Dream Bucket List Adventure in Seoul feat. GLAD Hotel Yeouido
Thanks to a dedicated, design-driven mayor, Seoul has shed its once gritty image to become a glittering metropolis, paving the way for future cities. The South Korean capital has a booming contemporary art scene, fashionable stores throughout its urban landscape, and a thriving pop and youth culture that now rivals that of other Asian capitals like Tokyo. The city also has its share of sleek bars and sophisticated clubs that will keep you away from your Seoul hotels until the wee hours of the morning. It explains the popularity and existence of “pojangmachas”—late night street restaurants.
In the glimmering skyscraper-filled district of Yeouido, aptly nicknamed Seoul’s Manhattan, GLAD Hotel Yeouido is already turning things on its head. The hotel’s facade, with its unusual brick pattern, at once stands out from its neighbors’ modernist glass buildings. Bricks have also been wittily used in the hotel’s interiors. And to create an “on the street” experience, street signs help guide you home to your room. Thanks to an honest approach to design, rooms are cozy and practical with no hidden or confusing features, and the hotel’s Greets restaurant and cafe revels in natural materials and pure forms. Bar Mark T, inspired by Mark Twain’s favorite tipple, serves up the city’s most extensive and unique collection of Single Malt Whiskey.
ROOMS & SUITES
NUTS & BOLTS
The hotel located in Yeouido, the financial center of Seoul.
$128 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Option 1: Taxi = $55-$65 USD (₩65,000 - ₩75,000)
- 40 minute drive
Option 2: UberX = $75-$85 USD
- 40 minute drive
Option 3: Train from Incheon airport to Gongdeok station. Connect to Metro Line 5 (Purple) from Gongdeok to Yeouido. Exit subway station and walk 15 minutes until you reach the hotel = $6-9 USD (₩7,400 - ₩9,900)
10% off Best Available Rate
Direct flights are available from: Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco & Washington D.C.
Expect to spend at least $1200+ per person for roundtrip tickets from New York JFK
- Flight time: 12 hours 25 minutes nonstop on Korean Air
Expect to spend at least $1100+ per person for roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles LAX
- Flight time: 13 hours 20 minutes nonstop on Asiana
Seoul Incheon International
6 days / 5 nights
Day 1: Arrive in Seoul. Transfer to hotel. Check-in @ the hotel. Visit Itaewon, the main tourist neighborhood. Check out the views at N Seoul Tower. Late night shopping @ Myeongdong.
Day 2: For art lovers, a visit to Insa-dong is a must. Stop by Jongmyo Shrine and Changdeokgung Palace. Have Korean BBQ for dinner.
Day 3: Visit Blue House, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village and Changdeokgung.
Day 4: DMZ (Military Demarcation Zone) Tour or Lotte World. Have dinner at Gwangjang Market. Go out tonight!
Day 5: Spend a few hours at a Korean spa and jjimjilbang. Explore Korea's traditional markets and shopping malls. Have dinner in Hongdae.
Day 6: Last minute souvenir shopping in the morning! Check-out of hotel. Ground transfer to the airport. Take return flight home, or connecting flight to your second destination.
Jeju or Busan
Osaka or Tokyo
Shanghai or Beijing