What Travelers Love About Manila

Things to Do in Manila

Metro Manila, Philippines

“Today, the black-stone battlements are tufted with moss, and rusty cannons slot in crumbled crenulations. Look out from the towers and you’ll see people brandishing golf clubs rather than muskets, since there’s a golf course next door.

Bonifacio High Street
“Experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous. This kilometre-long stretch brims with retailers – from Aldo, Muji, Puma and Topshop, to Von Dutch, Nine West and Kenneth Cole. Also known as BHS, it is the culinary hub of the next generation of restaurants in Manila. The wood-fired pizzas at ARIA Cucina Italiana are to die for, as is the American-style comfort food at Nolita.”

Manila Ocean Park
“See beneath the sea without getting wet. Stroll through this giant aquarium’s transparent tunnels, where slashing stingrays, silly seahorses, splaying starfish and snap-happy sharks float around you at every angle. Don’t miss the Oceanarium, which houses close to three hundred species of sea life that are all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.”

Rizal Park
“These statues commemorate the execution of the revolutionary Dr José Rizal, who was killed on these very grounds in 1896.”


The best destinations for food, city trip, shopping, nightlife, clothes shopping and churches in Manila.

Top places to stay:
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Hotel H2O
New World Manila Bay Hotel
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
BSA Twin Towers

San Agustin Church
Manila Cathedral
Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Basilica Minore de San Sebastian
Sanctuario de San Jose
Archbishop’s Palace

January 5, 2017
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