10 Places Near Manila For Your Next Family Road Trip

I always found road trips to be a fun family activity. With fun music playing in the background, the scenic view, and all the car games you can play–wouldn’t you get excited? And there’s no better time to plan one than during summer. So, if you want a quick getaway (without worrying about overnight expenses) and a fun family activity, you should check out these places worth driving to.

Baby and Breakfast: Tips and Trends Places Near Manila for Your Next Road Trip

 

Tagaytay

Sky Ranch, Tagaytay Photo: Visit the Philippines

Go on a road trip to Tagaytay, and head to an amusement park. If your kids are a bit older (and like a lot of excitement), they might like to ride the Super Viking or the Flying Bus. And if you want to see a 360-degree view of Taal, you can ride the Ferris Wheel too!

Where: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
Attractions: Sky Eye, Super Viking, Nessi Coaster
Contact: (02) 857-0100

 

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay Photo: Cush Travel

Take your little tots for an unforgettable date by heading to Picnic Grove! This place is perfect for some bonding time since you can either have a picnic or try other fun activities like kite flying or horseback riding. This area also has a cable car so you can let your kids witness the glorious view of Tagaytay (a huge plus)!

Where: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite
Activities: Zipline, Kite Flying, Horse Back Riding
Contact: (046) 413-4206

 

Laguna

Republic Wakepark, Laguna Photo: Republic Wakepark

Aside from swimming, why not let your kids try a new sport like wakeboarding? Ages seven and above can experience the thrill of riding a board while being coached by a professional. Once they’re done practicing, they also serve delicious food at the snack area, so you might want to check that out!

Where: West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali, Calamba, Laguna
Activities: Wakeboarding
Contact: (049) 559-4834

 

Nuvali, Laguna Photo: Jeff Ponce

A trip to Solenad, Nuvali can allow your babies to enjoy some outdoor fun! Filled with exciting activities like bike riding, fish feeding, and trekking, this spot is the perfect place for some fun family bonding time. And if you want them to experience something educational, you can also check out Nuvali’s Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary–they’ll love to see the different bird species there!

Where: Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Activities: Biking, Fish Feeding, Water Taxi, Hiking
Contact: (0917) 511-9731

 

Subic

Zoobic, Subic Photos: Joel's Luminosity

Do your kids love animals? Then they’ll definitely love Zoobic Safari. The place also offers a special petting zoo area, so they can enjoy observing farm animals like guinea pigs, ferrets, and ducks!

Where: Subic Bay Freeport Zone Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Subic Freeport Zone
Attractions: Savannah, Tiger Safari, Animal Show, Zoobic Cave, Sky Safari
Contact: (0917)  835-1111

 

Ocean Adventure, Subic Photo: Asia Travel

Here’s another place for animal lovers! In Ocean Adventure you can meet and swim with dolphins and sea lions with their family packages. The park also offers an Ocean Discovery Aquarium and a Sea Lion show, if you prefer not to swim.

Where: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Activities: Whale and Dolphin Shows, Dive with the Whales for Certified Divers, Sea Lion Marine Patrol Show
Contact: (047) 252-900

 

Pampanga

Sandbox, Pampanga Photo: Province of Pampanga

Summer won’t be complete without a fun-filled getaway with the fam! Sandbox has exciting activities like a roller coaster zipline, giant swing, and aerial walk challenge! They also offer ATV and UTV rides!

Where: Alviera Subdivision, Sapang UWAK Road, Porac, Pampanga
Activities: Aerial Walk Challenge, Giant Swing, ATV and UTV rides, Outdoor Archery
Contact: (045) 432-0014

 

Dinosaurs Island, Pampanga Photo: Clark Freeport Marketing

Meet life size replicas of Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and other species through the Dino World of Fun attraction in Dinosaur Island. You can also visit the Fossils museum and Dino trail to see moving dinosaurs on display!

Where: Clark Picnic Grounds, Gil Puyat Ave, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Activities: Jurassic Jungle Safari, Dino Fossils Museum, Dino Trail
Contact: (0921) 464-7263

 

Batangas

Nasugbu Beach, Batangas Photo: Out of Town Blog

Beat the summer heat by heading to the beach! Nasugbu is a great family-friendly location since there are a lot of resorts there to check out. Plus, it’s just a few hours away from Manila, so you can opt for a day trip with the kiddies.

Where: Nasugbu, Batangas
Activities: Kayaking, Swimming

 

Taal, Batangas Photo: Shugar is Sweet

Want to go somewhere cultural? Head to the heritage town of Taal, Batangas to visit the different churches and museums that were built during the Spanish era. The area is filled with ancestral homes too! So it can be a great mini field trip for you and the kiddos.

Where: Taal Heritage Village, Calle MM Agoncillo, Corner Calle J.W. Diokno, Taal, Batangas
Activities: Walking tour
Contact: (0922) 803-8862

 

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