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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 Mall
“A tourist destination that has raised the standard of shopping, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines”
  • 207 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“A home to Spanish-era landmarks like Fort Santiago, with a large stone gate and a shrine to national hero José Rizal. The ornate Manila Cathedral houses bronze carvings and stained glass windows, while the San Agustin Church museum has religious artwork and statues. Spanish colonial furniture and art fill Casa Manila museum, and horse-drawn carriages (kalesa) ply the area’s cobblestone streets. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“International brands, world class cinema, & where SMX Convention Center is located”
  • 111 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
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“One of the largest SM Supermalls located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila. More specialty shops and resto, department stores and coffee shops. Visit its olympic-sized ice skating rink at the fifth floor of the mall. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Park
“Also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta, is a historic urban park located in Ermita, Manila.”
  • 86 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.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Mind Museum is a science museum in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is located on a 1.2 hectares lot in the J. Y. Campos Park in Bonifacio Global City, a business district of the city.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Park
“It’s a place to be for relaxed dining options, as well as green open spaces to enjoy jogging, brist walking, picnic with family and catching up with friends.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Location is very close. Supermarket at the basement level. Retail shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Cinema on the 4th floor. ”
  • 97 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”
  • 70 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Bonifacio Global City is a commercial hub known for glitzy shopping areas like Bonifacio High Street, filled with big-name brands and flagship stores. Upscale global restaurants mix with cocktail bars, hip cafes, and mainstream nightclubs”
  • 100 locals recommend
Casino
“It is minutes drive away from the Newport Boulevard, the country’s largest retail mall and convention center, cultural venues, and the Makati business district”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Amazing mall at the heart of Metro Manila with a wide range of choices for shopping, dining and clubbing, in and around the mall.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Greenbelt Mall is a nice place to shop and eat. There’s a church, lot of shops from luxury brands to the usual brands, electronic goods, cinemas, money changer, beauty salon, and a lot of restaurants and fast food options. A very clean, relaxing place.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Lodging
“2 km from shopping and entertainment at the SM Mall of Asia, and 4 km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Break the short trot, venture a bit farther and be amazed - Robinson Place! ”
  • 40 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.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“They have good food for any time of the day, from brunch to dinner and dessert. Their coffee is good too. ”
  • 25 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.”
  • 23 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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