Incheon is an historically and economically significant place for Koreans. During the Korean War, the city was the site of the Incheon Landing by American forces. Today, Incheon is a metropolitan city with the population of about 2.8 million, politically independent from Seoul. Also, the city serves as a transportation hub by air and sea, with a massive harbor and the world best international airport. Several beautiful islands, such as Yeongjong Island and Ganghwa Island, are also within city limits.
The status of the area is set to increase as various national projects are in development in Incheon. The New Songdo City plan, the most expensive real estate development in Korean history, will be finished in 2015. One of the world's tallest twin tower buildings, 151 Incheon tower, is under early construction and Korea's current tallest building, the Northeast Asia Trade Tower, is already finished. Incheon is planning to launch further independent mini-cities for shopping, housing, and education. Added to this real estate development, Incheon will also invite a large number of visitors for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Despite these developments, the Songdo area of Incheon is currently unfinished and largely uninhabited, not yet a viable destination for tourists. Travelers are more likely to enjoy the bustling eastern side of Incheon which blurs into the vast expanse of Seoul.
Incheon International Airport, South Korea's main gateway, is on Yeongjong Island. The AREX  train connects the airport to Gyeyang (20 min, $ 2.50), where you can transfer to the Incheon subway line. Alternatively, the limousine bus line (50 min, $ 10) is always available to go to many places in Incheon, or you can take a taxi (25 min, $ 50) to get into the city.
To get into Incheon, Incheon Port International Ferry Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (Yeonan Budu)  are always available, especially for Chineses. Through the two terminals, a large number of people can visit Incheon from several cities in China, such as Weihai, Dandong, Qingdao and Tianjin.
The largest operator is now Weidong , but passangers can look at full listings on a website . These ferries are similar to miniature cruise lines and provide karaoke rooms, Playstation games, and DVD rentals (private rooms only). If you have an economy ticket, you can request a sleeper bunk for a comfortable trip. If they are all taken, however, the other option for an economy ticket is the sleeping deck where everyone will stay like sardines in a can. To avoid being in the place, passengers should get to the terminal early (2 or 3 hours should be sufficient). This is worthwhile because the ferry can take as much as 24 hours.
Kyeong-in line called Metropolitan Line 1 (for less than $ 3) links Seoul to Incheon. Also, the line often provides express trains that skip some minor stops between Dong-incheon station and Yongsan station. By using the express trains (for the same fare), passengers can save up to 30 minutes depending on where they go.
There are several ways to get around in Incheon.
Subway: the Incheon Rapid Transit Corporation  operates a single subway line. The subway line passes through many famous places, such as Bupyeong and Arts Centre.
Bus: For visitors who want to visit more places in Incheon, local bus lines could be another great option. There are currently about 2,000 operating buses; therefore, a visitor can go almost everywhere by using the transportation.
Taxi: There are a number of taxis. Fares start from $ 2, which is higher than other transportations. However, it could be more comfortable or faster.
Eat & Drink
In Incheon, there area a large number of quality restaurants, but do not expect the staff to be able to speak English. Here is a list of several famous places where visitors must go for their meal:
Chinatown has been a very popular place, for especially Chinese food. In fact, many Chinese restaurants in Chinatown owned by Chinese; therefore, both languages, Korean and Chinese, will availble to make an order for original Chinese cuisine.
SongDo also has many great restaurants. The place is specialized in serving Korean and Japanese restaurants. Famouse restaurants are Kyungbokung, Nagoya, Sapporo, etc. Also, if someone gets around the place, one can meet a variety of bars to drink.
There are a variety of hotels in the city. Here is the list of hotels:
Hotel Pai - www.hotelpi.co.kr - 169-3 Ganseok 3(sam)-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon - 032-428-0314
Paradise Hotel - www.paradisehotel.co.kr - 3-2 Hang-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon - 032-762-5181
Sheraton Hotel - www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3342 - 6-9 Songdo-Dong, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon - 032-835-1000
Hotel Sky - eng.hotelsky.co.kr/ - 2790-2, Incheon Airport town square, Jung-gu, Incheon - 032-752-1109