Make your summer visit in Seoul the hottest and the coolest one this year. There are a ton of fun activities to do before and after the Summit Seoul conference — here’s your guide to stay cool.
Seoul in the summer can be brutally hot and humid, especially from July to August. It’s even normal for the government to announce heat wave warnings, prompting the city to stay indoors if any way possible!
But of course, any time there is extreme heat in the forecast, the city of Seoul follows up with a line-up of incredible fun and cooling summer activities filled with intense water gun fights, music festivals and lots of cold beer.
Your Seoul Summer To-Do List
Water Fights in the City
Life underneath an air conditioner isn’t all that amusing. Going out in Seoul while it’s harshly humid isn’t fun either, and that’s where these water events come in handy. You’ll be able to let out your summer stress while getting soaked — you might even feel a little younger after these festivities as they’ll surely bring back some childhood memories.
- 4th Annual Sinchon Water Gun Fight — July 7
- Water Bomb Festival 2018 — July 21
- Slide the City Korea — Date TBD
Get on a bike!
In terms of cycling, you can technically go anywhere you want in this city. However, there are routes that are specially designated for you to take in some of the best sights in Seoul and throughout the country.
The bike routes through Seoul hit the major points along the river such as Nanji Hangang Park, Seoul Forest, and Yeuido Park. So, you’ll be sure to soak in several scenic areas as you cruise through on two wheels.
Kayak along the Han River
Whether you just crossed over it while riding the train or had a chance to stroll alongside it, you’ve likely encountered the Han River at some point. You may have gotten close, but why not take the next step and just get into it? On a kayak that is.
Try a guided kayaking tour that will get you navigating through one of the longest rivers in the country, or feel free to just rent one yourself and venture out. There are a variety of places you can check out for water sports, but try Songkang Canoe School in Gangnam. If you’re keen to get in the water but not on a kayak, you can also head over to Ttukseom Hangang Park to try a variety of different water sports like windsurfing and waterskiing.