Summer has official started! For those who still don’t have plans for this exciting season, we’ve got you covered. Here are places to maximize your summer adventure without breaking the bank:
Obscure food places in Mandaluyong
The city where food lovers unite and hippies thrive, Mandaluyong houses a number of food places catering to diverse taste preferences. Aside from the food spots inside the big malls, you can choose to explore some hidden and hip places if you’re in a quest for new things this season.
Visit the All Day Breakfast in Bed, a cozy place at California Garden Square that serves breakfast food all day—perfect for catching up with friends over brunch. For night crawlers, there’s a New York-inspired spot called Borough that serves pub-type NYC food for 24 hours. A food plaza called Industrie Food Park is to open soon along Ortigas by the end of April, so get your taste buds ready with this another exciting food adventure.
After a long weekend of food exploration, stay at Go Hotels Mandaluyong branch along EDSA to ensure affordable room rates and comfortable stay. For bookings and inquiries, go to www.gohotels.ph.
Maginhawa Street in Quezon City
Maginhawa Street is definitely the most famous food area in the metro. But the place is not your typical trite food destination. Art and culture hangouts also fill the entire place, making it an ideal entertainment hub for those who seek comfort from the heat with a culture fix.
Drop by Yesteryears Music Gallery and Vinyl Store and hoard vinyl items for your collection. For thrifty bibliophiles, there’s a bookstore selling cheap secondhand books called BookayUkay. If you’re looking for a chill hangout place with your friends while indulging yourselves with coffee and art, the Art Circle Café is just inside UP Diliman campus, a ride away from Maginhawa Street. For those who love attending gigs, head to Tomato Kick, a spacious bar and grill place where bands and OPM lovers thrive.
After a long day in the city, check-in at one of the newly opened Go Hotels branch located right across SM City North Edsa. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk to the prime malls and restaurants, a short minute drive to government offices, and accessible to major public transports. Find out more about this branch here.
Nagtabon Beach at Puerto Princesa, Palawan
For a dose of “vitamin sea”, people can never go wrong with the breathtaking beaches of Puerto Princesa. While it houses a lot of beaches that are already known to tourists, this big part of Palawan still has its hidden wonders for those who love the silent sea treatment.
Head to Nagtabon Beach, a stunning beach spot just one habal-habal away from Bacungan, and enjoy its peaceful vibe. The place has fewer tourists, so you can do fun beach activities such as snorkeling and volleyball without the hassle of a big crowd. You can easily reach the place through private van, motorcycle or tricycle, and even via public transportation. For beach hopping enthusiasts, there are other secluded beaches you can go nearby like the Tagkawayan Beach, which offers a deserted island feel.
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay that is easily accessible, Go Hotels Puerto Princesa branch is conveniently located at North Road, Barangay San Manuel. They also have free WiFi and LED cable TV, so you have a lot of entertainment options despite being in an island. Visit Go Hotel’s website to know how to get there.
Zipcity in Davao City
As one the largest cities in the country, Davao City offers a slew of cultural places and activities to make you fall in love with nature. Since Davao is a great example of a place where nature and city meet, appreciate the great scenery of the place through one of Davao’s most thrilling adventures—zipline!
For first-timers, Zip City in Hilltop, Ma-a is the ideal place to go. Unlike other ziplines, Zip City will make you feel refreshed while you’re up in the air, and it overlooks the breathtaking view of Davao Gulf and Mount Apo. It’s perfect for all ages, and it’s just nearby Dencio’s Kainan, one of Davao’s famous native restaurant. If you fancy a dip, there’s an infinity pool at Mother Ignacia Healing Center, a retreat place located within the hilltop. To maximize your Davao City experience, visit the famous Butterfly House and Crocodile Farm nearby.
At the end of the day, have a good rest on comfy Windsor beds exclusively available at Go Hotels. Their Davao branch is conveniently located at Km. 7, J.P. Laurel Avenue corner Arroyo Street, Lanang. Learn more about the hotel’s exciting features here.
Yumeyakata in Kyoto, Japan
Japan is a country with diverse culture brought about by its chain of interesting regions. And if you were to choose only one to visit this summer, head to Kansai — the heart of Japan. It houses some of the country’s key cities which includes Kyoto, the thousand-year city full of priceless historical structures; Osaka, the city of castles and gastronomic adventures; Nara, home to roaming deers and old temples; Kobe, an attractive port city—and they’re all a train ride away from each other. Kansai is screaming with rich history and culture, you won’t find any other region in the land that will give you a complete and compact tourist experience.
Kick off your trip with a visit to Kyoto’s famous temples and shrines and experience a time warp to the old-century Japan. And what’s a tour to the country’s old age without trying out their iconic national costume? Have your old Japanese culture fix by renting a kimono at Yumeyakata, one of the top kimono rental shops in town, where you can choose over a variety of stylish and chic options. Not only you can play dress up while strolling around the city, their trained in-house stylists will also glam you up for location photographs. See their packages and rent through their website.
For the perfect home away from home, Go Hotels’ partner hotel in Osaka and Kyoto is the best option to enjoy the Kansai Region. Karaksa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi | is located at 1-6-9 Bakuromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi near the famous Shinsaibashi shopping area and Karaksa Hotel Kyoto is located at 12-13 Mibubōjōchō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu. It’s a smart choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and safe place to stay in Japan. To know more about the hotel and its facilities, click here.
If you’re thinking of other places to visit this summer, Go Hotels has a total of 13 branches nationwide. With Go Hotels, there’s no excuse to delay or put off travel plans because of affordable room rates. You can book your stay easily through http://www.gohotels.ph/.