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Seoul Travel Guide

For our guests arriving a few days early or staying a few days after the event, we've prepared a guide of some things you might want to try out in Seoul! The guide includes, Traditional Experiences, Great Views, Fun Unique Experiences, and Shopping! Along with links for more information. Scroll to the end for some suggestions for One-Day Course options (with attractions linked by area), so you can think about where to stay or where to go while you plan your trip!

Note: This is the updated February 2023 version! Things might change before April, but we're hoping it's still helpful. If you find that any of the links aren't working or need any more info about any of the sites, feel free to shoot us an email at

Pre-Event Activities

We are organizing a few activities for those arriving early. These are a good opportunity to make friends with other event attendees from all over the world and experience the local food and culture.

Some things to remember:
*Please pre-register. If you're coming with friends, register them too! Last year we took up the whole restaurant, so we want to make sure we have enough space.

**Please bring cash. Most Korean meals are shared and paid as a group, not individually, so we will calculate the bill and collect money to pay at the end and the end of the meal! Please prepare at least 30,000KRW in cash for meals. 

***We provide the general area based on convenient locations for corresponding activities, but the exact location will be provided after we check the number of attendees and make a reservation an a suitable restaurant.

****Korean restaurants usually serve one main food, and don't have a lot of other options. So if you have dietary restrictions or preferences that don't allow you to eat certain things, you may want to eat something before you come as the options are often limited to only side dishes, but you are more than welcome to come hang out!

Fried Chicken Wings

Wednesday Dinner (4/10)

Chi-Maek in Gangnam
6PM (before local social)

Chi-maek means Korean fried chicken and beer, recently made even more famous by K-dramas. Even if you don't drink beer, you can still come enjoy the fried chicken!

Wednesday is an election day in Korea, so dinner and social will be a little earlier than usual! We'll meet up for dinner at 6 and head to Westies at around 7 or 7:30.

*Location TBD

but Wednesday dinner will be near the local social at Westies.
Please prepare at least 30,000KRW in cash.

Korean Barbecue

Thursday Dinner (4/11)

Korean BBQ in Hongdae

K-BBQ, which is pork or beef grilled right at the table with a variety of side dishes, is now famous all over the world, but the orignial is still the best! We'll have our BBQ party in Hongdae (near Hongik University Station), a popular area for young people in Korea.

If you are attending the tour on Thursday, we can head to Hongdae as a group. For those coming later in the day who still want to attend, the station is on the AREX (Airport Express) Subway line, so you can come straight from the Event Hotel or the Airport.

*Location TBD. 
Please prepare at least 30,000KRW in cash


Thursday Tour

4/11 9AM ~ 6PM 

Join us for a tour of some of the best spots in Seoul! Check the link below for sign up and details:

Meeting location is near Gyeongbokgung Palace (Gyeongbokgung Subway Station)
Please prepare at least 15,000KRW in cash

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