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.
Where are the best places to visit during the holidays?
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 for What? Baguio is near Metro Manila? It’s 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.
2. Taal, Batangas
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.
3. Tayabas, Quezon
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.
4. Pagsanjan, Laguna
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.
5. Tagaytay City
Foreign and local tourists enjoy the attraction that Tagaytay City offers: 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.
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.
I don’t need to worry about having a boring and long road trip with my favorite travel gadgets. I can spend my idle time watching Netflix or Youtube videos, listening to Spotify, updating 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 a built-in Powerbank. I used it during my recent out-of-town trips, and it lasted the whole day. That’s what you call a reliable gadget, right?
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 invite to 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 trips and relaxation is always rewarding.
Tara! Let’s go Out of Town!