It’s a megacity with a huge appetite for fun. From its historic neighborhoods to the outrageous housing developments, Metro Manila is a maze of vibrant energy with bits of calm in between. Weave your way through this mighty megalopolis, made up of 16 cities, one town, and eleven million people with this list of top things to do.
Open your senses – Learn about Manila’s rich history through Carlos Celdran, eat your way through Chinatown with Ivan Man Dy, or see what’s inside the old walls of the National Museum.
Listen to music – You’re in this part of the world so you might as well do something one of a kind, like listening to the world’s only bamboo organ. Be moved by this spiritual music during the daily masses at Saint Joseph Church.
Shop then sleep – If you’re not up for some hardcore shopping in Greenhills, then Mandaluyong is your best bet. Malls like SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, and The Podium carry a wide range of local and international labels. Hotels are within walking distance so you can easily return to your room when you get tired.
Have a staycation – No time for a vacation? Make no excuses. Book a room in one of the premier hotels in Muntinlupa and have an instant vacation. It’s far enough from the grit and grind of the big metro, but close enough to remind you that you’re still in the city.
Mix business with pleasure – And we say, a lot of pleasure. Here in Makati, overtime means checking out the newest restaurants and chilling out in bars and lounges.
Shop, shop, shop – This is what you do in Manila’s favorite bargain shopping center, Greenhills in San Juan. When you’re famished, just go to nearby Wilson Street for a food trip.
Eat, drink, jog – Leisure activities are brimming in Manila’s hottest urban development. You can dine, party, bike, shop, or walk your dog—you can do it all here.
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