Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Checklist: 7 Fun Summer Activities to Enjoy in Daegu

Daegu Citizen Press 2017

Your Summer Checklist:

7 Fun Summer Activities to Enjoy in Daegu

Summer has officially arrived in Daegu and we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to help you have the best summer ever! From festivals to outdoor adventures, make the most of your summer with this list of 7 fun, inexpensive, must-do activities.

πŸ—Ή Keep Cool with an Ice-Cold Treat

Can’t stand the heat? Cool down with a refreshingly cold bowl of naengmyeon, a chilled Korean noodle soup. These inexpensive bowls of tangy soup are sold all summer long at most any restaurant that sells soup. If sweets are more your style, then enjoy a big bowl of fruit-topped bingsu, one of Korea’s most delicious treats. This ubiquitous ice-cold dish made of shaved ice and your choice of toppings can be found at virtually every coffee or ice cream shop in Daegu during the summer.

πŸ—Ή Take a Dip

Nothing says summer like lazy days lying in the sun beside a pool. During the months of July and August, seasonal, family-friendly pools open to the public at Duryu Park and along the Sincheon River for approximately 1,000-3,000KRW. While a little pricier than the seasonal pools, Spa Valley Water Park has numerous water slides for thrill seekers and families to enjoy. For those seeking more of a lounge-y pool vibe, and a more adult crowd, check out the Hotel Inter-burgo swimming pool which hosts poolside events all summer long. 

Hotel Inter-burgo Swimming Pool
Address: 197, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu
Opening Dates: late June to end of August
Website: (Korean only)

Spa Valley Water Park
Address: 27-9 Naengcheon-ri, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun
Opening Dates: June through August
Website: (Korean only)

Duryu Outdoor Swimming Pool
Address: 197, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu
Opening Dates: early July to mid-August

Sincheon Outdoor Swimming Pool
Address: 120-2 Daebong 1(il)-dong, Jung-gu (across from Debec department store along the Sincheon River)
Opening Dates: early July to mid-August

πŸ—Ή Ride a Roller Coaster

Strapping yourself into the seat of a roller coaster is one of the summer’s most thrilling ways to catch a breeze. You can easily spend an entire day eating street food and riding rides. There’s even a seasonal water park! As a bonus, special seasonal events like “Zombie Night” and “Aqua Fantasy” run throughout the summer. TIP: Enter the park after 5:00 p.m. and purchase a night pass for a discounted rate. 

Address: 200 Duryugongwon-ro, Duryu-dong, Dalseo-gu
Website: (Korean only)

πŸ—Ή Cheer for the Home Team

Cheer on the eight-time Korean championship Samsung Lions baseball team by catching an exciting home game this summer. You can even pack your own picnic and set up a tent on the stadium’s upper lawn level! Tickets are extremely affordable and can be easily purchased at the ticket booth window prior to the start of the game.

Samsung Lions Baseball Park
Address: 1, Yagujeonseol-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea

πŸ—Ή Step Back in Time

Just because school's out for the summer, doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Set off on a virtual trip back in time by visiting one of Daegu’s great museums. History buffs can get lost at the Daegu National Museum while kids of all ages will love the hands-on displays found at the Hyangchon Cultural Center. Most of the museums charge a very small admission fee (usually no more than 3,000KRW), but many are FREE!

Daegu National Museum
Address: 321 Cheongho-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu

Hyangchon Cultural Center
Address: 449, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu (Hyangchon-dong)

πŸ—Ή Summer Festivals and Outdoor Concerts

Now that summer is here, you can expect the next couple of months to be filled with festivals and outdoor concerts. Don’t miss Daegu’s Chimac Festival, a chicken and beer festival which will be held at the end of July. The Chimac festival is one of Daegu’s most anticipated summer events, but it’s not the only festival worth attending this summer. For more information on upcoming festivals, click here.

πŸ—Ή Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Take full advantage of Daegu’s warm summer nights by spending a day (or night) outdoors. Ride a cable car to the top of Apsan’s mountaintop observatory, hike one of Palgongsan’s Olle trails, or stay in a cabin at Biesulsan. Or, do as the locals do and escape to Sutaegol Valley, where an ice-cold stream set in the stunning Palgong Mountains provides a refreshing way to spend a summer afternoon. 

Sutaegol Valley
Address:1037-10 Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu
Directions: On weekdays, take the Rapid 1 and get off at the Donghwa Area stop, which is one stop after the Donghwasa Temple stop.  From here it’s about a 20 minute, 1.5km walk along the main road.  You will pass the Safety Theme Park and a couple of hotels until you see a large sign on your right for the Sutaegol Valley parking lot. On weekends and holidays, transfer to the Palgong 3 bus from Donghwa. The Palgong 3 bus runs every 40 minutes and will take you to the Sutaegol parking lot entrance.
Apsan Observatory and Cable Car
Address: 574-114 Apsansunhwan-ro, Daemyeong 9(gu)-dong, Nam-gu,

Mt. Biseul Recreational Forest
Address: 230 Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
Opening Dates:  July~August. Camping spaces are first come, first serve. Cabins can be reserved via this link: (Korean only)

Palgongsan’s Olle Trails
Tourist Information: +82-53-985-0980
Website: (Korean only)

What’s on your checklist this summer? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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