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4 Quick Getaways that Don’t Require a Plane Ticket

Plan an unforgettable day trip with the whole family


Everyone’s busy booking flights, finalizing accommodations, and researching places to see out of town and even out of the country. If these options are not part of your summer plans, you can fire up the search engine and look for destinations that are only a couple of hours away from Manila. Even if these places don’t involve a boat or a plane ride, they are guaranteed to give you and your loved ones a good time and an enriching experience.  Here are four of our suggestions that you can check out:


Escape to the city if you want to breathe in cool air. Aside from marveling at the majestic Taal Lake, you can also enjoy family bonding activities at Sky Ranch, grab delicious pies at Rowena’s, visit Ilog Maria Honeybee Farms for organic products, or take a calming break at Antonio’s.

If these stops aren’t enough, we’ve got a few more places that you can check out! Click here.

Photo by @jt4o via Instagram.


This city may not qualify as an actual road trip to some, but it’s definitely worth the drive! Immerse yourself in the art and culture scene by paying a visit to Pinto Art Museum. Don’t forget to light a candle at the Antipolo Cathedral if it’s your first time in the charming city.

Those who are looking forward to a relaxing afternoon, drop by Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa for a massage and quick snack (it’s best to book and reserve in advance). You can also choose to stay overnight—admire the fantastic view from the infinity pool or meditation lounge, and forget your worries.

For a list of other places you can visit, click here.

Photo by @themvrkrosales via Instagram.


Cannot wait to explore the outdoors? Those who want to get active and try something exciting; Nuvali is the place to be. You can go biking, try wakeboarding at Republ1c Wakepark, or visit the Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary. If you’re in need of refreshments and filling food, Solenad 1, 2, and 3 house different cafes and restaurants that can satisfy your cravings.

Photo by @nuvali via Instagram.


Traveling with the whole family? For an unforgettable vacation, let the kids enjoy a trip to Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Safari, and Tree Top Adventure. If you’ve always wanted to go to the beach this summer, you can check out All Hands Beach, Camayan Beach Resort, and Icove Beach Hotel, to name a few.

Photo from Icove Beach Hotel's website.

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