As life becomes increasingly hectic and demanding, it can be easy to lose sight of what really matters: spending quality time with the people we love. There’s nothing quite like bonding with family members over a shared experience, and one of the best ways to do so is by exploring the great outdoors. 

Luckily, Seoul has plenty of stunning parks that are perfect for a family outing. In this article, we will take a look at 6 of the most beautiful parks in the city that are sure to make your next family outing a memorable one. And if you are planning to travel beyond Seoul, you can take a Seoul to Busan train after checking these six parks out

1. Hangang Park

Hangang Park is no ordinary park in Seoul. It is a haven for families seeking fun, relaxation, and adventure. The park’s scenic beauty and tranquil riverside setting make it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend quality time with your loved ones. 

In addition to its natural beauty, Hangang Park also boasts an array of food stalls and cafes serving a tempting variety of snacks and meals. You can indulge in some while taking in the stunning scenery. Be sure to experience the magic of this oasis for yourself and in the company of your family

2. Namsan Park 

Namsan Park is a hidden gem that promises to captivate you with the vibrant colours of its wildflowers and the sweet aroma of the fresh air. Located on the Seoul to Busan train route, it’s an ideal spot for a family outing, with playgrounds for the kids and a tranquil atmosphere for parents to relax. 

N Seoul Tower at Night

The park features hiking trails, gardens, playgrounds, traditional cultural performances, and a history museum. As you meander along the well-paved trails, you’ll find yourself surrounded by towering trees and native wildlife, creating a serene environment for your family to explore. The children can also unleash their inner adventurer as they play in the various playgrounds. Make sure to also visit the famous N Seoul Tower, which offers you a stunning view of the city from there. You surely would like what you would see.

3. Olympic Park 

Another excellent park for families seeking to have a great time is the Olympic Park. Interestingly, the park was constructed for the 1998 Summer Olympics before it was later transformed into a park. Since then, the park has become one of Seoul’s best parks. 

Located in the Songpa-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, on a vast area of more than 400 acres, the park offers vast green spaces, beautiful gardens, and various recreational facilities, including walking trails, playgrounds, cycling paths, and picnic areas. As you would expect, the park also has a range of sporting activities. An indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and multi-purpose stadium.

4. Seoul Forest

If you would like to have a feel of forest in the urban city of Seoul, Seoul Forest is the park you and your family should consider. This expansive park offers you a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with its beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere. The park has several ecological attractions, like the butterfly garden and a bird observatory. 

There are also outdoor activities like hiking trails and bike rentals. You can also rent paddle boats and take a leisurely trip with your family around the park’s large pond. Your visit to the Seoul Forest will definitely be a swell time.

5. Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

This unique park is a cultural hotspot that offers an exciting blend of history and modernity. The park features an impressive lineup of cultural attractions like museums, exhibitions, and galleries. It also boasts a stunning design with a beautiful landscape combining traditional Korean architecture and modern urban design. The outdoor garden is also a beautiful space that features a variety of trees, flowers, and shrubs and is ideal for a peaceful stroll or a picnic with family and friends. If you’re looking to explore Seoul’s cultural side while enjoying a fun-filled day out with your family, nowhere comes close to Dongdaemun Park. It’s the best deal you’ve got out there.

6. Gyeongui Line Forest Park 

Another unique park located in Seoul is the Gyeongui Line Forest Park, built along the abandoned railway tracks of the Gyeongui Line. the park is an excellent example of how urban spaces can be transformed into natural environments. The installation of artworks and sculptures into the park’s natural environment gives it an even more immersive look. 

Although the park offers a range of outdoor activities, we recommend that it is best for quiet, heart-to-heart conversations with family members. While seated by the peaceful stream that runs through the park or taking a leisurely walk around it, the serene environment provides the perfect setting for meaningful conversations.

Each of these parks has its own unique features and attractions. However, no matter which one you choose to visit, you can rest assured that you will have a great time with your loved ones. Here’s the part where we wish you a “happy picnicking!” 

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Last Update: May 10, 2023