Escape the heat at these 6 cool spaces within Metro Manila!

You don't have to have "fun under the sun" just because it's summer! Cool down in these indoor summer escapes within Metro Manila!

You don't have to suffer through the summer months, looking forward to out of town trips as your only respite from the intense heat! Within Metro Manila, there are super cool spaces you can escape to with the entire family to cool down and have fun!

1. Ace Water Spa

With branches in Pasig and Quezon City, Ace Water Spa offers great facilities like an indoor olympic-sized pool as well as kiddie pools. Kids will surely enjoy splashing around while parents enjoy waterfall massages in the same pool.

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2. Manila Ocean Park

At Trails to Antartica in Manila Ocean Park, you'll get to meet live penguins! You can also visit the super cool Snow Village and experience the Slide O'Fun. Is your kid fond of the water? They'll surely enjoy the park's Mermaid Swim Experience!

3. Board Game Cafes

Board Game bars and cafes have become popular hangouts lately and with good reason! They offer a space to relax and have fun with family and friends, making you feel as if you never left the house!

One of the most kid-friendly board game cafes is Mrs. Graham's Cafe in Scout Rallos, Quezon City. You can choose from their collection of fun games such as Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly Deal, and Fishing Games while enjoying refreshing milkshakes and sweet macarons!

4. Ice cream shops

Take your pick from the coolest ice cream shops all over Metro Manila, like Kool Kids in Kapitolyo, Merry Moo in SM Aura, Mad Mark's in Glorietta or Sebastian's in Mall of Asia!

It's one of the most obvious, but totally timeless ways to escape. After getting your sweet fix, you can stroll in the mall or catch a movie, too!

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5. Skating Rinks

The newest skating rink is XRink, located in Robinsons Magnolia and Uptown BGC, which proudly uses ecological, synthetic ice. This type of ice is environment friendly and it also makes it easier for beginners to skate! They also offer assistive devices in adorable bear shapes to make sure kids (and adults) are safe on the ice!

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6. Interactive Museums

Cool down while learning with the whole family at fun interactive museums like the Mind Museum in BGC. Are you and your families in love with selfies and groupfies? The 3D Art in Island Museum in Cubao may just be the best place to have fun and take loads of creative photos! For astronomy buffs, you can now also experience the National Museum's planetarium for free until April 30!

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