What to do in Manila in one day

09:00 – The Bayleaf Hotel

09:30 – Manila Cathedral

10:30 – Café Casa Manila Patio

11:00 – Intramuros Neighborhood

12:30 – Cafe Restaurant Ilang-Ilang

14:00 – Fort Santiago

16:00 – KSEM Coffee Shop

17:00 – Explore Malate District

18:30 – Manila Baywalk

19:30 – Spiral restaurant

21:00 – The Library Comedy Bar & Restaurant

22:30 – Blind Pig

23:59 – Prive Luxury Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Manila

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Manila

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. During your Manila day trips, get a taste for the fast-paced and highly energetic lifestyle with a walking tour around the heart of the city. Discover Manila’s creative side and dive into their lively art scene and visit the many edgy art galleries around town. Delve into the indie music scene or spend days shopping at the various artisan markets. Sip coffee in a local café or enjoy a drink at a speakeasy bar. Satisfy your wanderlust with a trip to the bright, colorful, and spirited city of Manila

See Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, and the Rizal Shrine. Visit the many beautiful churches, including the Quipo Church, the Malate Church, and the Binondo Church. Manila Zoo, Malacanang Palace, the Museum of the Filipino People are also must-sees

While in Manila, try the adobo, which is braised chicken and pork in a tangy sauce. Manila has exceedingly fresh seafood, which is tasty whether it is grilled, boiled, fried, or steamed. Lechon, a roasted pig, is a national dish that you should also try

The language of the Philippines and Manila is Tagalog. “Mabuhay” means “Hello” and “Paalam” means “goodbye” and to ask someone “How are you?” ask “Kumusta ka?” “Thank you” is “Salamat” and “Excuse me” is “Patawarin ninyo ako”. “Yes” is “Oo” and “No” is “Hindi”

The high season runs from December to April and has highs in the upper-80s. The shoulder season, lasting from May to November, is rainy and has temperatures in the low-80s. The low season, from June to September, has temperatures in the 70s and torrential downpours

If you are in a hurry once arrived in Manila, get a coupon at the counter and take a taxi from the airport to the city. You can also ride the airport bus from Terminal 3 and from there take the light rail train into the city for 12 to 20 Philippine pesos

Getting around Manila is easy. You can rent a car or hail a taxi. Catch a ride on a colorful jeepney, the most popular means of transportation in the Philippines, or travel by bus everywhere around Manila. There are also a variety of rapid trains

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