I’m always looking for something fun to do. Korea like any other place can become boring. As you know our city isn’t really big and we don’t have all the luxuries that other cities have, therefore we have to go to Seoul or Busan to enjoy some of the activities.
There is a list of 101 things to do in Seoul/Korea of which 32 of those include eating or drinking, the rest is dedicated to tourist stuff, shopping etc. After 3 years in Korea we’ve done most of those things. Sometimes I’m looking for something more physical and although Noraebang can be fun, for someone who can’t sing its not such a great experience. The things that I enjoyed the most were things that allowed me to be physically active.
So let’s get to the few things I really enjoyed doing here in Korea
earlier this year we had a new teacher join our school and she is so vibrant and energetic. She suggested that we go do Screen Baseball. I’ve seen the Screen Golf before and found it kind of boring since I’m not a golf kinda gal, but I really really enjoyed the Baseball. You can play minor or major league. As a beginner we did the minor league. the pitcher is much closer and its easier to hit. With the major league the pitcher is further away and the ball comes at an increased speed, which takes some practice. But if you like hitting stuff, Screen Baseball might be for you!
2.Escape room games
We have some friends who do this regularly and although I’ve read about it online I haven’t really tried it until October this year. My husband and I went to the one in Busan. We had a lot of fun, some of the clues are easier than they seem and it can cause you to spend too much time on some of the puzzles but we really enjoyed working together to sort out the puzzles, it is something I would absolutely try again. The one in Busan is a franchise with branches around Korea. The entrance fee is 22,000 ($22), 2-8 players are allowed and the game lasts about an hour.
Party rooms are rooms that you can hire for a few hours or an evening, they are quite expensive but as a big group you can split the bill. Some of them have swimming pools and others have in-home Kareoke areas and darts, or pool tables. In addition to the designated Party Rooms, there are a few really big apartments you can rent on Airbnb to have a house party or get together.
Buying a bike in Korea was the absolute best thing for me. With a bike you have the freedom to go almost anywhere ( you can’t go on the highway with your bike). It gives you absolute freedom. You can explore your city or drive out to the country. You can even explore neighbouring cities. In summer we even went to the beach.
Its notable though that the bowling arena’s look like night clubs at night and have loud music and strobe lights which is pretty cool when you’re in the mood.
As far as clubbing goes, most places charge a 30,000 won ($30), on free drink included, entrance fee and the drinks are around 12,000 ($12) which is pretty expensive for just a beer. You can get tables for around 450,000 – 900,000 won ($450-$900). This means if you don’t get a table you have to stand while most of the tables are empty. In addition, Koreans don’t dance on the dance floor, they just stand there and glare at their cellphones, they don’t even hop or bob or sway…. so not too much fun if you like the bodies moving around you while you’re dancing 😦
I hope you find something fun to do in Korea