Mastering the ABCs of Manila comes eventually, just like any other new place you move into. Soon you’ll have your favorite restaurants to have dinner in, go-to grocery stores, cinemas, pubs, and your own share of recommendations for newbies. By then, it’s time to go beyond tours and sightseeing, and start wandering the inner streets and try out new activities and experiences on your days off.
Get lost in the endless aisles of Greenhills. This is not your typical shopping center, but the widest range of goods and cheapest finds await you here, not to mention the many restaurants and food stalls outlining the vicinity.
Take a food trip in one of the booming food scenes in Manila, Kapitolyo, where homes-turned-restaurants offer various cuisines, contemporary comfort food, and authentic local flavors. Local and craft beers, and craft cocktails also await in Kapitolyo’s collection of pubs and bars.
Discover impressive art pieces and installations by the country’s best contemporary artists at the Pinto Art Museum. Located in Antipolo, about an hour away from downtown Manila, Pinto Art Museum also offers a relaxing environment, plus breathtaking sunset views of Manila.
These places don’t only make you fall in love with the city, but also acquaint you with its warm and friendly locals, making for an authentic and memorable Filipino experience.