Top 10 Things to Do in Gangneung

You came to the right place if you want to find the top 10 things to do in Gangneung. In addition, please keep in mind that this list was made by me – an outdoor lover.

About My Top Things to Do Lists

I don’t travel to pay for things that someone built for me to look at. I know that many people find great value in these types of designed experiences as they feel safe and easily accessible. However, for me, I struggle to connect with these types of moments.

Instead, I love physical activities and spending a long time in an area “taking it all in”. This means that my travel lists often include things like skate parks, beaches, biking, and other outdoor activities. Since Gangneung has such exceptional outdoor beauty, we mostly spend our time outdoors.

All that said, I do love history, art, and learning new things. Therefore, my travel lists also often include a few organized and structured stops like art museums or historical places. Gangneung is no exception. I might go there for the outdoor activities but I make sure to visit the art and historical places at least once.

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Who Loves Gangneung?

Gangneung sits on the edge of Gangwondo on the east coast of South Korea. It’s about 1.5 hours south of Sokcho and connected to Seoul by both the KTX and a freeway that cuts across the country.

For those of us obsessed with Gangneung, we love it because it mixes both city life and nature. It’s also filled with artists and artisans being nerdy and fabulous in a very hometown way. If you love the process of making things, Gangneung has what you want. Although, it might take a few trips to connect with all the hidden corners, you won’t regret taking the time to fall in love with the place.

Gangneung also has spectacular food. Some of our favorite international and Korean restaurants exist in this seaside town. From homemade tofu to fabulous crab, the perfect brunch, and excellent craft beer – Gangneung has it all.

Best 10 Things to Do in Gangneung

As always, the term best remains relative to your personal and cultural lens. Since we all travel for different reasons, best is different for each of us. For me, best refers to the things that I enjoy and feel peaceful doing. Things that don’t require me to rush and rarely have tons of people.

Gangneung Tourist Taxi

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Taxi tours that can take you around the city. Taxis hold up to 4 people and if you schedule in advance some taxis accept small dogs. The taxi tours are a fantastic way to become oriented to the city and area. The tours last 3 or more hours.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 용지로 176

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Ojukheon House

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033-660-3301

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A beautiful park dedicated to a family which contributed extensively to Korean culture.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 율곡로3139번길 24

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Gangneung Seongnam Market

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033-647-0006

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Markets in each region of Korean have a different vibe. The East coast markets put their own twist on many Korean dishes and offer fresh seafood that will delight you.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 중앙시장1길 16

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Gyeongpo Bike Rental Area

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A copious number of bike rental shops offering a plethora of riding options. Any bike shop will work. Just find what you want to ride and enjoy yourself.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 안현동 94-161

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Gangneung Museum Of Art

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033-640-4271

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Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 화부산로40번길 46

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Gyeongpo Aquarium

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033-645-7887

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Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 난설헌로 131

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Ponam Bridge Pump Track

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A pump track for skaters and bikers near the river and not far from the traditional markets.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 포남동 1005-2

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Speed Boat Rides

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Hangul Address

강원도 강릉시 창해로14번길 20-1

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Aranabi Zip Line Gangneung

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050713329008

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Zip line, zipline, Gangneung, Gangwondo, coastal zipline,

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 공항길127번길

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Gyeongpodo Beach Cafe Area

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A beautiful beach lined with lined with excellent cafes.

Hangul Address

강원 강릉시 사천면 순포안길 6

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