Known for being walkable and business-friendly, Itaewon is a trendy neighborhood, offering convenient options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local art. Itaewon's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Seoul area.
Sightseeing around Itaewon
The museums and monuments are some of the area's top attractions. National Museum of Korea, Children’s Museum of National Museum of Korea, and War Memorial of Korea feature a variety of exhibits. At Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Blue Square, and National Theater of Korea, you'll learn about local culture. Monuments like Banpo Bridge, Seoul Floating Islands, and N Seoul Tower are well regarded. Seoul Central Mosque, Culture Station Seoul 284, and Namsangol Hanok Village are well-known local landmarks. Namsan Botanical Garden, Namsan Cable Car, and COEX Aquarium will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping and attending sporting events. Hyochang Stadium, Jamsil Olympic Stadium, and Jamsil Baseball Stadium are great places to catch a game or event. Yongsan Park, Namsan Park, and Sayookshin Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. Surround yourself with nature at Hongneung Arboretum, Rose Garden of Seoul Grand Park, and Dream Forest. For retail therapy, consider Itaewon Antique Furniture Street, I’Park Mall, and Sonin Plaza, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Yongsan Electronics Market, Central City Shopping Mall, and Hyundai Department Store.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Dongdaemun Market, Gyeongbok Palace, and Sungnyemun Gate. You can also stop by Namsan Library, Sookmyung Women's University, and Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall.
Getting around Itaewon
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Seobinggo Station, Noksapyeong Station, or Itaewon Station.
At 10.4 miles (16.7 km), Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.) is the closest major airport to Itaewon. You can also fly in and out of Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), which is located 30 miles (48.2 km) away.