Valentine’s Day Trip Ideas for 2016: 5 Places Near Manila

by Aileen
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Valentine's Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Don’t have any plans yet? How about leaving Manila for a day?

Take a trip out of the metro and enjoy a well deserved QT. Here are some places that are just a short drive away from Manila.

1. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa, Antipolo

Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa

With the Manila Skyline as your backdrop, profess your love to your significant other this Valentine’s day and enjoy some peace and quiet in Antipolo.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is inside Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo, Rizal. You can go on a day trip or stay overnight for less than P7,000 for two.  Their amenities include a heated jacuzzi, Dr. Fish Spa, sauna, meditation lounges, infinity pools, and hydro-massage pools. For massages, they offer an array of choices, such as Ginger Ventosa, Head and Back Massage, and Hot Stone Massage.

2. Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Pampanga

2016 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

For this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration, give your loved one a fun and memorable “weekend of everything that flies.”

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is one of the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia. Apart from hot air balloons, you’ll also get to see performances of acrobatic paragliders, skydiving exhibitions, aerobatic shows, car drifting exhibitions, and more. The event runs from February 11 to 14. 

3. Taza Fresh Table, Tagaytay

Taza Fresh Table Tagaytay

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Enjoy Tagaytay’s cool breeze and go on a gastronomic adventure at Taza Fresh Table. This farm-to-table inspired resto by Taal Vista offers a mix of Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, and Moroccan dishes.

4. Taytay Falls, Laguna

Taytay Falls, Majayjay, Laguna
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If you and your beau love the outdoors, a trip to Taytay Falls at Majayjay, Laguna, should be on top of your to-do list. Take the short trail and be one with nature. Cool down at this 10-15 meter high waterfalls and meet new friends.

5. Avilon Zoo, Rizal

Avilon Zoo, Rizal

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A trip to the zoo isn’t just for kids! Avilon Zoo, the largest zoological institution in the country, offers a fun-filled day with their amazing exhibits and shows. It is just at San Isidro, Rizal. Not sure how you can pull off a date at the zoo? Here are some tips

Forget about dinner and movies. Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by doing something you and your other half rarely do — or haven’t tried.




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