Ask Getaway: Tips for Visiting (and Virtually Visiting) Seoul, South Korea

Sunrise scene of Seoul's downtown city skyline. Photo Courtesy: Mongkol Chuewong/Moment/Getty Images

Despite increased vaccination efforts, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has grounded most folks' international travel plans this summer. For now, the safest (and smartest) way to visit faraway escapes might still be via your phone or computer screen, but, on the other hand, there's no harm in doing a bit of planning for the near future. 

Before lockdowns swept the globe, Seoul, South Korea was one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world, ranking eleventh according to Business Insider. This beautiful city is filled with incredible history, art, museums, entertainment and more.

Whether you dream of seeing Seoul someday yourself or just want to know more about one of the planet’s most culturally vibrant cities, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a taste of what makes Korea great — all from your living room.

Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites, as well as airline and destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing.