With so much to do– from deadlines at work to the daily commute – and so little time, the idea of vacation seems impossible. That’s why many people are choosing to have the best staycation in Manila instead. That way, they can have fun even without hopping on a plane en route to another destination.

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a local looking for the best staycation in Manila, the vast capital of the Philippines has always something new to offer. Any Manileño knows that the metropolis is always on the go for anything!

In this article, we take a look at five best destinations to have staycation in Manila!

1. ZEN Home Gramercy Residences in Makati

Want to shop ‘til you drop? Makati is the place for you. A pristine oasis, one of the sixteen cities which joined together to make up modern day Manila, Makati offers miles of malls packed with boutique fashion and high-end restaurants serving up gourmet food. The best place for staycation in Manila with pool? ZEN Home Gramercy Residences. With a great location, amenities, and friendly staff, the ZEN Home Gramercy is the perfect place to rest your weary head and put down those shopping bags!

2. ZEN Rooms Symphony in Quezon City

Where else is better to entertain yourselves than in Quezon City? Dubbed as the City of Stars, Quezon City is home to the two biggest media networks in the Philippines—GMA and ABS-CBN. While you’re there, you can book a media tour to any of these two networks so you can watch live performances of the biggest celebrities in the country. If you still have a concert hangover, you can sing your hearts out like your favorite local celebrities at any KTV bars in the city. There are also parks where you can chill, have a photo shoot, or picnic. And if you’re tired, you can head to ZEN Rooms Symphony in Timog Avenue in Quezon City (which is close to the two media networks by the way so expect to see celebrities passing through any time) for that staycation in Manila with pool.

3. ZEN Premium Selah Garden Pasay in Manila

garden and pool view of selah garden

Vacation in Manila? It’s possible! With ZEN Premium Selah Garden Pasay‘s amenities like the pool, you’ll surely have a great time! After enjoying its amenities, you can also tour the different attractions in Pasay like the MAnila Bay, Dessert Museum, Mall of Asia, and more!

4. ZEN Rooms Malate Nakpil in Manila

Prefer to be closer to the nightlife? Perfect for party animals, the epicenter of bars, karaoke joints and clubs, Malate never sleeps. Whether you’re looking for hard rock or disco divas, you’ll find it in Malate. Where to sleep it off? The perfectly situated ZEN Rooms Malate Nakpil puts you right on top of the entertainment, but a blissful night – or days – sleep in perfect comfort is guaranteed to get you ready in time for your next party. It’s like you already have a vacation in Manila!

5. ZEN Premium Dela Chambre Hotel Manila in Binondo

Manila’s “Chinatown” district is a hub of activity, a dynamic neighborhood filled with great street eats, where silver jeepneys flash by historic sites such as the 16th Century Binondo Church. This is the area for foodies and people who want to soak up what everyday life in the capital is all about. If street lanterns and dim sum for breakfast is your thing, where better to stay than the ZEN Premium Dela Chambre Hotel Maanila, right in the heart of Chinatown, where your comfort is literally guaranteed. For those who love to sing, this spacious hotel even has its very own karaoke lounge.

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