Top Things to Do in Manila

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

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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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Manila
Guide Location: Philippines » Manila
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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  
Author: Gretchen Dublin
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