The capital of Philippines, Manila (officially City of Manila) is one of the oldest cities in the country. Situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, it is home to several landmarks. Some of these include Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church, National Museum of the Filipino People, Ayala Museum, The National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila
Cathedral, and more. Travelers who are foodie should head to the oldest Chinatown to enjoy the delicious Hokkien food, visit Pasay Seafood Market for sea food, or Divisoria Market for street food. Divisoria Market is also a great place to shop for cloths, handicrafts, various fresh produce of the region, and more.
Things to Do in Manila
Divisoria Market is one of the best places to taste the city’s street food and enjoy shopping. Here, one can buy anything from cloths, accessories, handicrafts to various fresh produce of the region. While here, it is suggested to hire a guide so that you can negotiate with the vendors.
Manila Baywalk is a waterside promenade stretching up to nearly 2 kilometers between US Embassy and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Lined with palm trees, it is good place to watch sunset in the city. Here, one will find everything, from skyscrapers, cafes, restaurants, live music and street performers to food vendors.
Pasay Seafood Market
Pasay Seafood Market is situated near the Mall of Asia. The market features stalls piled with shrimps, lobsters, langoustines, crabs, mussels, and variety of fish from tuna to blue marlin. Travelers can buy stuff from these stalls and can take it to the restaurants outside the market to get it prepared according to their taste. Though it can be a little expensive way to dine but is a great way to taste the fresh produce of the region.
Best Time to Fly to Manila
The best time to book cheap flights from New York City to Manila is between the months of November & April (Dry Season). During these months, the weather in the city remains pleasant. Thus, allowing visitors to explore the region at its best. It is suggested to book NYC to MNL flights in advance to avoid paying more later!
Philippines Airlines Flights from NYC to Manila
After some relaxations amid worldwide lock down, the Philippine airlines will be carrying out special flights for Filipino nations/ passport holders, their foreign spouses and children, and officials of foreign government and international organizations.
The flights from New York to Manila will operate on May 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 1915 hours and will reach Manila at 2345 local time the next day.
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