Cheonggyecheon River Walk in Seoul with a Toddler
A river in the middle of the bustling city, what's not to love? Sam, Ryan, and I are frequent visitors of Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul. If we have no plans and Sam needs a nap we load up the stroller and head over. Something about the sounds of the river and the greenery puts Sam right to sleep. When she is awake she loves watching the ducks, fish, and in the heat of the summer Ryan and I enjoy dipping our feet in the cool water.
Cheonggyecheon River is also a great place to take the kiddos to take some cute family pictures.
Also, since the area is in the middle of the city there are always activities happening near by.
To reach the river by subway to line there are several options. Line 1 to Jonggak Station, Line 1-2-3 to Jongno-3-ga Station, Line 2 to Euljiro 3-ga Station. (Map at the bottom of this blog entry.) There is a ramp at the start of the river and an elevator in the middle of the walk for stroller accessibility.
We stop either for ice cream in the summer or hot coffee in chilly weather at the Caffee Tiamo. It's easy to get to. If you go up the elevator from the Samilgyo bridge and go towards the information booth it is on the left hand of the street.
It has plenty of space for stroller parking, big teddy bears for toddler cuddling, and secluded tables for discrete nursing. There is also a restroom in the cafe but not baby changing area. There are also no highchairs so make sure to pack your Totseat.
Here are a few more photos of what there is to enjoy at the Cheonggyecheon River Walk!