Seoul : Trendy & Hot Places
See the Latest Trends and Feel the Young Energy at These Hot Places
Line 2, AREX or Gyeongui Jungang Line
Hongik Univ. Station
Hongdae (Pedestrian-friendly Streets)
Exit 7,8,9 Alleys of Hongdae
Both locals and tourists crowd the streets of Hongdae all day long for the clubs, street performances, trendy and unique shops, restaurants and lively energy. The nearby Gyeongui Line Forest Park, which has repurposed an old railroad track that stretches from Exit 3 of Hongik Univ. Station into a beautiful linear park, is also very popular for the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and more.
Hongdae Tourist Information Center
Ewha Womans Univ. Station
Idae (Ewha Womans Univ. Area) & Sinchon
Exit 1, 580m/9min
The clothing, shoes, accessories, and many other shops lining the alleys by Ewha Womans University are trendy and very affordable, and Yonsei-ro, a car-free street in the Yonsei University area, is always festive. On weekends, busking and other street performances fill the air with enthusiasm. The Sinchon Tourist Information Center built in the former Sinchon Train Station and Play Bus, a red double-decker bus renovated to serve as a rest area where visitors can listen to music, are popular spots. Being a university area, the eateries are known to be good and affordable.
Sinchon Festivals & Events Information
Yeouido Hangang Park
Exit 3, 740m/10min
There are many ways to enjoy the Hangang River, which flows across the center of Seoul. You can rent a bicycle and ride around the park, you can enjoy a luxury buffet on a cruise with live music, you can go foodtruck- hopping at a night market, you can enjoy the cool fall breeze at the fireworks festival, and there are so many more things offered at the parks along the River.
Mapo Hangang Park Bicycle Rental Stand
- Yeouinaru Station, Exit 2/10 min
- Website :
- Operation Hour:
- Hangang Excursion Boat Quay
Yeouido World Night Market
- Mulbit Plaza, Yeouido Hangang Plaza
- Operation Hour:
- Fri~Sat: 18:00~23:00
- Every April ~ October
Seoul International Fireworks Festival
- Yeouido Hangang Park
- Every mid-October
Exit 8, 280m/4min
Garosu-gil, which means tree-lined road, has been a hotspot among fashion trend setters, and even celebrities. Because of the tall trees, the area offers a different atmosphere every season, making it an ideal location for fashion photo shoots and the likes. There are many designer shops, cozy cafes, make-up studios and more.
- Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tip : Garosu-gil for Shopping & Serosu-gil for Eating
The alleys that branch out from Garosu-gil are called Serosu-gil and are famous among young trendsetters. Unique cafes, gourmet restaurants, stylish pubs, and designer stores make Serosu-gil more stylish and sophisticated.
Apgujeong Rodeo Station
Apgujeong Rodeo Street
Exit 6, 510m/8min
Enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch at Apgujeong’s Rodeo Street, then hit the luxury brand stores. The street is most famous for celebrity sightings because many of the celebrity beauty salons are located in the area. And around the nearby Dosan Park are many restaurants run by star chefs of Korea.
- 20 Dosandaero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
EatingCheongdam-dong Luxury Brands Street
Exit 2&3 / Luxury Brands Street
Cartier, Burberry, and Gucci are just a few of the international luxury brands housed on this street, and although the fancy logos do play a part, the buildings alone are luxurious on their own. Also along the street is K-star Road, which if you’re a K-pop fan you must visit. Large bear dolls called “gangnamdol” are lined along K-Star Road, each representing a K-pop star. There are close to 20 dolls, so look for your favorite K-pop star and strike a pose.
- Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul