Top Things to Do in Manila

Top Things to Do in Manila, Manila, Philippines (B)

I must've said Manila will always be home to me a hundred times - regardless if all my IDs already says "Bulakenya". Despite its flaws - streets in disarray, the countless peddlers and its poverty-and-corruption-tinged reputation - I would always consider it as my foremost home.

Having lived 25 years in the city, I've discovered so many fascinating things to do in the Metro - and sometimes, I don't even need to shed a peso for it! Manila is such a vast playground, one is bound not to run out of things to explore! 

This 10-kilometer stretch of bayfront boulevard is home to a variety of food stalls, handicraft shops and benches to accommodate a most pleasurable view of Manila’s Sunset Boulevard. Roxas Boulevard is also home to two of the country’s finest cultural and arts shacks, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Aliw Theatre. A plethora of restaurants and bars adorn the stretch and the adjacent Macapagal Avenue.

If you’re feeling extra romantic, take a ferry ride at sunset at the Manila Bay and be mesmerized as the sun settles down its vast waters. Small ferries go 'round the bay for 30 minutes, taking passengers early in the morning and at dusk. While the vessels are a bit old, the P30-ride provides a closer, more expansive vista of the bay. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Manila
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Gretchen Dublin
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Roxas Boulevard Baywalk
  • Peninsula Manila
  • Glorietta
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Top Grill KTV
  • Robinson's Place Ermita
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Manila Cathedral
  • San Agustin Church
  • Puerta Real Gardens
  • Rizal Park
  • Manila Ocean Park
  • National Museum
  • National Library
  • Market!Market!
  • Manila Zoo
  • Mercato Centrale food bazaar
  • Malate Catholic Church
  • St. Pancratius Chapel
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Church
  • Nuestra Senora de Gracia

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