Overall, March–May and September–November are the best times to visit Seoul due to mild weather. April brings tender blossoms, warmer temperatures, and tourist crowds. If you visit Seoul in summer, let the exotic Patbingsu cool you down during the baking heat. Autumn season brings lots of traditional festivals and a bagful of culinary delicacies such as gingko nuts, kimchi, songi, and sweet potatoes. You can even try fugu fish at your own risk! Unpredictable Seoul will magnetize you with firework shows and Cosmos blooming in October. If you are fond of skiing, be ready to sweat on some challenging slopes and trails around Seoul in winter. Lunar New Year celebration in late January or February will leave you speechless.