Ready for More Long Weekend Holiday Destinations Near Metro Manila?

With several long weekend holidays coming, we have more options to celebrate it with friends and loved ones. This week is our Undas while two weeks from now, November 13 to 15 are special non-working holidays for people in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga due to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings.

Roadtrip with Chevrolet Spark
Roadtrip with Chevrolet Spark

Where are the best places to visit during the holidays?


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With the abundance of beautiful places in the Philippines, we surely have a lot of places to go to celebrate the long weekends. Where can we unwind and chill?

1. Baguio City

Wait What? Baguio is near Metro Manila? Well Its far geographically but with the new expressways available in the North, Baguio City is now just 4.5 hours away from Metro Manila.

In just 4 hours of drive, we can experience the cool and exciting spots up north. Enjoy the cool breeze, dine and savor their local fresh foods, and be a kid while exploring Burnham Park, Mines View Park, and the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet.

Baguio City Landscape by Edpan Newyork Wikipedia
Baguio City Landscape by Edpan Newyork Wikipedia

See Also: Baguio City Travel Guide: Travel Tips, Itinerary and Things to do

2. Taal, Batangas

Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours from Taal Municipal Building
Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours from Taal Municipal Building

Taal is a hidden gem with its well-preserved buildings and culture. As a camera enthusiast, I enjoy visiting the Galleria Taal, the first vintage camera museum in the Philippines, and the Casas and old churches. But of course, I always come here for their lomi, Tawilis, and Tapang Batangas.

See Also: Top 12 Things to do and Places to Visit in Taal, Batangas

3. Tayabas, Quezon

Puente de Malagonlong in Tayabas City
Puente de Malagonlong in Tayabas City

A few hours away from the Metro is the captivating and breathtaking city of Tayabas. This town is the home of UNESCO-worthy churches, heritage houses, and great food such as the Budin, Inihaw na Hito, Grilled Squid, and the buzz-worthy Yema cakes.

See Also: Travel Guide: Top 10 Things to do and see in Tayabas City

4. Pagsanjan, Laguna

Majestic Pagsanjan Falls
Majestic Pagsanjan Falls

I love adventures, that is why I love going to Pagsanjan, Laguna. There are plenty of activities that I can do around this area. I can either book a day trip package and go boat riding and swimming or go on a gastronomic adventure and eat from their several restaurants serving native delicacies.

See Also: Awesome Activities To Try Out In Your Visit To Pagsanjan Falls

5. Tagaytay City

Tagaytay
Tagaytay

Foreign and local tourists enjoy the attraction that Tagaytay City has to offer: And I am one of them. If I don’t have time to cool down and go to Baguio City, Tagaytay is my second option. This place is a food haven where I can go and enjoy a cup of coffee or chocolate, eat desserts or satisfy my Bulalo cravings.

See Also: Top 10 Things To Do and See in Tagaytay City

As a digital nomad, I consider myself lucky since I don’t have to wait for the upcoming holiday just to spend staycations in different places. In fact, I can literally go anytime and anywhere while working and keeping up with the deadlines at the same time.

My top 3 favorite travel gadgets
My top 3 favorite travel gadgets

With my favorite travel gadgets, I don’t need to worry about having a boring and long road trip. I can spend my idle time watching Netflix or Youtube videos, listen to Spotify, update my friends and follower through my social media accounts, and even blog using my mobile phone’s WordPress app.

Doing all of these will not be possible if I don’t have my Smart Bro LTE 2-in-1 Pocket WiFi with built-in Powerbank. I used it during my recent out of town trips, and it lasted the whole day. That’s what you call reliable gadget, right?

Long Weekend Holiday destinations
Long Weekend Holiday destinations

During my trips, I always practice making new friends. I talk to the person next to me or ask a vendor for shopping and food suggestions. The locals are the best people to ask for enjoy the trip to the fullest.

After all, they know the ins and outs of the place. They can even share the top secret spots that not all people know! Having a long weekend of road trip and relaxation is always rewarding.

Tara! Let’s go Out of Town!

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