For the people in the labor force, hustling every day is tiring and draining. Other students seem to drag themselves to school. Sometimes, you just end up all-day on your bed on weekends even if you promise to enjoy yourself. But not anymore! It is your time to get up and explore the wonders of Makati City.
Makati City is a home for skyscrapers, condominiums, shopping centers, Ayala Malls and establishments, and recreational activities. Whether you are a going for a daycation or a staycation, you will surely enjoy your sweet escape in this city.
Below are only some of the must-visit sites in Makati City:
Perfect for a daycationer who needs to go shopping (real shopping or window shopping) within a day. Aside from tons of choices and variety of stores to be seen in Glorietta Malls, you will also enjoy a peaceful scenery and picturesque buildings along the way. Not to mention you can also treat yourself a movie in Ayala Mall cinema.
2. Ayala Museum
Other students might have visited Ayala Museum already for a class requirement. Why? See for yourself and indulge in excellent art and historical pieces. Ayala Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9 AM to 6 PM. There is also a library facility, Filipinas Heritage Library, with the same operating schedule.
Aside from Ayala Museum, you can also visit other similar establishments like Makati Museum, Philippine Army Museum, and Yuchengco Museum.
3. Ayala Triangle Gardens
Wanting to distance yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle? Take a good walk in Ayala Triangle. You can unwind and connect with nature, and at the same time eat at different restaurants and stalls surrounding the Triangle.
Ayala Triangle Gardens is a perfect place to visit during Christmas season where you can witness majestic light shows at night.
4. Washington Sycip Park
A privately owned park in Makati which nests different flora and fauna, Washington Sycip Park is another good place to stroll and jog. You can also spot many birds in the Park such as pied fantails and yellow-vented bulbuls.
There are also other parks to visit in Makati City, particularly Legazpi Active Park, and Makati Park and Garden.
5. Guadalupe Ruins
One of the oldest stone church in the Philippines is located in Makati City. Yes, that's Guadalupe! Perfect to celebrate the Holy Mass if you are having a quick get-away on a Sunday, or maybe waking up from your hotel or condo staycation. If you're looking for a serene place to reflect and enjoy, then you should schedule your visit in Guadalupe Ruins.
6. City Kart Racing
Looking for some fun and adventure? Ready, set and go to City Kart Racing at Circuit Makati! Whether you're a first-timer or a competitive kart racer, you'll have fun in City Kart Racing.
In addition to City Kart Racing, for more recreational activities to do in Makati, you might want to check out Mystery Manila, The Escape Hunt Experience, Kodanda Archery Range, Ball Pit Manila, and Music 21 Plaza.
Now you have a short list of where to go and what to do in Makati, for staycationers, it's time for you to look for a place to stay. Given a wide range of options to choose from, be sure to pick the one that will complement your “vacation mode”. Fairmont Makati, Raffles Hotel, and Holiday Inn & Suites Makati are just a few of the luxury hotels in Makati. You will be relaxed in seeing the magnificent Makati skyline at night.
Remember, it is not how much you spend on your vacation but how you indulge yourself in the experience. So for your next quick get-away, make it Makati!