Missed The Long Weekend Memo? Here Are 5 Easy Vacation Ideas for You!


Surprise! It’s a long weekend and we’re sure you completely missed that on your calendar but no worries—we’ve got you covered on how to turn your weekend into a last-minute vacation. Here are five different activities and destinations you’re totally going to enjoy:

Soak Up the Sun at Zambales

Photo by Rizanoia

Swim, sunbathe and surf at Liwliwa Beach, Zambales. Find the perfect spots to spice up your Instagram feed with the perfect summer feel or give yourself some me-time in this quiet paradise. Just take an Iba-bound bus from Cubao or Pasay and get off at San Felipe. From there, the beach is just one tricycle ride away.

Who to bring: Surf squad

Budget: P1500 per person

The Corner Market in Podium

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Get your cravings satisfied at The Corner Market, located at the second level of The Podium. With a bunch of choices that are all fresh from the farm and off the bait, you’re definitely gonna leave this food haven satisfied if not craving for more.

Who to bring: Family or food buddies

Budget: P200-P400 per person

Nature Tripping in Rizal

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Set on a nature trip around Rizal from the breathtaking Pililia Wind Farm to a quick dip at Daranak Falls. With Tanay just a 45-minute van ride away from Starmall along EDSA Shaw, you’re sure to spend more time at your destination than the dreading Manila traffic.

Who to bring: Nature lovers

Budget: P1000 per person

Revisiting History at Corregidor

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What better way to spend Araw ng Kagitingan than to visit the Island of Corregidor itself! You can avail of a tour package that includes ferry transfers, an island tour, lunch buffet, and other guide fees. Go through 12 historic sites and stories within the 9-hour trip at the island that is one hour and fifteen minutes away from Manila.

Who to bring: Family or enjoy the tour alone

Budget: P2500 per person

Netflix Binge Watch

You can never go wrong with Netflix (doesn’t matter if you’re re-watching your favorite movies or binge watching a new series), some snacks, and a bunch of pillows to cozy you up, with or without company, all at the comfort of your own home.

Who to bring: Bring over a few friends, someone special, or spend some quality time alone

Budget: Free




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