- K-Pop Concerts: K-Pop (Korean Pop Music) continues to take the world by storm and attracts many foreigners from all over the world to travel to South Korea to watch their favorite artists perform live. This style of music can be heard on the radio and played over speakers in many crowded streets of the city. There are music festivals held each year in Korea that showcase multiple top K-pop artists all in one concert. Visitors can also enjoy touring multiple K-Pop entertainment companies around Seoul, and can even catch a glimpse of famous artists if they’re lucky.
- Busking: Seoul is a city that thrives on live entertainment, and busking is a term for street performance. Many videos are taken of buskers and then uploaded on YouTube or other social media platforms which give the buskers a chance to be recognized for their talents and possibly discovered by entertainment agencies. Busking can include any form of live entertainment such as singing, dancing, playing instruments, and more, and it is typically free to watch, but tips or gifts are welcome. Hongdae, famous for its youthful atmosphere, is a popular spot to watch busking. Sometimes big crowds will form around the live street performance which creates a fun atmosphere, so it is recommended to try to catch a busking performance while visiting Seoul.
- Noraebangs: A noraebang is the Korean term for Karaoke room. They are available for groups of friends to rent. If you’re visiting Korea, it is inevitable that you will find yourself at a noraebong. They are almost on every block in Seoul. You can rent most rooms by the hour, and some of them have the option of ordering snacks and beverages to enjoy while using the karaoke room. The sound-proof rooms are fully equipped with a karaoke machine, flashing lights, a large video screen, couches, and decor. Noraebangs are a great way to bond with your friends while singing your heart out.
- Megabox COEX: If you’re looking to see a movie while visiting Seoul, Megabox COEX located in the COEX mall is the place to go. It offers 16 theaters playing the most recent movies in the language the movie was filmed in, along with Korean subtitles. The neon lighting and futuristic theme of the movie theater is attractive for all ages.
Address: 159, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul South Korea
- World Cup Stadium: The World Cup Stadium was built in 2001 for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. There are over 66,000 seats in the stadium. It continues to be a major presence for the Korean sporting and cultural scene. The Stadium is home to FC Seoul, a professional Korean soccer team. In addition to the sporting events held there, the stadium also hosts cultural events, and is open to the public for tours on non-game days.
Address: 03932 240 World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Jamsil Baseball Stadium: Jamsil Baseball Stadium is part of the Jamsil Sports Complex which also consists of the Olympic Main Stadium, Auxiliary Stadium, Jamsil Gymnasium, Jamsil Swimming Pool, Jamsil Inline Skating Rink and the Sports Park. It is the home stadium to the LG Twins and Doosan Bears. During baseball season, games are played everyday except for Mondays.
Address: 138-221 25 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
- Seoul Arts Center: Seoul Arts Center has everything including an outdoor stage, music, concert and recital halls, opera house and theaters, museums, cafes, restaurants, shops, and more. It is a world class art and culture complex that holds various shows, performances, and exhibits each year and attracts over 2 million visitors.
Address: 2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea