Museo Pambata | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
|Open:||Tuesday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm; Sunday, 1pm - 5pm|
|Address:||Roxas Boulevard cor. South Drive, City of Manila, Metro Manila|
Built in 1902, Rizal Park was designed by American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham. It was chosen to be the seat of American Government during the American Occupation. Its surrounding open spaces and gardens used to be a venue for the members of the elite class to socialize and host formal events. In 1913, Luneta was renamed Rizal Park, after the Philippines' National Hero and intellectual giant Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal Park is now being revitalized as the largest urban park in Asia, with its historical monuments, gated ornamental gardens, family activities, and recurring free shows and events. The park has thirty (30) attractions and recreation areas, some of which have a minimal admission fee.
Manila Ocean Park is a nosedive into the Philippine waters: fascinating marine wildlife, but as complexly presented as in the sea. The main attraction is the Oceanarium (P400), which features sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, and other bizarre creatures endemic to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The Oceanarium’s charm lies in its 25 meter (82 feet) underwater tunnel, where travelers can walk through, gaze up, and gawk at the underbellies of marine giants. Other attractions include the Jellies Exhibit (P150), Sea Lions Show and Habitat (P300), Trails to Antarctica (P300), Aquanaut Voyage (P995), Shark Encounter (P995), Fish Spa (P150), Glass Bottom Boat Ride (P150), Swimming and Fun (P200), Funtasea Games and Rides (P5/token), Birds of Prey (P150), Musical Fountain Show (P300), and the Back of the House (for field trips only).
Established in 1964 by F. Sionil Jose, the National Artist for Literature, Solidaridad Bookshop is the first air-conditioned bookstore in the Philippines. Back in the '60s, the bookstore used to be a cultural complex with an art gallery, and originally sold books from the US and UK. Today, Solidaridad remains a small yet potent bookstore. It sells various books in humanities, from the classics and the contemporary, the literary and the philosophical, to the economic and the political, all the way from the East to the West. The excellent collection of titles is moderated by the National Artist himself. Since 1964, Solidaridad Bookshop has withstood the test of time when all the establishments surrounding it have come and gone. Once called the “best little bookstore in Asia”, Solidaridad is one quick stop to grab a book for a long bus ride in the Philippines.
Things to do nearby
Experience this fun and exciting Siklesa joy ride in Manila with Lost Juan and his gang! Activities include food tripping in Binondo, sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Intramuros, spotting BGC's murals and art installations, and touring the world-class Mind Museum!
Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike with Bambike Ecotours! The 2.5 hour guided bike tour goes through 8 to 10 major historical and cultural sites inside Intramuros. The tour is done in small intimate groups of around 5 to 10 people (with a maximum of 15 people). Choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs which include our signature Ligtasin Cove beach cruiser and Victoria city. Enjoy other Bambike designs as each Bambike is unique!
Where to stay
Hotel Juliano is a family-run budget hotel located in the heart of Manila right beside the world renowned Manila Bay. At our hotel, you will experience familiar and personal service as the owners are truly hands-on to make sure that you have the best stay at our home. So come Explore Manila and Unwind at Hotel Juliano.
Overlooking the South Harbor, this iconic luxury hotel is an 11-minute walk from landscaped gardens in Rizal Park, and 2 km from both the National Museum of the Philippines and Fort Santiago.
Featuring marble bathrooms with TVs, tubs, and rainfall showerheads, the lavish rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and tea and coffeemakers, as well as MP3 players and free Wi-Fi. Palatial suites add extra rooms, and 1 has a private lift and helipad access.
There are 4 swanky restaurants, including an opulent champagne room, along 3 bars, and a club lounge with butler service. There's also a pool, a spa and a fitness center.
Citystate Tower Hotel is at the heart of culturally rich and historic district of Ermita in Manila, Philippines. Vibrant night and day, the district is bustling with activity from nearby business, commercial establishments, entertainment and recreation centers it hosts.With close proximity to embassies, famous landmarks, parks and sites of interest, Citystate Tower Hotel boasts of well-appointed rooms, good food, spacious banquet halls, and sunshine-friendly staff.Only 8 km from the international and domestic airports, and a hop and skip away from the Light Rail Transit (LRT). This hotel in Ermita Manila is an ideal destination for local and foreign travelers alike.But more than being an impressive-looking glass and concrete structure in Ermita, it has been, throughout the years, a party place, a business and convention center, a destination where to enjoy sumptuous meals, friendship and family. Your home away from home where your pleasure is our business.
Cover yourself with ease inside our clean, cozy, and affordable Manila accommodations. All are complete with stylish furniture, efficient amenities, and a pleasant ambience perfect for rest. Each room is equipped with an electronic door lock, refrigerator, hot and cold water, NDD/IDD phone, and cable TV.
Expect a relaxing experience when you stay at our hotel in Manila. We have a variety of top-notch facilities and services that guarantee an easy-going time from arrival to check-out. Take advantage of our business center, rejuvenate your body and senses with a massage, or visit our music lounge to unwind even more. Aside from these, we also feature spacious function rooms that can accommodate your social events.
With our promos and packages, Metro Manila becomes an even more alluring destination for travelers on a tight budget. Whether you are in town to attend to business or to explore the historical gems in the capital, there will be a promo that suits your needs at Citystate Tower Hotel.