Planning to getaway from Metro Manila without having to worry about missing work the next few days? Try these day trips you can try near Metro Manila, so you can shake off the stress from work or your busy school schedule.
Antipolo | Art Appreciation at Pinto Art Museum
You need not go very far from Metro Manila to spend an afternoon immersed in art, and nature at the same time. Pinto Art Museum showcases the best Philippiine contemporary art just east of Metro Manila. It took us 40-50 mins to get to Pinto Art Museum, and we got to spend the whole afternoon whilst appreciating art, hanging out in the gardens, and taking some time in deep conversation with good food at the cafe and restaurant.
Baguio City | Popular City of Pines
One the popular weekend destination near Metro Manila is Baguio City. When it gets too hot in the Metro, city dwellers flock the City of Pines for a cool weekend getaway. Not only will you find great accommodations for your family to leisure it, you will also find activities for everyone. The parks and open spaces, good food, and art places with great views are the top reason why people are heading to Baguio City.
Bataan | Travel In Time at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
If you want to step back in time and experience the old Manila, visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan is the ultimate weekend getaway. I have always wanted to visit Lasa Casas Filipinas de Acuzar see the collection of old Filipino houses. It was a good timing to have scored a good travel deal at Deal Grocer for our accommodation that came with free breakfast and heritage tour!
- Read my Filipino-Hispanic culture & heritage experience at Bataan
- Book Las Cases Filipinas de Acuzar Walking Tour
Tagaytay | Scenic Taal Volcano
Tagaytay is one of the top weekend getaways near Metro Manila. Its relaxing and scenic view of the Taal Volcano is good way to chill the weekend away. There are a lot of great restaurants, scenic spots to chill at, and if you’re into adventure, you might give hiking at Taal Volcano a try.
Masungi Georeserve at Rizal
Masungi Georeserve is committed to environment protection and impacts the surrounding communities through sustainable conservation development and geotourism. This experience will not only teach you about conservation but can be physically challenge you as you scale the karst terrain through the Masungi Georeserve discovery trail.
- Secure & book your Masungi Georeserve tickets here
Camping Grounds Resort at Rizal
Enjoy the camping grounds at Sierra Madre Mountain Resort before sundown and during sunrise. The view is definitely a great break from the urban jungle of Metro Manila. Besides camping and mountain resorts, there are a lot of things to do at Tanay Rizal for you to enjoy a quick getaway from Metro Manila.