The Dept of Tourism suggests the following
In Manila, stroll through Rizal Park , Paco Park or Intramuros the old walled city or head for Quiapo and Chinatown for a dash of local color. For more outdoor fun and entertainment, there are sunset cruises around Manila Bay and open-air cultural events held Friday evenings at Paco Park, Saturday evenings at Puerta Real in Intramuros and Sunday afternoons at Rizal Park. Explore the museums of the Cultural Center of the Philippines located along Roxas Boulevard.
In Makati, spend time at the Ayala Museum for a look at the historical dioramas depicting significant events in Philippine history. The museum also has excellent models of Southeast Asian watercraft as well as archaeological artifacts.
Farther north in Quezon City are the Quezon Memorial Circle and the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. On these tree-shaded open spaces, get a whiff of fresh air, go biking or roller-skating, or just soak in the peace and quiet.
One of the most visited tourist spots in the Philippines is Taal Volcano and Lake. This geological phenomenon is actually
a volcano within a lake within a volcano or get a day tour of Corregidor.
For night life, as the sun goes down, the lights go up in Metro Manila's nightspots. First-class hotels and restaurants attract diners with performances by local pop artists, folk dance troupes, string quartets and jazz bands. Theater and repertory acts, classical concerts and ballet performances cater to the well dressed set who frequent the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Manila Metropolitan Theater, the Repertory Theater at Shangri-La Plaza and other theaters throughout the city.
For endless evenings of dancing, music and people-watching, head for the bright lights along Makati Avenue and Pasay Road in Makati, along Quezon Boulevard, Timog and West Avenues in Quezon City, Greenhills in San Juan, and Roxas Boulevard and Malate in Manila. Trendy discos with their flashing lights and pulsating music are the delight of the dance crowd. Cozy jazz bars and music lounges offer wine and mood music along with quiet ambiance and good conversation. Karaoke bars and nightclubs entice with drinks, dancing and opportunities to let one's hair down and sing-along with the music.
For shopping, go to Mall of Asia or the SM and Ayala complexes in Makati, Cubao, San Juan, and Mandaluyong.
And don't miss out on The Fort Bonfacio Global City and Rockwell Center.
Manila Travel Information
· 1 decade ago