Summer Activities You Can Do Minus the Beach

MANILA, Philippines – The first official month of summer is over and you’re feeling left out because you have not gone to the beach or even had the chance to dip your feet into the pool. Summer is not always about the beach or tanning or swimsuits, but it always remains as the perfect season to start a great adventure and explore the unexplored.

ATV Sunrise Adventure
ATV Sunrise Adventure

During summer, days become longer and the weather temperature becomes fit for exciting outdoor activities. You will not fall short on fun getaways and activities to do sans the sea. Here’s a list of some places to go to, the sights to see, and activities to try this season:


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Go on a hike

Masungi Georeserve photo by Frances Ellen via Flickr CC
Masungi Georeserve photo by Frances Ellen via Flickr CC

It is always a good idea to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of Manila and go somewhere calming. If you’re up for some adventure, be one with nature and take a quick drive to Rizal’s Masungi Georeserve, a 1,500+ hectare conservation area popular among hikers and eco-tourists because of its huge man-made web to chill down on and to have a view of Laguna de Bay.

Address: Kilometer 45, Marcos Highway, Rizal, Philippines

Go wakeboarding

Wakeboarding - A Summer To Remember
Wakeboarding – A Summer To Remember

If you’re a thrill-seeker and would like to learn a new skill this summer, why not try out wakeboarding with your friends and family? It is a combination of water skiing, surfing, and snowboarding, perfect for adrenaline junkies. Located in Nuvali, Republic Wakepark is a popular venue where you can try out this cool activity.

Address: West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali, Calamba, 4027 Laguna

Go on an ATV adventure

ATV Adventure
ATV Adventure

Up for a fun activity that will take you to steep mountains and muddy jungles? Going on an ATV adventure, just two hours away from Manila, might tickle your fancy. If you’re itching to try out an epic off-road experience while enjoying towering landscapes, scenic views, beautiful waterfalls, and crystal clear rivers, Rizal’s ATV adventure is your best bet.

Address: Sapinit Road, Antipolo, Rizal

Go on a food trip

Maginhawa's Famous Food Park - STReat (CTTO STReat's FB Page)
Maginhawa’s Famous Food Park – STReat (CTTO STReat’s FB Page)

A classic way to spend a good sunny day with friends and family is to surround yourself with great food in a quaint neighborhood. Maginhawa Street in Quezon City is known to be a foodie haven filled with instagrammable restaurants, offering vast choices of good food and drinks you can find all in one strip. It is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking to find your tastebud heaven this season.

Address: 91 Maginhawa, Diliman, Quezon City

Go to a museum

The National Museum of the Philippines
The National Museum of the Philippines

With several museums present in Manila, it’s a good exercise for the mind to expose ourselves, once in a while, to the beauty of art. So, why not give it a go this summer? The National Museum of Natural History just recently opened its doors last year in Rizal Park, offering three attractions: The National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, and the National Planetarium.

Address: Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila

Take your pick from all these activities and drive around the various destinations onboard the Ford EcoSport, your perfect road trip companion. A compact car with the flexibility and storage space of an SUV, the Ford EcoSport is street smart and has all the features you need for a hassle-free summer road trip. It comes in a new engine for a faster, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient drive. The Ford EcoSport also has the SYNC3 which allows you to have your summer playlist on-cue during the drive, as well as numerous storage spaces for your summer must-haves.

Are you ready to experience the Ford EcoSport? Drop by a Ford showroom nearest you or visit https://www.ford.com.ph/suvs/ecosport/ for more information.

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