3. Picnic at Rizal Park grounds
If you’re tired of going to malls and eating out, why not have an awesome picnic at the Rizal Park grounds? This is a perfect place to have picnics with your family or friends.
4. Play at the Children’s Playground in Rizal Park
Rizal Park has a children’s playground, which is a perfect destination for families. For a minimal entrance fee, families can enjoy the playground’s amenities for the whole day.
5. Wander around Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown
Binondo is considered as the world’s oldest Chinatown. Wander through the streets of Binondo so you could enjoy authentic Chinese delicacies or purchase lucky charms. There are a lot of Chinese stores in the area that you might find interesting too. You may also visit Dong Bei restaurant at the back of Binondo Church so you can try making your own dumplings!
6. Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago is a very popular historical site in the Philippine capital. Philippine national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned there prior to his execution. A museum housing Rizal memorabilia is found inside. There are also cultural shows there on weekends.
7. Tour around Intramuros
Intramuros used to be the center of the Spanish colonial government in Manila. Massive walls protect the important structures within the area. Tourists can learn more about Philippine history by exploring the buildings and other structures in the Walled City. Check out the awesome street art too!
I am certain that there a more things to do in Manila but I hope these ideas would help you in making the most out of your stay in the Philippine capital.