A wise man once asked, “Who is the most important person in the world?” – the answer is, of course, “the person in front of you right now”. The person you’re facing right now could be yourself, a friend, a romantic partner, or a family member. Whoever it is, we’ve carefully curated date ideas where you can spend quality time with the people who matter most to you right now. Prepare for movie-like moments of romance with our guide to the perfect date in Seoul.
Bring your curious eyes to the immersive artwork of a media art exhibition and talk about it with your date. You might discover a side of the other person that you haven’t seen or shared before. To immerse yourself in the work and feel a different kind of empathy, we recommend the spectacular Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. Other great options if you and your date have the same tastes include an exhibition about the final season of Attack on Titan, and Miguel Chevalier: Digital Beauty Exhibition.
If there’s a lover in your life who’s hoping for a happier twist on The Little Mermaid’s doomed love story, head to COEX Aquarium. You can see fairy tale performances of the Little Mermaid and the Prince, as well as watch penguins, seals, and sharks in one place. It’s time to go from the heart of Seoul to the depths of the ocean floor. COEX Aquarium tickets and opening hours are available here.
Candlelight offers one-of-a-kind classical concerts in iconic venues. J-pop and movie music that we are familiar with are also reinterpreted and presented at Candlelight concerts, offering a beautiful candlelit space where you and your loved ones can listen to a beautiful melody. Tickets for Candlelight concerts are available here.
There are moments with that special person when you just want to go with the flow and enjoy the moment. Let’s head to a café where you can just hang out and enjoy the view of the Han River; whether you’re looking for a Starbucks or a floating café, you can check out the list of cafes recommended by our editors here.
It is a place that always looks the same and welcomes you just as it did in the previous season. A place where date ideas might include sitting on the grass and chatting, or going for a light jog and working up a good sweat. Seoul’s parks are a place I want to go to again and again with the person in front of me. If you’re wondering about the best parks in Seoul that are good for a leisurely break, click here.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to take your date somewhere elegant, there’s nothing more glamorous than a hotel rooftop with a panoramic night view. Let’s go on a date at a rooftop bar with stunning city views, music, and food. We’d recommend the quiet and comfortable Side Note Club, which has a view of the Yeonnam-dong area from the bustling entrance to Hongdae. For a list of the editor’s other favourite hotel rooftop bars, check out the list here.
The date ideas we’ve suggested just add to the atmosphere, but remember that the real cinematic moments are already happening. When you find yourself mesmerized by the person in front of you, try (as hard as it may be) to take a step back and look at yourself, and you’ll see the look of love…