Things To Do This Summer

Al Raig

Still deciding on how to spend your summer? Here are 5 can't-miss checklist you can enjoy whether you’re single, committed or married.

Host a Backyard Bash

First thing to come in mind when we say summer are family barbeque and picnic given that these can be the the easiest things to do. You can either prepare the food, or ask for catering service, or do bulk order takeout. Invite your family and friends over because long summer nights are best spent in the backyard with loved ones.

Be Active Outdoors

The best part about summer is the fact you can hang out outdoors. Take advantage of the sunshine and go on a new adventure and discover new places with your friends and families.

From the shores of Boracay, famous around the world for its beautiful white beaches, to the terrains of Taal Volcano, known for its geologic wonder due to its unexplained shape and location on an island within a lake within an island.

Church Hopping

Churches are the oldest historical establishments in the Philippines. It holds so much culture; exploring them is like going back to the Spanish era. To name a few of the churches you must visit:

San Agustin Church - located at Manila; built during the Spanish Colonial Period. It is the third Augustinian church erected on site; the first and second Augustinian churches were both made of wood and were destroyed by fire. San Agustin Church was then made with stone and has withstood major earthquakes on seven occasions. It was also the only building left intact after the destruction of Intramuros in WWII.

Santo Nino Basilica - located at Cebu; also known as the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child. This church is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country, and was built in 1965. The Spanish discovered an image of the Santo Nino de Cebu, a statue of the baby Jesus, and so on the same spot they built this church. Inside the Basilica Complex is a museum that tells the history of Christianity in Cebu.

City Nature Exploring

Who said you have to leave Manila to explore? Named after Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, this 60 hectare park in Manila has ponds, walking areas and ornamental gardens. The park has a monument of Jose Rizal, which has a 46 meter flagpole at its front and is guarded by sentries. At the center of the park, there is a lagoon with the busts of many Filipino heroes. There is also an open-air concerts that take place each Sunday evening. You may also witness the fountain that bursts into color as darkness descends. Each morning you can catch the locals practicing their t’ai chi.

Changing of Wardrobe

The change of season/weather is the perfect excuse to update your wardrobe. Coming from the ber months which filled your wardrobe with long sleeves, cardigans and blazer, it’s now time to switch to your summer essentials. Keep the things you need in arms length, while putting aside off-season clothes until then. If you’re wondering where to begin, we can help!