As COVID-19 cases start to decline and restrictions begin to ease up, museums and parks in the Metro are slowly reopening up again.
So if you have been itching to take a stroll or meet up with friends, while still adhering to minimum health standards of course, then maybe take them to a historical walk in Intramuros or watch the Christmas lights together at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. (Read: 3 Open Spaces in the Metro Where You Can Jog, Relax)
Here are other places to go!
After it was closed to the public in July following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, Rizal Park is welcoming tourists anew.
All visitors, regardless of the vaccination status, shall still undergo mandatory temperature checks at the entrance and are required at all times to follow the minimum health standards. (Read: 5 Insta-Worthy Spots in the Metro for the Ultimate Christmas Feels)
Rizal Park and Paco Park are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Fort Santiago in Intramuros is now open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m every Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends.
The site, however, will have a maximum capacity of 150 people.
Meanwhile, the Baluarte de Santiago will be operating daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a maximum capacity of 80 people and Plaza San Luis will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Manila Ocean Park
A year after Manila Ocean Park was forced to temporarily shut down due to pandemic, it is now welcoming visitors again!
The oceanarium opened its gate in October to fully vaccinated individuals between 18 and 65 years old. (Read: Here’s a List of PH Tourist Destinations Now Open to Travelers)
It is open from Thursdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The National Museum opened its doors once again in October to fully vaccinated individuals.
Only 100 individuals per session will be allowed and proof of identity and vaccination is needed upon entry. (Read: Here’s What You Should Remember When You Visit The National Museum, QCPL This Week)
Those planning to visit the museum should book at least a day before their desired schedule through the website’s Book a Tour option, walk-ins will not be accommodated.
Ayala Triangle Gardens
It’s really beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Last week, Ayala Triangle Gardens have started to put up Christmas lights and decorations for the public to see every night.
The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.