Couples YangYang Weekend

Grab your loved one and head to the east coast for a romantic getaway! Check out our recommendations. You don’t want to miss this trip. You feel new after a visit to the east sea.

Grab your special someone and pack your bags for YangYang, an outdoor lover’s paradise. YangYang, Gangwon-do is located between Sokcho and Gangneung and offers access to beaches, surfing, hiking, temples, delicious food, and beautiful landscapes.

Things to do in YangYang, Gangwon-do

You will find many different places to stay in YangYang from fancy pants hotels to classic Korean-style pensions, you can create a trip that’s perfect for you and your partner. Two places that we recommend happen to be right next to each other. If you don’t mind splurging, go with Hotel Two Y which has a rooftop pool. However, more budget-minded couples will enjoy the Maldives which is right across the road and hosts a stunning bakery-cafe with views of the sea.

For activities, you will find a plethora of surfing and hiking along with stunning temples and great food. We try to only do one sight-seeing thing a day since the drive is so long and we don’t want to be too tired on Monday.

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Traffic While Driving to Gangwon-do

Traffic is a real issue when traveling to Gangwondo so here is my advice: 1) It’s VERY important to leave your area VERY EARLY when traveling across Korea from the west to the east on the weekends. That means you want to be out of the house by 7 am (or leave Friday night and drive late). If you don’t do this you can spend all day in traffic.

2) It is also recommended that you don’t start the drive back on Sunday until after 6 pm and maybe even after 8 pm. The traffic may be so bad if you leave earlier that you could end up spending 8-12 hours in traffic. This happens more often than not. However, very few people drive at night so leaving late means you often have a straight shot home.

3) Plan for traffic and make sure that you have things to do in the car. Stop and enjoy the rest stops if you need to and if traffic is great, stop for NOTHING!!! Don’t risk the traffic catching up with you.

Check out our recommendations below!

Where to stay on YangYang

Hotel Two Y

Hotel Two Y5

033-671-3277

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Breakfast. Beach surfing

Hangul Address

주소 강원 양양군 강현면 동해대로 3277-3

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Maldives

Maldives5

0507-1313-9386

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Cafe. Beach coffee

Hangul Address

강원 양양군 강현면 동해대로 3294

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Where to Eat

Farmers Kitchen

Farmers Kitchen0

0507-1309-0984

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Beach view

Hangul Address

강원 양양군 현남면 동산큰길 44-39

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Where to Grab Coffee

One Fine Day

One Fine Day5

01077306809

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Coffee by the beach. Pension

Hangul Address

강원 양양군 강현면 정암리 148-2

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Where to Play

We hope you have an awesome time in YangYang. Make sure to add all of the places you discover on your trip to the South of Seoul app which is available for Android and iPhone.

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