Garosu-gil Street for contemporary fashion, Insadong for traditional handicrafts, Apgujeong for local Korean designers and luxury brands. To take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, take an afternoon stroll through Namsan Park and enjoy the city views. A visit is not complete without a shopping run through Insadong where you will feast your eyes and wallets on antiques, groovy galleries, and more.