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Step away from busy urban living and spend this month’s long weekends unwinding with the people who matter to you the most! Here are some fun, family-friendly weekend getaway ideas to help you relax and recharge your city-weary batteries:
Ace Water Spa
Not a fan of long drives? Ace Water Spa is the perfect spot to decompress and have fun with the family without leaving the metro. With branches in Quezon City and Pasig, you can spend a full day of lounging in the pool to relax your tired muscles, while the kids splash around from a safe distance.
Ace Water Spa is located at 399 Del Monte Avenue (near cor. Banaue St.) SFDM, Quezon City and United St., cor. Brixton St. near Pioneer, Pasig City. Day rates start at Php 550.00/4 hrs. for adults and Php 250.00/4 hrs. for kids.
With so many activities to choose from, Nuvali is the perfect place for an adventure-filled day while being only an hour away from the city! You can relax and feed the koi by the lake, take a leisurely bike ride with the family, hike through the beautiful greenery and vast fields, or opt for something more adventurous, like wakeboarding and other watersports.
Nuvali is located at Nuvali, Tagaytay Rd, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, 4025 Laguna.
Picnic Grove Tagaytay
Enjoy the cool, fresh mountain breeze at the Picnic Grove in Tagaytay. A mere hour’s drive can transport you to a beautiful mountainscape that would be a great spot to enjoy a picnic in the park with the family. You can also rent out cottages, go horseback riding, try their zipline, and make memories with your nearest and dearest.
Picnic Grove Tagaytay is located at Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite. Entrance fee is Php 50.00/person and parking fees apply.
Crosswinds Resorts Suites Tagaytay
Whisk your family away to the Crosswinds Resorts Suites for a long weekend stay. The beautiful Swiss-inspired architecture and the lower temperature will make you feel like you’re vacationing all the way in Switzerland after traveling a mere hour and a half away from the city.
Crosswinds Resorts Suites Tagaytay is located at Brgy. Iruhin, Central Calamba Road, Tagaytay City, Philippines. Room rates start at Php 6,000.00/night.
Preziosa Botanic Park & Farm Resort
Get back in touch with nature at Preziosa Botanic Park & Farm Resort. After a two-hour drive, enjoy the lush greenery and natural wonder that the farm has to offer. You and your family can choose from a variety of activities, such as a day tour package that starts at Php 750.00/head and takes you around the farm after a sumptuous lunchtime meal. You can also choose to camp out under the stars, inclusive of the services of a camp coordinator, camp use, a tour around the farm, use of tents, use of the mini amphitheatre for bonfire, and one souvenir item. See the stars against clear countryside skies next to the people who matter to you the most.
Preziosa Botanic Park & Farm Resort is located at Luksuhin-Sulsugin Road, Alfonso, Cavite. Day tour packages start at Php 750.00/head, while overnight camping starts at Php 1,000.00/head.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Spend a unique weekend glamping with your family at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. Glamping, short for “glamorous camping”, is all the fun of camping without sacrificing the conveniences of modern facilities.
Nayomi Sanctuary resort is two hours away from the metro and is located at JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan, Balete Batangas. Room rates start at Php 7,999.00/night.
Camp Netanya Resort and Spa
Feel transported to the idyllic blue and whitewashed slopes of Santorini when you and your loved ones spend the weekend at Camp Netanya Resort and Spa. They offer day trip packages that include complimentary use of infinity pool, access to the beach, water activities (regular kayak), lunch at Greeka all-day dining restaurant, and use of pool towels.
Camp Netanya Resort and Spa is located at Bauan-Mabini Rd, Mabini, Batangas. Their day trip packages start at Php 1,700.00 and room rates start at Php 6,000.00/night.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Take your family on a trip down memory lane when you visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Revel in 18th century Spanish style architecture of the picturesque town and take a guided tour around the property. You can take a shuttle to Las Casas from the Quezon City office and be back within the day.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is located at Bayan ng Bagac, 2107 Bataan. Day trip rates start at Php 1,850.00 per head on weekdays and Php 2,500.00 per head on weekends. Room rates start at Php 4,000.00/night.
Andreiana Yuvallos is an Editorial Assistant at Familywise Asia. She loves reading, writing, theatre, and baking on the weekends.