This year hit us with the unanticipated shock of the pandemic, spurring on changes in lifestyle that witnessed people staying at home rather than going out, not to mention choosing domestic traveling over going abroad. The demand for owning a car over the use of public transportation naturally increased, as well. Seoul has always been in the spotlight for its affordable and well-structured public transportation infrastructure. Many would also find themselves heading out for a drive outside of the city to escape the bustling downtown area. Surprisingly, though, Seoul offers a slew of places to head out for that drive you might be craving for. Gather your family, friends, or that special someone, load the trunk, and let's head on out!
Car camping has really taken off this year as one of the biggest social trends, taking the social distance camping trend of “home camping” a step further! Most people typically think of car camping as an activity taking place outside of the city along some river or beachside, but the opportunity to go car camping is all around if you just know where to look! Break free of the shackles of “Corona blue,” and venture out to enjoy some safe travels as you camp in your car!
Joongrang Camping Site
Joongrang Camping Site is a hot spot among camp-goers out there! The affordable and convenient facilities already currently draw crowds of campers. From the frequent camp-goer to the casual camper, Joongrang Camping Site provides easy-to-use campgrounds with a spacious parking spot for any and every one to park and enjoy. What’s more, it’s a popular area for some “after-work camping” before heading home after a long day! Isn’t it something that Seoul even has these kind of camping facilities so readily available?! The campground set-up is so well done that it’s even hard to reserve a spot, so be sure to make your reservation in advance! In fact, why not make a reservation for 2 this upcoming weekend?! :)
Campfires are prohibited on campgrounds!
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HiCompany Camping Equipment & Accessory Rental
HiCompany provides a range of equipment and accessories available for rental from recorded background noise with chirping insects and cushiony air mats to lightbulb lighting fixtures! Seeking out to purchase each piece of equipment and accessory one by one can make for a hefty expense, especially when you’re not even able to go camping every week on the regular. With that in mind, HiCompany offers beginner and casual campers equipment and accessory rental services to make things easier on you! Simply use the company website to select the items you need and they’ll be delivered right to your doorstep! All the items available for rental fit a subtle yet stylish design in white and wood-color tones to help make for a memorable Seoul car camping experience with some unforgettable photos to boot! All it takes is some great natural scenery as the backdrop with a few simple accessories, and before you know it, you’re car camping in style!
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Seoul may be a bustling concrete jungle with crowds and vehicles galore, but if you know where to look, you’re sure to run into some gorgeous scenery! Especially since the awe-inspiring nightscape of the city can be readily enjoyed throughout Seoul! Are you feeling like a drive under the towering blue autumn sky? Well, here are some courses you can venture out on to enjoy city life during the quiet Chuseok holiday season!
Seokgye Station → Gyeongchun Line Forest Park → Sahmyook University
Stretching from Seokgye Station to Gyeongchun Line Forest Park and running up through to Sahmyook University, the Hwarangro course offers a wide 6-lane road so you can get the most out of your drive. And the huge, beautiful sycamore trees lining the road make for some breathtaking scenery to accompany you! Cradled by the sycamores, the quaint road resembles that of a scene out of a painting . If you happen to be on a drive along the course, be sure to ease up on the accelerator and take in the scenery around you to heart’s content. During your drive, if you feel the need to make a short pitstop for a breather, Gyeongchun Line Forest Park will not disappoint! The old railroad may not be operational anymore, but the park area in its place sure provides some healing comfort for those that have been cooked up at home for the last several months.
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Gwangjin Forest Naru Course
Walkerhill Hotel → Achasan Mountain Ecological Park → Gwangjin Forest Naru
If you take the road from the Walkerhill Hotel and follow it up a ways, you’ll see Gwangjin Forest Naru, a forest park running alongside the Hangang River located at the northern end of the Cheonho-daero Tunnel. Once you arrive at the Gwangjin Forest Naru, you’ll have earned the chance to take a beautiful stroll around the park. The spacious park is home to various facilities amid a quiet atmosphere that offers both an observatory for viewing the city, as well as a small concert arena. As you embark and travel along this course from Walkerhill Hotel and Achasan Mountain Ecological Park to arrive at your park destination, you might find yourself thinking you’ve left Seoul and entered some eco-friendly city embraced by the surrounding nature! Invite that special someone out along for a memorable drive and breathe in the scenery around you, be it during the day for a casual drive, or at night for a more romantic vibe!
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Kiosks, drive-throughs, and other unmanned technology have really advanced leaps and bounds over the last year. Drive-throughs are especially reliable and popular among travelers thanks to the high level of safety and convenience it provides. Once only thriving at fast food restaurants and other food service establishments, drive-throughs are quickly taking to other areas in step with the changing times, be it markets, museums, or elsewhere! Let’s take a peek at some of the latest places where drive-throughs are starting to come about.
Noryangjin Fisheries Market
With autumn being the season when seafood is at its freshest, Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market comes to mind as the place to go for the most delectable seafood ingredients. However, amid the pandemic, people are uncomfortable with going to a crowded market for some food shopping. Thankfully, the powers that be at the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market picked up on that sensitive issue and opened all-new, drive-through facilities to ensure the convenience and safety of market-goers. Having made its limited debut last spring, the drive-through is back following the strong support of customers alike. The drive-through guarantees a number of benefits for users, including increased safety and discount sales! This time of year is also one that brings autumn seasonal seafood packed with nutrients. So, put those days aside when eating out was only a discomfort and come visit the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market for some of the best autumn seasonal food available!
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