Summer is a great time for new experiences and to check things off your bucket list. If you’re still thinking about how to spend your summer vacation or weekends, here's a list of fun things to try this season. Explore and enjoy!
Join a Summer Workshop
Learn and have fun with others who share the same interest. Workshops are a fun way to learn a new skill or hobby. Pick from a variety of different interests such as theater arts workshops, voice or dance lessons, piano or drum lessons, arts and crafts, sports, ballet, writing, and cooking. It’s time to finally get that hobby going and come out of your shell!
Hike Nearby Mountains
View from Mt. Pinatubo
Discover a whole new world on top of a mountain’s peak. Hiking is one of the fun things to try this summer as it refreshes your mind as you walk among nature and strengthens your body as you work those leg muscles. Popular beginner-friendly hiking trails are the Taal Volcano and Mt. Pinatubo. Just be prepared to fight the sun and the sweat to get to that picture-perfect view.
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Leave the city hustle and bustle and retreat to the quiet camping grounds. Most camping sites are already near the beach like the popular Anawangin and Nagsasa Cove in Pundaquit, Zambales.
But if pitching tents and feeling the soil beneath your tent isn’t your thing, there is a more convenient and comfortable option. Glamping -- aka glamorous camping -- introduces a more modern and luxurious version of camping featuring stylish tents and comfy mini beds.
Whatever kind of camping you choose, take this opportunity to stargaze and share campfire stories with family or friends.
Visit an Adventure Park
Photo from masungigeoreserve.com
Take on extreme sports this summer with a variety of activities like rappelling, wall climbing, and obstacle courses among many others. Masungi Georeserve features a trek along the conservation are tucked inside Rizal’s rainforest. Adventure parks are challenging but fun activities fit for solo or groups. Challenge yourself and conquer all obstacles.
Ready. Set. Jump! Take the risk and experience the thrill and high as you jump to the wide ocean or to the bottom of a waterfall. Popular cliff diving spots can be found in Zambales, Batangas, and Laguna. Just always consider the safety of your location. Are you ready to take the plunge?
Dine in the Sky
Photo from dinnerinthesky.com
Make your next foodie experience reach new heights -- literally way up in the sky! The Belgium-based novelty restaurant comes to Manila this summer serving food enthusiasts who like a little thrill. Diners are served world-class cuisine while hoisted 150 feet up in the air. Think you can chew your food?
Singing along to your favorite singers and bands live on stage will always be on anyone’s bucket list. Some music festivals to get ready for are the Chroma Music Festival featuring international DJs this April at Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati and Pulp Summer Slam at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City for hardcore rockers this May. Check that off now and join thousands of fans who share the same fun and music as you. Summer is the time to let go and enjoy your youth.
Go on a Cruise
Travel by sea and enjoy the activities inside the ship. Cruise ships give you an all-in-one entertainment experience while travelling to several destinations. One available cruise in Manila right now is the Superstar Virgo cruise to Taiwan and Japan. You will definitely get your money’s worth so hop on and leave your worries away.
Dare yourself to explore a different culture alone. Get out of your comfort zone and make your way to a different country. While some people think travelling alone is not a fun experience as compared to going with family or friends, it is a good time to challenge and discover yourself. Just prepare your bags and trust yourself.
Share your time and help those in need. Join an NGO of your interest and spend time meeting new people and making a difference. Choose from animal protection groups such as PAWS and CARA, human rights group like Gawad Kalinga or one from your local community.
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