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With COVID-19 still a global issue right now, you may be not be planning any trips in the immediate future. That doesn’t mean you can’t daydream and think about your travel days resuming, however.

If you haven’t visited it already, Seoul, South Korea, should be on your bucket list. For now, grab some Korean snacks and start planning for a trip to this wonderful city.

Seoul is a busy, thriving city. The entire region has great food, music, and culture.

The following are some reasons to think about adding it to your dream destinations.

8 Reasons to Visit Seoul

The History

You don’t even have to be a history buff to appreciate what Seoul offers. Seoul is the capital of South Korea and you’ll find a multitude of historic sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace, which was built in 1395.

The Palace was home to the Kings of the Joseon dynasty.

There are also sites that evoke more recent history, such as the War Memorial of Korea.

The National Museum of Korea has thousands of artifacts dating back to medieval history.

There’s Asian art, calligraphy, and painting.

Seoul has Buddhist temples, and many traditional customs are centered around Buddhism. You’ll see monks and staff living and working at the temples.

It’s Inexpensive

If you’re looking for a big city travel experience, but you’re on a budget, it can be tough.

Seoul offers you that, however.

Seoul tends to be a cheaper place to visit than many destinations in North America and Europe.

There’s simple public transportation that’s easy and inexpensive to use.

Food is relatively inexpensive, and there are many different types of accommodations at different price points.

While, as with anywhere, some things might be expensive, you have a wide range of choices in Seoul, making it good for the budget-conscious traveler.

Mountains

While you might go to Seoul for the modern, urban environment, don’t miss the opportunity to hike the beautiful mountains surrounding the city.

The tallest mountain near Seoul is Bukhansan, which is more than 2,700 feet. There are also Namsan and Inwangsan, which are popular among hikers.

Once you reach the summit of any of these, you’ll get amazing city views.

Shopping

Korean fashion and beauty products are among the best in the world. In fact, millions from other Asian countries come to Korea every year to shop.

Korea is known as being cutting-edge, so you’ll be able to find things you wouldn’t anywhere else in the world.

Visitors can also get a tax refund when they show their receipts at the airport when they leave. There are also a lot of stores that will refund your tax on the spot.

Festivals

If you visit in the warm months, in particular, Seoul is known for festivals, but there are large-scale events in the winter.

In the spring is the very popular Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival.

Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated in early summer.

Food

The food is amazing in Seoul and in and of itself can be a good reason to visit the city. You’ll find different styles of fare too. It’s not all traditional Korean food, although they do that very well.

You can find something like live octopus, or you can go to a Michelin star restaurant.

Nightlife

If you’re someone who loves nightlife, or even if you don’t, you might want to check it out in Seoul. Seoul is a nighttime city and you’ll find clubs in high-rise buildings in Gangnam, while expats tend to head to Itaewon.

There are parties and clubs for all ages and interests.

Safety

While it may be a big city, Seoul is considered very safe. The crime rates in Seoul are much lower than most U.S. cities of a similar size, and they’re similar to European cities.

Violent crime is rare, and the biggest thing to worry about as a visitor is that you don’t drink too much when you’re in a bar or club.

You should be careful as far as traffic goes. In Seoul, it’s not uncommon for drivers to go through pedestrian crossings or red lights.

Finally, Seoul is modern in every way, and as such, they embrace technology. There are technology and innovation everywhere you look. Many of Korea’s large companies have headquarters in Seoul, and the technology sector is particularly impressive.

There’s distinctive architecture as a result, and if you go to the Lotte Tower, you can hop on the fastest elevator in the world.

Seoul is quirky and unique, buzzy, and energetic. All of these factors make it a good option if you’re daydreaming about your post-COVID plans to hit the road or the skies.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

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“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

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Wanting to help the Christmas community continue to earn income during what would normally be their busiest time of year, it is calling all Santas, elves and reindeer to submit their idea for an Online Experience idea. It will also be partnering with Santa Visits USA to offer even more ways to meet Santa Claus and the entire North Pole gang this year. These include Christmas magic with Kris Kingle himself, a holiday-themed bedtime pyjama party, a visit with head elf, Buzz Twinkletoes, and even a murder mystery show with Mrs Claus.

Airbnb is offering virtual visits with Santa © Airbnb

“According to a new report by the Fraternal Order of Real-Bearded Santas, nearly a third of their members surveyed will not be taking part in in-person visits this year,” says Airbnb. “As many of Santa Claus entertainers worldwide live on a fixed income and are reliant on their income from appearances during the holiday season, this new reality has created serious economic hardship for countless Santa performers.”

Guests can also enjoy Santa Claus around the world, with special experiences designed for families of all backgrounds, including people with disabilities. These include a “Virtual Visit and Story Time with Santa,” “Mama Claus Holiday Joy,” “Sign Language Santa,” “Meet Santa Claus in Lapland” and “Santa Storytime” with an award-winning author. In addition, hosts are sharing their own holiday traditions from around the world so people can feel festive from home, such as “How to Throw a Holiday Dinner Party,” “Create recycled puppets for the holidays” and “Sing Holiday Songs with a Broadway Star.”

Airbnb will provide additional support to Santa Claus entertainers who are interested in becoming Online Experience hosts, helping them to make a seamless transition to virtual visits. Further information is available here, and you can read about the holiday experiences already available here.

Title: Have a virtual visit with Santa this year with Airbnb
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