March 23, 2018

One Day Guide to Mckinley Hill

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  • Mckinley Hill is a tasteful European-inspired development by Megaworld in Fort Bonifacio that transports people to memories of the idyllic streets of Spain and the moonlit Venitian lagoons in Italy.

    Coming here is no problem as well as there is an available P2P bus to and from San Lorenzo Place, Magallanes for only Php 25 per ride through your Beep card.

    Also read: P2P Bus Service Guide for Expats

    The atmosphere is quite different from its neighbor, Bonifacio Global City, which is dynamic and fast-paced. Although it is also home to many corporate offices, time in Mckinley Hill seems to move at a slower pace, passing slowly as the waters flowing calmly through the canals of Venice.

    Perhaps you have heard of the grand canal, the main attraction of the Venice Grand Canal Mall. If you’re visiting Mckinley Hill primarily for this, we suggest that you also explore other fun activities to do!

    10 a.m. Breakfast and coffee at Cafe del Mar

    Cafe del Mar is aptly located at one side of the grand canal, near Empire Bar, at Venice Grand Canal Mall. Open as early as 9:30 a.m., this cafe is a good place to enjoy a good cup of coffee and delicious food while waiting for the mall and the rest of the establishments in the area to open.

    They have a wide selection of proudly local coffee, as well as Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired dishes like paella, pizzas, and salads.

    11 a.m. Gondola ride at the Grand Canal

    The main attraction of Venice Grand Canal Mall is its grand canal, a little version of Italy’s Grand Canal and emulates quite well the romantic vibe of the original.

    If you’re spending time with the special people in your life, a gondola ride is a great way to have an intimate bonding and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding architecture. A ride costs Php 25o per person on weekdays and Php 350 on weekends.

    12 p.m. Lunch at Rice and Dough

    Explore Venice Grand Canal Mall deeper by exploring its unique gastronomical treasures! Also located near the canal, Rice and Dough has a unique showcase of Japanese and Italian delicacies.

    The restaurant is a bright and cozy space that lets lovers of sushi, pizza, and even steak come together to celebrate a pure love of food. What’s more, they even let you customize your sushi or pizza!

    Also read: Rice and Dough at Mckinley Hill: Bold fusion of Japanese and Italian delicacies

    2 p.m. Movie at Venice Cineplex

    Venice Cineplex is a great place to relax while watching the latest movies on the big screen with cutting-edge surround sound technology.

    It houses a VIP cinema which features reclining loveseats with leg rest, lamp, and food tray that are well spaced apart so you can enjoy some exclusivity. VIP tickets cost around Php 540 depending on the movie.

    5 p.m. Bazaar shopping

    While Venice Grand Canal Mall houses many of our well-loved brands, it adds more spice to your shopping experience with bazaars set up in different parts of the mall.

    Each stall offers unique and affordable items, from men and women’s fashion, accessories, shoes, and bags to mobile accessories, kitchen and dining ware, and other cute things!

    6 p.m. Evening food trip at Tuscany

    Just a stone’s throw away from Venice Grand Canal Mall, you can find another food haven at Tuscany, a private estate inspired by the rich and vibrant Tuscan ambiance in Italy.

    Right outside the estate, there is a long strip of restaurants and cafes where you can eat dinner, grab some beer, and then relax with a cup of coffee or a slice of cake!

    Make this one-day guide to your reference so you can make the most out of your time at Mckinley Hill!

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