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Things to do in Metro Manila

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“BIGGEST Mall in the world? Give yourself lots of time to get through this place. Can spend all day and night and all of your money here :)”
  • 213 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“History! go see the Spanish fort, or spend the evening playing 9 holes of golf around it.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Walking distance 15 minutes and the big mall has everything, you don’t want to miss it!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
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“SM Megamall is the second largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the ninth largest in the world that is developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Park
“Where History was made. fun fact is all Philippines road mileage markers are in reference to this monument.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Café
“You will find here a cluster of cafes, restaurants, shops, park and everything else you need for shopping and eating. They usually have a weekend market in High street where you can sample filipino delicasies, fashion and art.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Science Museum
“As of 2012, the museum has five main galleries occupying a 4,900 sq meters (53,000 sq ft) exhibit areas and spanning 2 floors. the Galleries each had its own theme namely, atom, life, earth, universe and technology which are linked by feature called "Nature's webways". the atom, life, earth, universe galleries are located on the first floor while the technology gallery are found in the first floor of the two story museum ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Park
“family friendly, easy access, great for a night stroll. during the holiday season the park is lighted with different colors. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Location is very close. Supermarket at the basement level. Retail shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Cinema on the 4th floor. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Manila Ocean Park is the country's first world-class marine theme park and a premier educational facilities”
  • 72 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“BGC, HIGHSTREET, SERENDRA. My personal favorite city destination in all of Metro Manila. Clean, modern and vibrant feel to it. Like any place in the city, best to go during Monday-Thursdays and avoid traveling during rush hours (7am-12noon and 4pm-7pm). I used to walk here everyday going to work and back for 3years. I will try mention my fave restaurants and locations below. TIP: If you fancy a light 10-20mins walk, start from Din Tai Fung then work your way to Serendra. A lot of nice shops and restaurants along the way. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Casino
“Enjoy World-Class Entertainment with Family and Friends at the Philippine's Most Luxurious Resort, Hotel & Casino.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Amazing mall at the heart of Metro Manila with a wide range of choices for shopping, dining and clubbing, in and around the mall.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It’s one of the biggest shopping mall complex in the city. It’s also just 1 Jeepney ride from the accommodation. Jeepneys are right outside the gate. It’s near enough that some guests just walk to Greenbelt/Glorietta area. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Lodging
“Step into a world of indulgence at the premier integrated resort in Manila, where unparalleled experiences in gaming, entertainment, dining, and leisure awaits.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Break the short trot, venture a bit farther and be amazed - Robinson Place! ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Japanese Restaurant
“It is a small compound in the bustling Makati, where Filipinos can get a taste of authentic Japanese food without having to leave the country. There are 13 restaurants offering delicious servings of Japanese food that are close to the real thing. Each has an extensive menu and their own specialty”
  • 41 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“The venue of choice for the young. Dress code is more dressed down than your typical club. Gives you the island vibe in the heart of the city.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“They have good food for any time of the day, from brunch to dinner and dessert. Their coffee is good too. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“A small French/American cafe and bakery that specialized in all-day breakfast and lunch.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Same street as Greenbelt Excelsior, this is a great spot for food and to grab some drinks!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bar located in the 71st floor of Gramercy. Walking distance from the unit.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Another masterpiece by Ton Gonzales, Tipsy Pig Gastropub is not only a go-to bar to get drinks with your friends, but it’s also a one-of-a-kind restaurant that offers a delectable gastronomic experience to your taste buds! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Buffet
“If you really are hungry and you want to go out with your friends who have different taste palettes you have to go here. One the best buffets I've ever been.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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