A lot of people complain that they are bored of the city because there is nothing much to do here, but I beg to differ. There is so much to do in the city!!! …provided you have the time and money to explore what the city offers, anyway. If you are looking to inject some fun and excitement into your life, here are some ideas that can give you a taste of the different activities that you can discover in the city.
8 Fun Activities that You Can Do Without Leaving the City
8. Try your hand at archery.
Ever wanted to experience what it’s really like to try and shoot an arrow ala Katniss Everdeen or Legolas Greenleaf? There are various archery ranges all around Manila that you can visit to give this sport a try, such as Kodanda and Gandiva.
7. Check out a museum.
Want to do something a bit more cultural? There are various museums all around Manila that you can visit to get in touch with your artistic side. P.S. They make for great date places, too.
6. Jump around at a trampoline park.
Want to get a workout into your schedule while having fun and bonding with your friends or family at the same time? Trampoline Park provides exactly that. Read more about Trampoline Park here.
5. Visit one of our many food parks.
Sick of going to the same places to eat over and over again? Can’t decide on where to eat with your barkada? Do your tastebuds a favour and try something new at the many food parks available all over the Metro. Plus, you won’t have to fight over what type of cuisine to eat because you can all choose whichever type is your favorite a food park.
4. Learn a new workout.
Tired of your usual workout routines? Why not challenge yourself by trying something new? We highly recommend trying out the aerial arts, like Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoops or Pole Dancing. You’ll fall in love with it or, at the very least, be ultra proud that you survived a class! (Read more about Aerial Hoops here.)
3. Have a full-blown staycation.
If you don’t have time to leave the city for a vacation, you can enjoy a staycation right in the middle of the city. Makati Shangri-La, for example, offers anything you could possibly want in a staycation: delicious steak, dim sum, bespoke cocktails, a pool, an indoor jacuzzi, a pretty tea set – the ultimate R&R experience! Read more about Makati Shang here.
2. Meet new people.
Manila also happens to be a great place to meet new people! If you want to meet people from all over the world, spend the night at Z Hostel or have some drinks there. Another great series of events to visit for this would be Unknwn Manila’s #OpenManila events, which brings the people, music, and party to various venues and areas – from the historical and cultural, to the tucked-away and secret. Not only will you meet a lot of people and have a ton of fun; you’ll also get to discover Manila’s hidden gems.
1. Visit Intramuros.
Want do see the historical side of the Philippines? Discover what Old Manila is all about by taking a tour of Intramuros. There are lots of tours you can take there or you can simply explore the place on your own.
Of course, it pays to have good footwear when you do these fun activities in the Metro and we highly recommend Saucony’s Freedom ISO.
Saucony Performance’s Freedom ISO
It’s comfortable; it looks great; and you can wear it to any kind of activity you may want to try out in Manila and beyond.
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