Don’t you want to head off to Busan for fun outdoor activities to cool off the summer heat?
Busan, a popular summer destination for both visitors and locals, is often thought of as the Miami of Korea. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy both the exciting oceans and nature and the hustle-bustle and culture of the second-largest city in Korea.
Now, let’s dive right in (Yes, that was a summer pun) to the top five summer outdoor activities for you to enjoy in Busan. If you’re an adventurous risk-taker, keep on reading!
1. Busan Gwangalli Paddle Boarding
Crowds of tourists often head to Haeundae beach, so Haeundae is often jam-packed with people. That’s why the locals love to head to Gwangalli Beach. Not only can you take a breezy break under a parasol, but you can also go Paddle Boarding at Gwangalli Beach! Equipment and basic training are all set up for you. So, hop on a board and paddle away to enjoy the summer breeze under the warm summer sun!
2. Busan Songjeong Surf Lesson & Rental
If you’ve been itching to try out surfing, join the new wave (Gotcha!) of Korean surfers and Surf at Songjeong Beach! Its steady waves are perfect for beginners to catch on. You can learn how to surf by a professional in two hours, and easily borrow all the equipment you need there. What’s more, is that this beach comes with a magnificent view of the blue ocean and Busan’s skyline! If you’re up for the thrill and views, head over to Songjeong Beach and surf away!
3. Busan Marine City Yacht Tour
Make your dream of hopping on a luxurious yacht to sail around beautiful beaches and iconic destinations come true with a Marine City Yacht Tour. If your legs are tired from all the activities and walking around, take a restful yacht ride around the city. You can catch a glimpse of Busan’s iconic landmarks, like Gwangalli Beach, Gwangan Bridge, Haeundae Beach, and Dongbaek Island. See what this magnificent port city has to offer on a luxury yacht!
4. Busan Diamond Bay Cruise
If you’re quite the social butterfly and the yacht is too small for your entire crew to fit in, skip the yacht, and go for the cruise! Hop on the Diamond Bay Cruise to sail around the beautiful port city, to take in the views of the Gwangan Bridge, Haeundae, Gwangalli and Igidae, in a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. So, make sure to take photos up there, since you’ll already miss the magnificent view once you get off.
5. Fishing on Busan Luxury Cruise
If you want to enjoy the gorgeous view of Busan on a luxurious cruise boat, book this Busan Luxury Cruise Tour! Not only you can take exceptional photos on the deck but also enjoy fishing by choosing the fishing tour option.
6. White Water Rafting & Donguibogam Village Tour from Busan
Are you bored with the classic “Head to the beach!” recommendations, and want to try something new to stay cool this summer? Busan has more to offer other than its beautiful beaches. Try white water rafting, splash through the rapids, for some exhilarating fun! After the ride, end the day with a visit to the Donguibogam Village – a Korean medicinal herb garden nearby. With therapeutic herbs all around you, you’ll get to rest up and recharge for your next adventure!
7. Tandem Paragliding from Busan
If you are not a big fan of water activities, you can enjoy paragliding in Gyeongju, departing from Busan to blow away the summer heat! From Yeongdo and Songdo, you will be gliding over the beautiful ocean. Also, from Eyonyang and Gimhae, the suburban areas of Busan, you will enjoy the stunning view surrounded by mountains.