6 Fun Outdoor Activities to Try in Manila
Trying out something new will always be fun and fulfilling — even if it’s not a weekend! For adventurous people who want to delve into light to extreme activities, check out some fun outdoor activities in Manila we have listed you might want to try:
Fulfill your need for speed
Nothing excites adventurous people quite like the rush of doing something extreme. If you’re one of them, hop in on one of the go-karts at City Kart Racing, located in Circuit Makati.
City Kart Racing is the biggest and most professional go-kart facility here in Manila. Feel free to race on their 700-meter track which is a combination of straightaways and technical turns — an exciting experience for both beginners and advanced riders alike. If you’re planning to go this weekend, make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Address: Circuit Makati, Makati City
Operating hours: 3:00 pm—11:00 pm, Monday—Thursday; 11:00 am—11:00 pm, Friday—Sunday
Ride a bike made of bamboo
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Ever ridden a bike entirely made out of Bamboo? If not, head over to Intramuros or BGC and rent one at Bambike Ecotours!
Bambike Ecotours will lead you on a tour in and around Intramuros, exploring historical and cultural landmarks, all with a designated tour guide and while riding a Bambike, shorten term for “Bamboo and Bike.”
History not your thing? Then try out their BGC Art Tour, which will take you around the metro’s newest business district to see ArtBGC’s impressive murals.
Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, Real St. cor. General Luna St., Intamuros, Manila
Operating Hours: 9:00 am — 6:00 pm, Tuesday — Sunday
Photo walk in some of Manila’s picturesque places
Bust out that camera, grab a couple of friends, and go on a photo walk in some of the picturesque places here in Manila! Not only will you get to discover the beauty of the city, you’ll also be able to gain that solitary pursuit — practicing the art of photography and gaining an appreciation for art. For those who are planning to have a photo walk, listed below are some places you might want to visit:
- Intramuros. With copious historical landmarks that can be found in the walled city of Intramuros, this might turn out to be the perfect place to do a photo walk if you go for a vintage-themed shots.
- Hidalgo, Quiapo. This place isn’t only home to finding the perfect gears for your camera, but is also one of the safest places to do a photo walk.
- Mall of Asia. If you prefer an urban setting for a photo-walk, then visit Mall of Asia. Just make sure to shoot on photographer friendly areas.
Also read: Intramuros: The Walled City
Show off your marksmanship skills with paintball
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Feel the excitement with your friends and try paintball-ing here in Manila. Considered as a sport for thrill-seekers, paintball will also improve your strategy and teamwork. All you have to do is get a gun, load it with several dozen paint balls, and start shooting! There are a couple of places in the city where you can try paintball, and one of those is Global Gutz Paintball.
Located at the corner of Lawton Avenue and Bayani Road in Fort Bonifacio, Global Gutz Paintball is Manila’s number 1 paintball field which promises an action-packed and fun-filled activity for its guests.
Locations: Philippine Army Gymnasium, Lawton Ave. cor. Bayani Rd, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; Star City Adventure Zone, Vicente Sotto St., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Fly through the air
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Not into in land or water activities? Why not fly through the air with the greatest of ease in Bonifacio Global City?
Flying Trapeze Philippines is the first and only full-size flying trapeze rig in the Philippines. It’s a perfect activity for both kids and adults regardless of skill level. So head over in BGC today, and fulfill any dreams of flying you may have once had!
Address: Federacion Dr. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Visit www.trapeze.ph/book-class to view their schedules
Explore food parks in Manila
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Eating will always be a person’s best interest — and looking for some new and must-visit Food Parks in Manila can be quite exciting, especially during the long weekend. So splurge yourselves and invite some friends to go binge-eat with you. Here’s a list of some Food Parks you might want to visit: Food parks in Manila