1. Head to N Seoul Tower
Not only does Namsan Seoul Tower have a breathtaking view of the entire city from the observatory, the climb up is lined with love locks, with thousands of couples locking their love there forever. It’s the most famous date location in Seoul for a reason!
2. Catch a movie at Tempur Cinema, the world’s first reclining bed theatre
Tempur beds are made of material first produced by NASA, so their comfort is backed by science. CGV and Tempur have teamed up to create this luxury cinema where you can lie down next to your loved one and catch a romantic flick (or something a bit more adrenaline-pumping) on the big screen. With the option to have a chef prepare your meal during the movie, it sounds like the ideal V-day date.
3. Experience a theme cafe
Korea has many different themed cafes, including cats, dogs, and sheep, but did you know there’s a raccoon cafe? For something different but still cute and fluffy, why not check this one out. The little critters are free to roam around customers while they enjoy the atmosphere and the cakes. Be careful if the animals come up to you, though, because they might try to steal your food!
4. Go for a hike
Hiking is a major pastime in Korea and why not? A secluded walk with a loved one in pretty surrounds leading to a fantastic view sounds like the perfect day, don’t you think?
5. Hire a tandem bike and ride around Yeouido park
Yeouido Park is a popular spot because it’s so much more than a park. It’s divided into theme-based sections, including the Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Culture Square, and Nature’s Ecosystem Forest. Hiring a tandem bike will be a cute date move but will also allow you to explore everything on offer.
6. Watch the display at Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain
This showcase is a great date night with a fantastic night market nearby and a wonderful rainbow light display for those romantic moments.
7. Check out Seoul Fortress, Naksan Park, and the nearby Ihwa Mural Village
Naksan Park includes Mt. Naksan, where the Seoul city fortress walls from the Joseon Dynasty still remain partially intact. It’s a steep climb, but the view is worth it. If you make it to the top you stumble upon the cute and unique art of Ihwa Mural Village. This neighborhood used to be a slum but was revived by artists and is now famous for its fantastic murals.
8. Get cultural at Bukchon Hanok Village
Bukchon Hanok Village is surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine and is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. Holding hands while strolling down a traditional street while learning about the history and culture of Korea is a unique way to spend your Valentine’s Day.
9. Enjoy the view from a rooftop cafe in Samcheong
Samcheong is located in the middle of Bukchon, the northern mountains, so it makes for a great viewing spot! Locals love cafe-hopping and there are some fantastic rooftop bars and cafes in this neighborhood that offer a lovely view of Korea’s valleys and peaks, so it’s worth checking it out.
10. Sing your heart out at a noraebang
You can’t live in Korea and not experience a noraebang, and what better day to do it but Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? Sing your heart out in your very own private room with snacks and lots of soju.
11. Act like a kid at Everland
Koreans love amusement park dates, and Everland is arguably the best in the country. With plenty of romance and rides to be had, it’s sure to be an action-filled day full of thrills.
12. Travel by wine train
This wine train takes couples on an all-day tour between Seoul and Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea’s wine region. Passengers can enjoy as much wine as they want in the cafe-style passenger cars decorated with themes like red wine, white wine, and ginseng. When they arrive, they’re treated to a wine foot bath. Talk about relaxing!