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The Best Things to Do this Easter Weekend If You're Staying in Manila

What to do, where to go, and what to eat in the city this Easter.
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Sometimes, you don’t have to go far for a memorable Easter holiday. Everything you need to celebrate the occasion can be found in the city (or a quick drive out).

Get the complete “Nobu Experience” with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa


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Join world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa as he visits Manila to host a one-night-only culinary affair, “The Nobu Experience.” Guests will be able to move around the room, interact with the chefs, and indulge in Japanese-Peruvian fusion dishes. Expect a well-curated buffet corner, live action stations, a carving station, cold kitchen hors d'oeuvres, and hot kitchen canapes, among others.

“The Nobu Experience” will be on March 31 at P10,000 per person and will include the canape dinner, a meet-and-greet with photo op with the celebrity chef, and a signed copy of his book, Nobu: A Memoir.

Unwind at Peninsula Manila's Easter Weekend Escapade


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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that doesn’t involve leaving town, head to The Peninsula Manila. The Pen Days of Easter Weekend Escapade is the perfect staycation package for families looking to unwind this Easter. The package includes a special breakfast at Escolta, welcome amenities, and one activity passport for a junior guest to enjoy the Secret Easter Garden activities.

The Pen Days of Easter Weekend Escapade is from March 31 to April 2, 2018. Package rates start at P8,500 for a Superior Room.

Head to Shangri-La at the Fort for a mini-getaway


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For a holiday treat perfect for the whole family, Shangri-La at the Fort’s Easter Festival is your one-stop destination to stay, dine, and play. Enjoy seasonal menus from five different restaurants before bringing the whole family to take part in Boni the Bull’s Easter Kidchella. Younger guests can look forward to an afternoon of cookie decorating, musical improvisation, storytelling by local group Ispriktik, and games. And of course, the classic Easter egg hunt.

The Easter Festival is from March 23 to April 2. Rates start at P9,900 per night for a Deluxe Room category.

Take the children to an Easter egg hunt at the Manila Hotel

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Easter Sunday is commonly spent among family members, so why not take the kids to an afternoon egg hunt? Bond with the young ones over rainbow-colored eggs, magic shows, and games at the Manila Hotel. To participate, guests can either book a room through the Easter Room Package, dine at one of the hotel's restaurants, or walk-in and pay a fee.

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Have Easter Sunday brunch at Raffles and Fairmont Makati


For Easter Sunday, Fairmont Makati is hosting an Easter Sunday Brunch on April 1. Feast over a live-culinary theater of international cuisine and Easter-themed desserts from 12 to 3 p.m., with the choice to upgrade to unlimited cocktails, beer, and wine. Kids (age 12 and below) can eat at 50 percent off and enjoy the play area with exciting activities such as egg-hunting, face-painting, and a screening of Easter-themed movies.

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For more information on food and beverage offers, please call Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s Restaurant Reservations at 795 1840 or email [email protected].

Quick drive out of town: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at Balay Dako Tagaytay

Although driving to Tagaytay early in the morning simply to eat may not sound like an ideal getaway, Balay Dako by Antonio’s might just convince you otherwise. The restaurant’s daily breakfast buffet is a no-fail dining experience for Filipino breakfast staples with mouthwatering flavors and the comforting tastes of home. Guests can enjoy a selection of dishes from rich champorado to make your own fried rice while basking in Balay Dako’s stunning view overlooking Taal volcano.

Stay in and have a Netflix marathon

Why even leave the comforts of your home this Easter? Pajamas, a good cup of coffee, and a Netflix subscription are all you need for a lazy morning in. Binge-watch episodes of Chef’s Table, catch up on new episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, or rewatch cult classics like Friends over the holidays.

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