Let your senses be your guide on your adventure in the South Pacific. The island nation of the Philippines—and its capital city, Manila—are a feast for your faculties. Your eyes will marvel at the world’s smallest volcano, set on its own island in the middle of a modest lake. Smell the robust aroma of a rich cup of coffee wafting in the air from a sidewalk café near a museum in the Luneta neighborhood. Taste the exotic flavors from a street vendor’s cart in Intramuros. Feel the fine silks and other garments at a curio shop in Ermita. And hear the pulsating sounds flowing from the nightclubs along Roxas Boulevard that runs from Paranaque City to downtown. Looking for a vacation destination with a rich culture, underground indie scene, and stunning architecture? Try Manila. This densely-populated metropolis boasts some of the most historic and significant landmarks in the country. Let Travelocity help you choose from a selection of Manila vacation packages to send you on your way to this unique Asian city. When you bundle your travel and accommodations together, you’ll save more money than Imelda Marcos has shoes.
As with any getaway, finding the proper place to stay while on your Manila vacation can be just as important as the attractions you will visit, the places you will eat, and the events you will attend. Here are some of our favorite popular hotels in the Philippines capital that can be included in Travelocity’s vacation packages in Manila:
Stretch your legs after your long trans-Pacific flight with a stroll around Rizal Park. Or, head out to Tagaytay Bridge for a view of Taal Volcano on the island of Luzon in the middle of Taal Lake. No getaway in Manila would be complete without a visit to the historic—and lovely—walled city of Intramuros. Once you've settled into one of the many great hotels In Manila, be sure to carve aside some time to explore this landmark of a town. With beautiful old houses and meandering streets, you may not want to leave. Book a Manila car rental so you can see all the sights. Make sure you do, as Manila also has a seriously fun and modern side. From speakeasies to art galleries, live shows to local artisan markets, there's something for every wise wanderer in this capital city.
Consider Manila's many fun and unique festivals when choosing from among the many flights. Check out the bamboo organ festival, typically held in February. The instrument, housed in St. Joseph's Parish, is known far and wide for its historical and musical significance. The month of May boasts an impressive array of festivals, from the Flores de Mayo to the colorful San Isidro Festival. Finally, if you're spending the holidays in Manila, be sure to check out the local churches around Christmas for some impressive displays of pageantry.
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Traveling isn't only about kicking back and recharging it's about heading away from your comfort zone and trying different things. Are you all set for some epic new experiences?
If organizing an itinerary isn't your thing, don't fret — we've got your back. Manila provides an excellent range of things to do. Here are some suggestions: