What to Pack for a Crazy, Fun Week in Manila
by Donna Lopez Manio | September 23, 2015
Manila is a charming, lovely city that is home to some of the friendliest people and interesting cultural mixes. There’s everything for everyone in Manila.
Make the most out of your time in this colorful, interesting city by coming prepared!
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The secret to packing for the highly bipolar, normally humid Manila weather is the combination of light, breezy and comfortable with items to let you dress up or down—like accessories and a light jacket (especially for the rainy nights).
Day trip: food trips and walking tours
When it’s time to get active and you still want to look chic, throw on a light-colored short or sleeveless button-down with your most comfy pair of jeans and sandals. Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses!
Evening at the Collective or Cubao X
Manila has an interesting nightlife that’s robust with art and music. When in artsy haunts, sport a soft, basic shirt and maybe some cutoffs (it gets humid at night, even when it’s rainy).
A trip to a nearby beach
A visit to Manila wouldn’t be complete without going to a beach in neighboring cities. Make sure you bring swimwear, flip flops (which will be handy for a huge part of your trip) and sunblock.
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