10 Staycation Spots to Spend the Holidays

10 Staycation Spots to Spend the Holidays

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Relaxation without the hassle of traveling far is a must these days. No wonder “staycation” is becoming a popular way to escape and unwind today.

This season of joy, give yourself a break and treat your family to a well-deserved vacation. Take them to a short yet complete staycation experience to enjoy the holidays.

Here are some staycation spots we recommend to you.

City of Dreams Manila

1 City of Dreams Manila(Image source: City of Dreams Manila)

Its world-class amenities and exceptional customer service make City of Dreams Manila a dream staycation for anyone. This integrated resort houses three luxurious hotels namely Nobu Hotel, Crown Towers, and Hyatt Manila. It also features a variety of premium restaurants for distinct culinary preferences.

Together with your family or friends, make your experience here unforgettable with its entertainment and recreational amenities. Have fun with your kids or younger siblings at Dreamwork’s Dreamplay. Watch international live performances at Centerplay or enjoy some drinks and music at Pangaea or Chaos night bars.

City of Dreams is very accessible with its location along Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard in Paranaque City.

Solaire Resort & Casino

2 Solaire Resort & Casino

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If you love watching sunsets, then Solaire Resort is the place to be. Located at the heart of the Entertainment City in Paranaque, its Bay and Sky Towers allow you to see the panoramic view of Manila Bay.

Experience a fusion of world-class flavors at their fine dining restaurants and buffet diners. At night, discover an exciting nightlife at Dragon and Eclipse bar. Forget your worries with their recreational facilities like gym, wellness spa, sky range, and Azure pool.

Resorts World Manila

3 Resorts World Manila

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You may have known Resorts World Manila as the first integrated resort in the Philippines, but staycation here is truly worth it.

Choose from its four hotels namely Maxims Hotel, Marriott Hotel Manila, Remington Hotel, and Belmont Hotel. Each has exceptional service and recreational facilities perfect for your budget and the whole family.

Make the most out of your stay here by dining out in world-class restaurants like Ginzadon for Japanese and Korean food, The Terrace for Mediterranean dishes, and Prosperity Court for comfort food like pizza and pasta. Shop for great finds in Newport Mall or watch stage plays in the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

Resorts World Manila is located at Newport City, near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

Hotel H2O

4 Hotel H2O

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It’s never too late to make your under the sea fantasy come alive. Hotel H2O took inspiration from the ocean to offer marine themed rooms and suites with aquariums with the Manila Bay view.

Both the kids and those young at heart would love to spend the holidays here. Discover the taste of Asia at Makan Makan Asian Food Village. By night, enjoy a glass of wine at Club H2O Lounge or chill out with friends at Whitemoon Bar. They also offer budget-friendly special promos for the holidays.

Hotel H2O is located near Manila Ocean Park and is behind the Quirino Grandstand at Luneta Park.

The Peninsula Manila

5 The Peninsula Manila

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Aside from its world-class customer service, The Peninsula Manila has an impressive collection of restaurants like Escolata, Spices, Old Manila, and The Lobby.

During the holiday season, the hotel is decorated with lights, dozens of poinsettias, and other Christmas decorations. Special promos for Christmas and New Year buffets are offered, making it a truly a great place to spend your holiday staycation.

The Peninsula Manila is located at the busy area of Makati Business District.

Z Hostel

6 Z Hostel

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If you’re a smart traveler who wants to spend the holidays in a luxurious hostel, you might want to consider the Z Hostel.

Known for its fun and social atmosphere, strangers aren’t to be found here. Meet new friends in their shared and mixed rooms that suit your budget. At their roof deck bar, have some drinks and enjoy the fantastic view of Manila skyline while dancing to the beat of some local and international DJs.

The hostel also houses the Z Café where you can have a buffet breakfast. Such a great morning to start your day, right?

Z Hostel is located along Don Pedro Street, Makati City.

Vivere Hotel & Resorts

7 Vivere Hotel & Resorts

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If you’re from the southern part of Metro Manila, don’t miss a staycation experience at Vivere Hotel & Resorts in Alabang. It’s a 31-storey five-star hotel where you can admire the picturesque view of Laguna de Bay.

Its beautiful exteriors and interiors can help you forget all the stress. For staycationers who just can’t leave their work yet still need some time to relax, the hotel provides business facilities and recreational amenities like the Vivere Spa and Vivere Azure. Satisfy your cravings while enjoying a skyline view in The Nest located on the 31st floor.

Vivere Hotel & Resorts is located at Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay

8 Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay

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Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is a sure spot to enjoy a cold holiday staycation with family or friends. Harvest vegetables in the garden or feed animals in the farm. An obstacle course is also ready for families who want to bond with physical activities.

Apart from their country style activities, different places in Tagaytay like Taal Lake, Picnic Grove, and Sky Ranch are within your reach.

Hotel Kimberly can be found in Brgy. Kaybagal North, Crisanto Avenue in Tagaytay, Cavite.

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

9 Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

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An impeccable setting for an unforgettable getaway, Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City promises a great experience for guests and travelers. It has a large park where every family member can socialize at.

You can walk by the beach and appreciate the breathtaking view of the Davao Gulf. Definitely a boost to your mood!

It also features first-class diners namely Café Uno, Pizzaiolo, Vinta Bar, and Pool Aquarius.

Radisson Blu Cebu

10 Radisson Blu Cebu

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Radisson Blue is an ideal staycation spot for all Cebuanos out there. Assurance of great stay and value for money are the main reasons you should go here.

Enjoy a stunning view of the Cebu skyline and Mactan channel. Various dishes and cuisines are served in their two top notch restaurants. They also have three bar areas where you can enjoy refreshing drinks with friends.

Radisson Blue is located along Osmena Boulevard cor Juan Luna Ave, Cebu City.

Make the most out of the holidays and find the perfect spot for your staycation. Be sure you have enough budget to accommodate all your needs during your getaway.

No need to worry if things aren’t really working out for your pockets. You can always count on online pawnshops to pawn some of your unused valuable items like jewelry and gadgets.

What are you waiting for? Plan ahead, compute your budget, and pack for your staycation this holidays!

 

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Gem Muzones

Gem is a contributing writer for PawnHero. She was a news writer who walked alongside protesters in the streets of Manila and a magazine editor who got free passes to product launches and the hippest events. She's a big Game of Thrones fangirl, 1/2 of a budget travel blogging duo for Travels with a Hobo, and suffers from chronic hair dissatisfaction (she changes her hair color every month).