Things To Do Manila

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Manila

Manila in Philipines is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a total of 20 million people living in the urban area.

It’s always been an important trading city and has a long and diverse background as well as a ethnically diverse population. Not only that, it’s a beautiful city to visit. We got the best things to do in the city while you’re here…

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1. Salcedo Market, Makati

This vibrant community market sells everything you could ever want, from fresh seafood and juices to artisan jams and preserves. Whether you want an indulgent street cheat meal or a healthy snack, Salcedo Market is a must-visit.

Salcedo Market, Makati

2. Stroll along Manila Baywalk

One of the most iconic stretches of road in the city. It is a 2km walk from end to end of Roxas Boulevard. Great for people watching and capturing the perfect Manila Instagram sunset.

Stroll along Manila Baywalk

3. Try your luck in Resorts World

Resorts World in Pasay City is a resort with casinos, glitzy hotels, restaurants, entertainment and restaurants and bars. Put on your glam outfits and spend a night chancing your luck in one of the showstopping casinos.

Resorts World in Manila

4. Explore Intramuros

Intramuros is also called the Walled City, and is the historic part of Manila city, dating from the Spanish Colonial period. Wander through the scenic cobblestone streets and pay a visit to San Agustin Church – the oldest church in the Philippines.

Intramuros Manila

5. Try halo-halo in Binondo

Halo-halo is a popular Filipino cold dessert of crushed ice, evaporated milk and various toppings such as jelly or fruit. Head to Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown) for the best street vendors selling this refreshing treat.

halo-halo in Binondo

6. Have a night out in a speakeasy

Manila’s bar scene includes some superb speakeasy spots –  there’s hip hidden bar inside a photo booth in Cubao Expo or a cocktail bar behind a barber store. Check out our full bar guide to Manila here.

Things to do Manila

7. Visit the Dessert Museum

You’ve tried the local treats, so why not take things to a new level and visit an entire museum dedicated to dessert here in Manila? A wacky, colourful and super fun place.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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