Places to visit in the Metro to get your kids into nature
You don't have to travel far to get to experience nature! Here are some amazing hidden pockets of nature located right in Metro Manila.
1. La Mesa Eco Park
La Mesa Eco Park is really one of the destinations that you really have to visit with your family. Located in Quezon City, La Mesa Eco Park boasts of a swimming pool, boating activities, and gorgeous trails that you would have to see to believe!
2. Arroceros Forest Park
Would you believe us if we told you that right smack dab in the center of Manila lies a gorgeous national park? Well, Arroceros Forest Park is just that.
Located near the old Metropolitan Theater, near Park and Ride in Lawton, Arroceros Forest Park almost feels like it’s hidden in plain sight. Once you go inside however, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to an entirely different place.
If you’re near Manila, and you want to spend some time with your kids just basking in nature’s glory, why not try visiting Arroceros Forest Park?
3. Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City is another “hidden gem” for those looking to catch a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The amazing thing about the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is that there’s a lake right smack dab in the middle of the park. Who could have imagined that there’s a park with a lake near Quezon City Circle? Cool right? And perfect for family picnics. Just make sure to bring a trash bag, so that you can keep the park clean.
4. Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens is a pretty well known place, especially for those who are working in Makati. And even if it’s a commonly visited place, it’s still one of the most amazing parks that you can visit in Makati!
Anyone can just drop by and sit on the grass, have some snacks or have lunch at the numerous restaurants inside the Triangle, and some people jog or exercise in the wide open spaces. It’s a great sidetrip if you’re planning to go malling in nearby Glorietta or SM Makati.
5. Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago isn’t just a place that’s full of history, it’s also a great destination for families looking to do something different!
Aside from the lush greenery, Fort Santiago is also home to the Jose Rizal Museum, where your kids can learn a lot about our national hero. And really, when would your kids get a chance to explore a Spanish era fort right in Manila? If you’re looking to add some history and culture in your family’s life, then make sure to go visit Fort Santiago!
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