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10 Rainy Day Activities to Chase the Blues Away

The rainy season has been upon us for a while, but just because the weather is gloomy, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. After all, how else will you while away the hours while stuck indoors? Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t leave the house and try these rainy day activities, right?

Luckily, there are plenty of things to do on rainy days in Manila. From laser tag adventures with friends to solo spa days to get that much-needed break from a busy work week, there’s no shortage of fun indoor activities in the Philippines.

To help you plan your rainy season activities, we’ve compiled a handy guide according to what you can do:


Get Inspired

Sip and Gogh

There’s plenty of things to do in Manila to help you keep your spirits up when the grey clouds come. Whether it’s making art or just looking at it, fuel your creativity with these inspiring activities:

Create your masterpiece at Sip and Gogh

Don’t let the gloom get the best of you. Stay positive and inspired by getting in touch with your creative side at Manila’s go-to sip-and-paint class, Sip and Gogh.

If you’re a newbie at painting, don’t worry, Sip and Gogh’s classes are easy to follow and great for everyone from professional to amateur artists. Relax with a beverage of your choice and paint your heart out.

Book Sip and Gogh tickets here

Take quirky snaps at Art in Island Museum

For those Insta-worthy photos, Art in Island Museum has you covered. Where else can you not only view stunning art but become part of it as well? Art in Island’s 3D interactive art will wow you with over 100 hyper-realistic optical illusions, putting you and your family or friends in the center of it all.

Book Art in Island Museum tickets here

Dive into Filipino culture at the National Museums

Fully immerse yourself in local art and culture with a tour of Manila’s three best museums: the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology and the National Museum of Natural History.

See masterpieces like antique costumes and Juan Luna’s Spoliarium, and learn about the country’s endemic flora and fauna. Ticket prices start at P1,350.


Get Physical

LazerXtreme Manila

Get those happy hormones coursing through you with some physical activities that’ll keep you healthy and on your toes.

Train at Elorde Boxing Gym

Try your hand at Muay Thai or boxing at the Philippines’ premier boxing gym, Elorde Boxing. With branches all over the metro, you can choose which one suits your schedule best. Package price starts at P245.

Book Elorde Boxing Gym tickets here

Have an action-packed day at LazerXtreme Manila

If group activities are more your speed, how about a game of laser tag with friends at LazerXtreme Manila? Channel your favorite futuristic action film and zap the day (and the opposing team) away at the 300-sq m split-level gaming arena.

With 22 customizable game formats and vivid green diodes for a better visual experience, you and your friends are sure to have a blast (pun intended). Prices start at P410.

Book Lazer Xtreme Manila tickets here

Live your sniper dreams at Stronghand Shooting Range

Ever seen a sniper in a movie and thought, “I could do that.” Well, at Stronghand Shooting Range, you get the chance to see how handy you actually are with a gun in a safe environment and under the supervision of trained and certified instructors.

Hone your skills with 50 rounds per session and learn to properly hold and handle a firearm. Price of packages start at P2,020.

Book Stronghand Shooting Range tickets here


Treat Yourself

Buffed Nail Lounge

After a day full of fun activities and getting in touch with your inner artist, what better way to cap it all off than with a relaxing day at the spa? Here are some of Manila’s best beauty spa deals.

Amare Spa

Soothe your sore muscles and treat yourself to the ultimate act of self-care with a one hour Swedish or Shiatsu massage at Amare Spa. Price of packages start at P360.

Book Amare Spa tickets here

Mary Pauline Salon

With the summer heat behind us, there’s no need to keep that short bob. Make sure your locks are growing strong and healthy with an afternoon of hair treatments at Mary Pauline Salon.

From Keratin hair treatments to invigorating hair masks, to a simple Brazilian Blowout, this salon can help you with whatever you want to do to your mane. Price of packages start at P899.

Book Mary Pauline Salon tickets here

Buffed Nail Lounge

Pamper yourself to the fullest and get a full mani-pedi. This nail salon that only uses non-toxic products. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you’re lounging in the salon’s ultra-chic and comfy interiors. Package price range starts at P460.

Book Buffed Nail Lounge tickets here

Vine Holistic & Forever Beautiful

Treat your skin to some much-needed care at Vine Holistic and Forever Beautiful, which both specialize in IPL treatments and skin brightening procedures to reverse sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and keep that skin youthful and glowing.

Vine Holistic: Price range starts at P1,099

Book Vine Holistic tickets here

Forever Beautiful: Offers packages starting at P349

Book Forever Beautiful tickets here


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