Bustling Tourist Spots in Metro Manila You Should Never Miss Out!

Living in Metro Manila is more like living in a place where everything you need is here for you to discover. Some of the foreign travelers often mistaken the capital city of the Philippines as a jump-off point only, not knowing that Metro Manila offers so many marvelous activities and remarkable tourist spots such as the following:

Bustling Tourist Spots in Metro Manila You Should Never Miss Out!
Bustling Tourist Spots in Metro Manila You Should Never Miss Out! | Bigstock Photos

Intramuros

Travel back in time, you can find vintage materials like Jose Rizal’s anecdotes, attire, and novels in Intramuros. This is also one of the tourist spots in Metro Manila, where you can ride the traditional horse-drawn carriage or Filipinos call it askalesa” to roam around the area.  Aside from its rich history especially during the Spanish era in the Philippines, Baroque San Agustin Church is perfectly located here in Intramuros, one of the churches in the country inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kalesa in front of Malate Church, Intramuros,  Manila, Philippines
Kalesa in front of Malate Church, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines | Bigstock Photos

Bonifacio Global City

BGC in short, the financial district of Taguig City within Metro Manila whereas the fun, leisure, recreational activities and high-class business and residential are combined in just one city. As a newly developed business district, you can enjoy finding amusing murals artworks in commercial buildings, nature parks, and trendy retail shops and boutiques for convenient and classy type of shopping for women.

As one of the tourist spots in Metro Manila, BGC is also great for families with kids, as it features kid-friendly spots including the famous KidZania and Mind Museum.

Manila Ocean Park

Discover more than 14,000 aquatic animals at this 8,000 square meters oceanarium in Quirino Grandstand, Ermita Manila. Due to its features and facilities, you can never feel any boredom once you are here in Manila Ocean Park. Aside from the sea creatures, even schools prefer this tourist spot as their main destination for educational trip to students, as the establishment features attractions and amenities such as the following:

  • Symphony Evening Show
  • Aquanaut Voyage
  • Penguin Talk Show
  • All Star Bird Show
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Birds of Prey Kingdom
Oceanarium at Manila Ocean Park
Oceanarium at Manila Ocean Park | Bigstock Photos

The Oceanarium is not also for the kids, couples will definitely love to stay at Hotel H20 perfectly situated at the vicinity of Manila Ocean Park overlooking the bay, satisfy their cravings at 28 in-house dining options, and get a tickling but relaxing fish spa together.

The Mind Museum

Traveling in Metro Manila with the kiddos will never be complete without visiting the Mind Museum. Challenge the youngsters to learn additional knowledge in an extraordinary experience through 3D theater, interactive exhibits. Visiting this tourist spot in the metro, encourages your children to bring out the creativity in them, this has a creative space for future inventors and makers with complete tools, modules, and even materials.

The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum

Maginhawa Street, Quezon City

If you are fond of gastronomic adventure, Maginhawa Street must always be in your bucket list. This is a food haven and art district in Teachers Village with indie bookstores, artistic hubs, budget-friendly food options, board game cafes, and semi-fine dining restaurants.

Good food with friends in Maginhawa St.
Good food with friends in Maginhawa St.

Planning to visit these tourist spots in Metro Manila for a day is never enough, it’s wise to plan ahead, set a schedule to ensure you never miss out everything in our list!

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