Over Independence Day in July our family took a quick weekend trip to Seoul, South Korea. It was short, but we were able to pack in a lot! We also were able to meet up with some great friends while we were there, which made the trip so much more enjoyable. There were so many different things we could have done in our short weekend, but we decided to see one palace, one village area, go to a baseball game, see Namsan Mountain and visit the Korean War Museum. We were able to get quite a good taste of South Korea without running too ragged. Here are a few highlights from our whirlwind trip!
Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village and Changdeokgung Palace:
Seeing a Korean baseball game was really quite an experience – definitely a highlight of the trip:
On the second day we rode the cable car up Namsan Mountain for an amazing view of the city:
And on our last day we stopped in at the Korean War Museum. We were all surprised at the amount of ground there was to cover – it was a beautiful museum and memorial and it was completely free – definitely a must-see in Seoul:
During our weekend we also managed to eat at the famous Vato’s Tacos twice (it was good enough to go back every day!). Let’s be honest, Japan is pretty lacking in Tex-Mex options, so we had a lot of catching up to do 😉 Our good friends kept the kids and gave John and I a date night our last night there, too. It was fun to explore a little without a baby carrier or stroller. I can definitely see why people love Seoul! It was a great trip and we were thankful for the chance to explore!