As the weather gets warmer this April in South Korea, it is definitely the best time to go out and truly enjoy the beauty of Spring. Cherry Blossom festivals usually take the spotlight at the beginning of this month, but most festivals have been canceled or moved online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, DO NOT worry, we have your back!
Check out this list of fun things to do in South Korea this April for an unforgettable experience. As always, wear your mask and stay safe, whether you’re outdoors or indoors!
List of Fun Things to do in South Korea this month
Forget about the cherry blossoms! Every year from March to April, you can find one of the most beautiful tulip gardens in Everland. With over 1.2 million tulips of all types and colors, the Four Seasons Garden becomes a perfect spot for enjoying the beauty of these spring flowers, as you can take your time strolling around and taking Insta-worthy shots. We’re certain you’ll love this spring-themed garden!
As the paddleboarding season starts in April each year, it’s the perfect time to try this exciting activity with the Gwangan Bridge in the backdrop making for a beautiful photo setting. You may choose to go during the day or at sunset, depending on your schedule, and the ticket of about KRW 30.000 conveniently includes the equipment, access to shower facilities, and a 15-minute standing paddle boarding basic training session (the boarding suit is usually rented separately).
Make sure to check if you need to book in advance. It’s a great activity to get your muscles back in motion after the long winter, and then take the opportunity to treat yourself to one of the numerous cafes and restaurants around Gwangalli Beach.
The Geumosan Mountain Zip Wire is the longest zip wire in Asia with a length of 3.186 km, on which you can glide at a thrilling speed of up to 120 km/h. There are many fun things to do in South Korea, but if you’re looking for an experience that’ll give you an adrenaline rush, as well as a breathtaking view over Geumosan Mountain, Dadohae National Marine Park, and Korea’s Southern Coast, then this is the April activity for you!
Play with horses and sheep in Daedong Horse Land | Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
If you’re an animal lover, this is definitely the activity for you. Daedong Horse Land is a farm in Gimhae, the home to numerous majestic horses and cute sheep. You first purchase a ticket (KRW 7.000 for adults, KRW 4.000 for children), and this gives you a chance to admire, pet, and feed the horses and sheep. Visitors also have the possibility to ride a horse for KRW 6.000. Look around the farm for the special photo zones, take memorable pictures and upload them on your social media. In the end, exchange your entrance ticket for a drink to enjoy at the farm before heading back home.
About a 2 hour trip from Seoul, Daecheon Beach is most known for being the place where the famous Boryeong Mud Festival is held in summer. It is also the only place with a Sky Bike trail in Korea, right by the water. You and your friends can hop on one of these bikes and go on a 20-minute healing course along the whole length of the beach, admiring the breathtaking sea and feeling the soothing breeze. It will definitely become an unforgettable memory!
Try the SkyLine Luge in Tongyeong | Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
The SkyLine Luge is a unique system of wheeled gravity-operated carts and specially built trails for a thrilling experience down the hill in Tongyeong. Go down through twists, turns, and tunnels, all while enjoying stunning views of the surroundings. Adults and children alike enjoy this activity, so much that one single ride down is never enough. If you don’t feel like you want a thrill, you can also opt for the more relaxing Skyride, a chairlift taking you up into the sky, from where you can get an amazing view of the Hallyeo National Marine Park, Tongyeong City, the sea and the surrounding islands.
This amazing, immense garden under the open sun of Gapyeong finally starts coming back to life in spring, attracting numerous people. Starting mid-April until the end of May, the Garden of Morning Calm hosts the Spring Festival, a time when the garden becomes the home of beautiful magnolias, azaleas, Japanese apricot, forsythia, tulips, and many others, all waiting to be admired by the visitors. Take a relaxing walk in this garden and feel with all of your senses the bliss and beauty of Spring. The garden is open until 9 PM, so you can also go for an evening stroll.
Wind down by having a nutritious and delicious brunch on the outside terrace of The Royal Food and Drink in Haebangchon. The delicious food will recharge your body, while the nice spring breeze will help clear your mind of worries for a few hours. Since April is warmer, you can even go there in the evening to admire the serene view of the neighborhood and Namsan Tower, while enjoying a glass of savory wine. This could also be a great spot to go on a date!
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