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Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

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Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

My husband will be in Manila on business for a month and I am going to visit him for a week. He will be busy during the work day. I am looking for suggestions on things to do during the day while he is working. I want to experience the culture, food, art, shopping, and any must see tourist destinations. I will be traveling to most of these places alone. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, I would appreciate any suggestions for what my husband and I should see on the weekend when he is off from work. We are open to day trips. Thank you ahead of time!

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1. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

Tracey D welcome to the forum. I see you are quite new.

Good place to start is to the right--->--->---> TOP QUESTIONS.

**20 Reasons to Visit Manila

**What is there to see or do in Manila? What is the city like?

Things to Do. Go through this list and pick things you like.

tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g298573-Activ…

My favourite full day trips are Corregidor, Tagaytay and Pagsanjan. Intramuros is another must see.

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2. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

by the way, just so you know---i went to HS ans part of my college in Louisville...but back to your question

1) shopping---Greenbelt Malls ( Makati area), Mall of Asia or SM Megamall, bargains--Greenhills Shopping Center; handicrafts --Tiendesitas or at any Kultura Store ( MOA or at SM malls)

2) history/cluture---Intramuros coupled with sunsets or coffee at the rooftop lounge at Bayleaf Hotel; The Manila American Cemetery; Corregidor Island (history plus nature trip); the bizarre--Manila Chinese Cemetery; overnight with breakfast buffet at the Manila Hotel

3) museums--the National Museum (both sections) in Manila; the Ayala Museum in Makati; the Metropolitan Museum in Manila

4) evenings----Bonifacio/High Street ( BGC);casino and dinner at Solaire or Resorts World ; Club Mwah for unique entertainment..

4) outdoorManila--

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If booking overnight with breakfast at The Manila Hotel as miglovin suggests - an excellent idea for a night - www.asiatravel.com has a great value 'Crazy Rate' (only until 31 December: it tends to sign a contract for the New Year late in the current year, but has yet to do so for 2014):

book.asiatravel.com/hotel.aspx…

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4. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

Hi Tracey D,

All previous suggestions are excellent. You might also want to take advantage of the very affordable spa & wellness packages in the Philippines. Check out Nurture Spa Village (http://www.nurture.com.ph/) or Sonya's Garden (http://sonyasgarden.com/spa.php) in Tagaytay (1 hour south of Manila by car) -- both offer overnight packages that include accommodation, meals, massage & other similar treatments.

If you don't want to venture outside of Manila, the top hotels like Shangri-La, Marriott, Sofitel, Peninsula & Manila Hotel have excellent in-house spas.

Enjoy :-)

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5. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

Thank you for your response. I appreciate all your suggestions!

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6. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

As you are travelling alone you might want to book a guide for a day to visit the city, if you're staying in a hotel then your hotel will probably be able to organise this for you, we stayed at the Dusit Thani and they booked a private tour for us.

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7. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

for shopping Greenbelt for sure

Shangri-La mall is pretty nice too, they also have some designer boutiques.

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8. Re: Visiting myhusband on business - things to do during the day

Holiday Inn is adjacent to Glorietta which is across Greenbelt. Fairmont is nearby. They have a wonderful buffet.

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