The year 2020 has been a hard one for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay home and isolate. With that, many have been missing going out and having a day in the sun.
But with social distancing in place, and the threat of COVID still very much in the air, we cannot risk going to crowded and enclosed spaces. So where do you go? (Read: Batangas Dive Spots Reopening: Here’s What You Need To Know)
In recent weeks, many have trooped to the grounds of the University of the Philippines- Diliman Campus, a popular place for joggers, to get some much-craved fresh air. Ultimately, this led to overcrowding the campus as if a “fun run” was taking place. So much for social distancing, right?
To avoid another incident like this, My Pope Philippines urges everyone to scour places near them that have open spaces. Here are three places to start!
Open Spaces in the Metro: Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio High Street is known for its high-end shops and restaurants pre-pandemic. Today, its open spaces are a welcome respite for those who have been isolated in their condominiums and whose life revolved around their houses and offices. Several pockets of greenery can also be found around Bonifacio Global City.
Open Spaces in the Metro: Ayala Triangle Gardens
Located amid the skyscrapers, the Ayala Triangle Gardens is a 20,000-square-meter spot of trees and green grass. Its rows of restaurants make the area a family hangout place, especially on weekends. Every Christmas season, the place is well-known for the spectacular lights-and-sounds show that runs for a month. (Read: 5 Insta-Worthy Spots in the Metro for the Ultimate Christmas Feels)
Open Spaces in the Metro: Intramuros
If you want a trip down memory lane, Intramuros got you covered! Home to Spanish-era churches, government buildings, schools, and a few surviving monuments and statutes, the Walled City allows you to walk around its various Plazas. You can also visit the Manila Cathedral and pray that this pandemic will soon end! (Read: Manila Cathedral Reopens Its Doors After Six Months)