In terms of weather, the most favorable seasons to visit Korea are during the months of March to May and September to November. But the month of February can also be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:
1. Save Your Travel Expenses
Want to save on travel expenses? We strongly recommend you visit South Korea in February if you’re considering budget travel because, during the late winter season, hotel prices and airline prices drop dramatically along with the temperature! If you are interested in traveling to Jeju Island, check out the flights to Jeju Island.
2. K-pop Music Awards & Shows
If you are a K-pop fan, February is a great time to go to the annual K-pop Music Award Shows featuring the top K-pop artists! You can easily book the tickets with the best seats on Trazy. Grab the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the live stages of your favorite K-pop stars!
3. Feast on Traditional Foods
As mentioned above, Koreans will be celebrating the Korean Lunar New Year, which means that there will be plenty of traditional foods all over the country. Visit local markets like Gwangjang Market, Namdaemun Market, or Mangwon Market during this time of year, and you’ll find ample foods that Koreans eat during the Lunar New Year. Try ‘Yakgwa (honey cookies)’, ‘Hangwa (traditional Korean sweets)’, ‘Jeon (pancake)’ or ‘Tteokguk (sliced rice cake soup)’!
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4. “Valentine’s Day” Special Activities
As you all know, Valentine’s Day is on February 14th, and there are various activities that are recommended for couples. First, customized ring, necklace, or bracelet-making class in Hongdae is very popular among couples. You can add laser engravings or color birthstones. It’s also highly recommended to visit theme parks with your loved ones and enjoy the thrilling rides and take Instagrammable pictures together!
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5. All-Time Favorite Winter Festivals & Activities
Although the temperature is chilly in Korea, that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying outdoor activities because there is an abundance of them! From sledding, skiing, and ice fishing to light festivals, there’s so much to see and experience in Korea’s February.
1) Light Festival
Consider visiting beautifully landscaped gardens and a light festival there in winter. It would be a romantic way to grab your last moments of winter. Light up your winter with bright and dazzling lights!
The most famous light festivals in Korea are Garden of Morning Calm which is usually held until March 19th, 2023.
2) Ice Festival
You can also enjoy the one-and-only winter ice festival if you visit Korea in February! One of the most recommended ice festivals is Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival at Cheongyang Alps village. Mt. Chilgapsan is called the Alps of the South Chungcheong Province for its high mountain ranges and crystal clear lake. The annual Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival boasts massive 10-meter-tall ice fountains, ice castles, and sculptures. You can join a hassle-free tour to this festival from Seoul only until February 10th!
3) Ski & Snowboard
Above all, Korea in February is heaven for ski & snowboard lovers! Since there are dozens of ski resorts you can choose from in snowy Korea. In addition, don’t worry that there will not be enough snow as February in Korea is still winter and has snow. Appreciate the view of the beautiful snowy landscape while you enjoy skiing and snowboarding!
Read more of our blog posts to choose which is the best option for your needs. They will help you organize your ski trip to Korea!
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- Korea’s Best Ski Resorts Near Seoul
- Ski Resorts You Can Go in March in Korea 2023
4) Snow Sledding at Theme Parks
In February, you can enjoy fun snow sledding as well as thrilling rides at Everland theme park and Seoul Land amusement park! At Everland, you can enjoy Snow Buster, the grandiose three-course snow sledding park, until February. At Seoul Land, Snow Fun Park is open every winter until February 26th, 2023. Not only you can enjoy free snow sledding but also winter ice fishing.
5) Winter Hiking
If you are a nature lover or a hiking lover, you should join hiking tours in Korea! There are countless stunning mountains in Korea and you can admire the snow-covered landscapes in winter. Wondae-ri Birch Forest & Inje Maebawi Icewall, Bukhansan National Park, and Seoraksan National Park are highly recommended to visit.
At Inje Maebawi Icewall, you will get to see a breathtaking waterfall that is frozen solid in the colder months. Bukhansan Mountain is the tallest mountain in Seoul, which is well-known for its Baegundae Peak! Seoraksan Mountain, one of the most famous mountains in Gangwon-do, is an absolute must-go mountain loved by many locals and tourists alike.
Now that you know why February is a great time to visit Korea, visit Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, to book your trips and travel experiences!
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