For the Bucket List
1. Walking or Kalesa tour of Intramuros The original walled city was built by the Spanish. Walk around the historic area or ride a horse-drawn kalesa to explore this oldest district of Manila.
2. Visit Rizal Monument in Rizal Park. Luneta was the site of many public executions during the Spanish era, including those of the three Filipino priests collectively known as Gomburza, Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, and the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
3. Street Markets haggle for that bargain in Divisoria, Quiapo, and Baclaran.
4. Discover your singing prowess in a ‘videoke’ bar. To say that Filipinos love to sing is an understatement. Videoke bars are ubiquitousin the Philippines!
5. Catch the sunset while cruising Manila Bay The sunset on Manila Bay is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Manila throughout. Whether you enjoy it from the park running along Roxas Boulevard while eating enjoying dinner on a boat.
6. Ride a jeepney only in the Philippines will you see and experience riding Jeepney which was originally derived from the mountain of left over Second World War Jeeps left over from the liberation.
7. Embark on a Binondo food trip. The oldest Chinatown in the world with an array of restaurants that serve affordable, mouth-watering dishes and dim sum. Walking tours are also available/
8. Visit old Catholic churches – The Philippines is the fifth largest Catholic country in the world. Some of the most popular are Quiapo Church, Baclaran Church, San Sebastian Church and San Agustin.
9. Chow down exotic street food like balut and isaw
10. Manila Ocean Park an all-weather go under the water, become a real mermaid for a few hours or simply pet the sharks and stingrays as you walk around the park.
11. National Museum of the Philippines an anthropological and archaeological tour of the Philippines. Originally designed as a public library by Ralph Harrington Doane in 1918, used for legislature until the war.
12. Explore Fort Santiago this fourteenth century fort was built by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi, and in the past 500 years it's been occupied by British, Americans and Japanese.
13. Manila Cathedral the Cathedral has been demolished by war and earthquakes it has been restored to it's former glory/
14. Bahay Tsinoy National Museum showcases Manila’s Chinese heritage (tsino is Tagalog for Chinese).
15. Star City is a theme park of dungeons, rollercoasters, carousels and rides. Snow World is an excellent way to escape Manila's heat.