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7 Things You Can Do For Free With Your Dad On Father's Day

Because we bet all the restaurants will be full!

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Photography: Glenn Martinez (Main Photo)

The standard Father's Day outing is to take your dad to have a sumptuous meal; but what about trying something different this year? Doing an activity other than eating will make the occasion even more memorable. We've lined up seven places and activities that you can visit or do for absolutely no cost at all. Happy Father's Day! 

Visit these three  free admission museums


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Thank God (and NCCA and Ateneo) for today's no-admission-fee museums that you could take your dad too, especially if he's into arts and culture. Ateneo de Manila University has recently opened a massive arts and culture hub called Arete; and it's chock-full of modern and contemporary Filipino art by the likes of Fernando Zobel, Rodel Tapaya, and Elmer Borlongan. 

University Road, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

READ: Here's What You Can See At Arete's New Art Hub


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Another recently opened museum is the National Musuem of Natural History, which is retrofitted into the 1940s former Agriculture and Commerce Building. Try to go to the venue a little before its opening hours (10am), since long lines tend to form at the entrance. 

Open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday; Teodoro Valencia Circle, Ermita, Manila


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The National Museum of the Philippines is still the ultimate Manila museum to visit, and there are so many things to see: the sculpture hallways, Juan Luna and Hidalgo's gallery, the Manansala murals, and many more. The Neoclassical revival building is a marvel in itself. 

Open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday; P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park

READ: 5 Reasons To Visit The National Museum of Natural History

Go on a sketching walk


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If you and your dad are handy with paper and pencil, why not go on a urban sketching walk? You can hit a quiet park, school grounds, a busy downtown street with a lot of character (like Escolta or Binondo), and find a shaded area to sit down and sketch. You can follow the various Urban Sketchers groups on Facebook to see if there are holding any sketching tours you can both join. 

Jog around UP Diliman


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The bike lane at the academic oval of the University of the Philippines-Diliman is still one of the best tree-lined places in the metro to go on a quick run with your dad. Once you're done, hear mass at the Chapel of the Holy Sacrifice, tuck into fishballs or isaw (there are vendors right next to the church), or treat yourselves to lunch at Chocolate Kiss Cafe at the Alumni Center.

Go biking at Circuit Makati


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Mag-ama fitness buffs will love the 21-hectare development, with its wide, open spaces where you can bike, or even do cross-training. The paved roads at Symphony Drive are best for biking, and there are bike parking slots at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds. 

Open from 5am to 10pm; Hippodromo St., Makati City

Do a walking tour of Intramuros


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The Old Walled City of Manila does have pay-as-you-enter venues and museums, but you can still go to a lot of places in Intramuros for free, such as entering the churches, climbing the baluartes, and visiting the many plazas. And merely walking around the cobblestoned streets wil give you and your dad plenty of photo ops; just remember to wear comfy shoes and hats, and take an umbrella. You can get a free map and itinerary from the Fort Santiago Information Center for your DIY tour.

READ: This Quick Intramuros Trip Will Take You Back A Hundred Years

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