Daegu Activities

What to Do in Daegu

Be it tourist attractions and sightseeing, shopping at a traditional oriental herb market, hiking up the mountains surrounding Daegu, spending time pampering yourself at the spa centres, or enjoying various concerts and performances at the opera house or theatres, Daegu has it all. 

You will definitely find activities to enjoy in this metropolitan city. All you have to do is plan in advance and make reservations wherever required in order to cover as many activities as possible during your trip to Daegu.

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Daegu Spa Valley

Daegu Spa Valley is a place to relax and enjoy the experience of hot springs. The indoor complex has a health club and souvenir store on the 1st floor, while the 2nd floor features several hot spring pools, steam rooms, a herbal bath pool, a kiddie pool, and a jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse). 

There’s an outdoor water park, which consists of a youth pool, water polo pool, wave pool, waterslide, and a diving pool. Daegu Spa Valley attracts those looking to experience a traditional Korean spa treatment – the sauna-like jjimjilbang is known for improving blood circulation and skin complexion. 

  • Opening Hours: Hours vary by season
  • Location: 891, Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-1688-8511
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Daegu Culture and Arts Center

Daegu Culture and Arts Center showcases a variety of live performances year-round. It has an outdoor stage, an exhibition hall, and 2 performance theatres. The main theatre hosts opera, concerts and dances, while the other is mainly used for plays and solo recitals.

The outdoor stage can accommodate over 25,000 people, making it one of the largest in Korea. World-class musicals, plays, music concerts, and operas take place throughout the year. If you love art and music, the Daegu Culture and Arts Center is a must-visit. Make sure you book your tickets in advance. 

  • Opening Hours: Hours vary by show and exhibition
  • Location: 201, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-53-606-6114
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Palgonsan Natural Park

Palgonsan Natural Park is part of a beautiful mountain with magnificent granite formations, interwoven rock formations, thick forests, and beautiful valleys. Located 20 km northeast of Daegu city, the lush park attracts hikers with scenic trails that lead to Buddhist shrines, such as Donghwasa Temple, Seonbosa Temple, and Pagyesa Temple.

You can visit Palgonsan Natural Park just about any time of the year – see blooming azaleas in spring, enjoy fall foliage along a 15-km pathway within the park, and enjoy views of falling snow during wintertime. 

  • Location: 229, Gatbawi-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
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Biseulsan Recreational Forest

Biseulsan Recreational Forest has a number of notable rock formations, pure streams, and beautiful cliff walls. Located between 2 mountain peaks in Dalseong-gun, this family-friendly spot has a water playground for children, camping grounds, and forest cabins for rent. 

Spring is one of the best times to see beautiful pink azaleas in full bloom. During winter, Biseulsan Recreational Forest transform into an outdoor theme park, with icicle hills, snow sleds, ice gardens and caves. 

  • Location: 230, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-53-659-4400
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