If New York has Central Park, Seoul has Seoul Forest. The forest boasts facilities such as a botanic garden, a library and a gallery, but most of the picnic spots surround the Arts & Culture Park. Here, you’ll find the Seoul Forest square, a statue park and a garden for the families. Seoul Forest Square is large and tends to be crowded—honestly, it’s not the best during the day in summer. You will find many dog-walkers here for the sun, though (note that pets should be leashed at all times). Skip the statue park and move over in the direction of the skate park to the crossroad sunder the trees—here you’ll find a lesspopulated gem with views of the Seoul Forest Square. Tables and chairs surround the lake which bisects the park, a perfect setting fora picnic. The wooden benches, placed along the forest trail, are famous for using redwood, and the river is also a good place for summer picnics, as the dense cover of trees provides plenty of shade. Given how big Seoul Forest is, buying food there or ordering delivery isn’t convenient, so it’s best to bring your own.