Manila (MNL) is adorned with some of the most beautiful sights in the world and unarguably the best way to explore them is by renting a car of your choice. Explore the past in the beautiful neighborhoods of Intramuros and Quiapo while for a dose of nature make way to the Rizal Park or the Manila Zoo.
Free / Cheap Activities in Manila
- Visiting Manila and not exploring some history at the Fort Santiago is definitely a Sin. This 16th century fort offers a lot of history to bring back home and is now converted into a museum reflecting the history of the city. In addition, the fort serves as a memorial to Dr. Jose Rizal and is one of the most visited sites in the city.
- Take a walking tour of Intramuros- the walled city and explore the colonial history in this oldest district of Manila. The San Augustin Church and the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica housed here are known for their beautiful architecture and vaulted ceilings.
Top Daytrips around Manila
- Overlooking the Taal Lake, Tagaytay is a popular day trip destination from Manila. Located at an easy driving distance from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Tagaytay is known for its Mabini Shrine and the Punta de Santiago Lighthouse.
- Put on your trekking shoes and get ready to trek Mount Batulao near Tagaytay. Choose a clear and cool day to hike and don’t forget to carry your camera along to capture some amazing views during your trek.