Our supposed-to-be trip to Baguio over the weekend was cancelled due to typhoon Ineng; Kenon Road has been closed to traffic since Friday due to reported landslides. Yes, it was quite disappointing at first but cancellation of out-of-town trips seems to be a normal thing during rainy season.This usually happens to ensure the safety of everyone.
In the Philippines, rainy season (June – November) is the off-peak season also for traveling. A lot of airlines offer cheap flights to different domestic destinations. Same thing goes with luxury hotels and resorts, they offer special rates during these months.
Actually, we really do not have to call off all our travel plans during rainy season. There are a lot of things that we can do during these months.
Ready to say Goodbye to cancelled plans? Promise! They are all safe and fun!
What to Do During Rainy Season:
Go for a Museum-Hopping.
Where to Go:
National Museum is the repository of the best of the natural and cultural heritage of our country. It has a collection of thousands of fine art and natural history pieces from all over the Philippines. Entrance fee are as follows: Php150.00 for adults, Php120.00 for senior citizen, and Php50.00 for students. Free admission on Sundays.
The National Museum is located at P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park in Manila. For more information, you may visit http://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph.
Did you know that National Museum houses the most popular painting in the history of the Philippines – the Spolarium? Yes, you can see it here up close!
The Mind Museum
Located in Bonifacio Global City Taguig, the Mind Museum provides the most interactive and extraordinary educational experience in understanding science. All Day Pass is Php750.00. For more information, you may visit their website http://www.themindmuseum.org/.
Museo Pambata is not your ordinary museum. It features hands-on exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover various concepts while having fun. Entrance fee is Php150.00. This museum is located along Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila.
Yexel’s Toy Museum
Yexel’s Toy Museum is a gallery of Yexel Sebastian’s toy collection. His collection ranges from miniatures to life-sized toys to ahmmm… a 2-story-high robot. Yexel’s Toy Museum has 2 branches now – in Las Pinas City and in Manila Ocean Park. Ticket Price is Php300. For more information, you can visit their official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/yexelstoymuseum. You can contact them at +639157714777.
Try Fun Indoor Activities.
Where to Go:
Mystery Manila is the first-ever live escape game in the Philippines. There are a lot of mysteries to choose from. Each mystery is represented by a room that transports your group to that location and scenario. This live simulation game is very exciting and realistic. A group is only given 60 minutes to solve the mystery. Price depends on the number of people playing inside the room (maximum price is Php550). Mystery Manila has 3 branches now – Makati, Quezon City, and in Boracay.
Say goodbye to paintball and airsoft! LazerXtreme is the newest craze for those looking for wholesome funz and adventure. LazerXreme is a high-tech virtual video game and is being played in a world-class laser tag arena in Market Market. Ticket price is Php190.00 during weekdays and Php220.00 during weekends.
Do water sports.
Where to Go:
Flow House Manila
The main attraction in this newly-opened entertainment venue is the FlowRider – the most successful wave attraction for flowboarding. This is a combination of surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding which excites both water and board enthusiasts. The first and only Flow House Manila is located in Seasons Mall, Molino, Cavite.
Staycation. Need I say more?… zzzz….
Of course, Foodtrippin’ Baby!
Where to Go:
Maginhawa Street is a small neighborhood in Quezon City which is becoming popular due to a number of quirky restaurants offering good food at a good price. Try Gerry’s Jeepney and Caffera Photo and Cafe!