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Best things to do in Metro Manila

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“This is the biggest Mall in Metro Manila where you can find restaurants, shops, entertainments and more.”
203 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A large upscale shopping mall that’s full of amazing branded shops, world-class cinemas, vast rooftop gardens and so much more!”
108 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
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“This gigantic mall at the centre of Ortigas is a must visit place. An experience indoors you may never have from other malls. Be early only as parking though huge, due to popularity, is becoming difficult. ”
146 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Intramuros (Spanish for "within the walls") is the 0.67 square kilometres (0.26 sq mi) historic walled area within the modern city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is administered by the Intramuros Administration (IA) with the help of the Local Government of Manila. IA was created through the Presidential Decree No. 1616 signed on April 10, 1979.[2] IA is tasked to rebuild, redevelop, administer and preserve the remaining pre-war buildings, structures and fortifications of Intramuros.”
169 locals recommend
Park
“Rizal Park or Luneta, is a historical urban park dedicated to Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero.”
76 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Century City Mall is the mall of modern Makati, a remarkable, world-class shopping and entertainment complex with a vibrant range of shops, services, and restaurants – and the most cutting-edge cinemas in Metro Manila. Young parents can drop off their kids at Kidzoona, friends can catch a movie at the cinemas, or simply enjoy dinner at Hole in the Wall, one of the first modern Food Halls in Metro Manila.”
97 locals recommend
Cafe
“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
Park
“From being the site of the country’s first landing strip to being the block that held the nucleus of the Philippine business community now emerges a calming & beautiful haven for Makati’s Central Business District is now a landscaped expanse of over 20,000 square meters populated by over a hundred trees with a diverse mix including rain trees, golden palms, fire trees, kamuning and podo cerpus. All these in an open courtyard tastefully interspected with lush greenery and inspired public art pieces from some of the country’s leading artists. Visit the Ayala Triangle Gardens and enjoy a moment in this contemporary oasis.”
91 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Glorietta is a shopping mall complex in the Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. The mall is owned by Ayala Land and operated through its subsidiary, the Ayala Malls. The mall is divided into five sections (named Glorietta 1–5) and contains many shops and restaurants, as well as cinemas, a gym, arcades and a large central activity center, often used to stage events.”
63 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Wonderful place to spend a whole day. Many attractions which will keep you occupied. Depending on the package the number of attractions varies. Tickets can also be purchased online prior to visiting the park. Highlight of this place is the aquarium. One can find so many exotic fish varieties and feel amazed. Under water see through tunnel is just 20 feet in length though. Other attractions like sea lion show, bird show, creepy crawlies, talking penguin show, birds of prey are a must watch. Don't miss the fish spa. I really loved this. Timing for sea lion and bird show will be mentioned in the ticket. So plan accordingly. Lot of food stalls to satisfy your taste buds. Though I went here alone, I am sure kids will enjoy a lot.”
67 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Perfect for families, your kids will love this world-class science museum that has numerous interactive exhibits!”
100 locals recommend
Casino
“Integrated resort and casino that features 3 award winning hotel brands. Also home to the very first DreamWorks inspired DreamPlay, that offers one of a kind entertainment for the whole Family. ”
59 locals recommend
Lodging
“Set against the scenic backdrop of Manila Bay and a 10-minute drive from the property, Solaire Resort & Casino features an outdoor pool, a spa, and 17 dining options giving guests the benefit of satisfying their palete's cravings. The property also boasts of the state-of-the-art lyric theatre that showcase world-class entertainment. The elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows that afford guests exquisite sunset views. Highlighting a 350 thread count bed linen, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom that has a bathtub and a separate walk-in shower, the rooms at Solaire Resort & Casino offer guests the comforts of an urban escape. Among the several dining options, Red Lantern serves traditional Cantonese cuisine while Japanese delicacies can be enjoyed at Yakumi. At Finestra, guests may savor on their favorite Italian dishes that is paired with their choice of wine. For guests opting for casual dining, Oasis and Waterside Restobar offer International dishes and are headed by world-renowned chefs. This integrated resort offers 18,500 sqm casino with over 1200 slot machines and 300 table games. Guests can take pleasure lounging in an outdoor themed casino, an entertainment bar, and VIP salons. Concierge service is also available. ”
51 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Greenbelt is a premier fashion and lifestyle center, featuring choice restaurants with top chefs and seasoned restaurateurs; a distinct mix of international luxury and high-street fashion brands, as well as the best of Filipino fashion and home designers. At the center of its five wings lies a beautifully-landscaped oasis that features a lagoon, zen garden pockets, a koi pond, a church, and proudly Filipino sculptures. Aside from the high-end boutiques and shops, Greenbelt features a chapel inside the complex, Sto. Niño de Paz. It’s a concrete dome in the middle of the pond. The chapel holds masses and religious services daily for mall patrons and office workers working nearby. Every third Sunday of January, it celebrates its titular feast day. Opened in 1988, this luxury mall in Makati City is one of the flagship projects of Ayala Land.”
58 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Another huge shopping mall just found adjacent to SM Aura. It has plenty of stores, a food court, a cinema, a laser game center, and so much more. ”
55 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“BGC is a modern neighborhood with high rises both for residential and commercial. You can come here for shopping branded items and also for enjoying the nightlife. ”
91 locals recommend