Are you still thinking of great ways to spend the summer vacation with your whole family? Get ideas from everythingcebu's handful of suggestions!
1. Have a picnic.
Have you been to Plaza Independencia lately? The park has been improved and maintained more regularly, making it an ideal spot for family picnics. You can prepare healthy snacks or meals and refreshing drinks as well as bring your mat, and share a fun lunch or dinner with your spouse and kids. Plaza Independencia has lots of shaded areas that you can choose from, and all you have to do to feel fully comfortable there is wear the right outdoor clothes, a pair of sunglasses, and hats.
You may also go to the nearby Senior Citizens Park if you feel like exploring another picnic venue. Or better yet, go to IT Park in Lahug to have a cool view of the vast starry sky and let the kids play in a grass-filled playground for free!
2. Watch a 4D movie.
It would also be great if you give the 4D theater a try. You can easily find one in Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, specifically the branch in Osmeña Blvd. The hotel's 4D Cinema is located at the 18th floor. For 150 pesos only, you can have 15 minutes of exciting cinematic experience!
There are various 4D short films you can choose from, and you better get ready to get wet! It is but normal in a 4D theater to be splashed on by real water or have your seat moved along with the scenes on the big screen. Yes, the experience will be THAT real and nerve-wrecking and scream-inducing all at the same time! For the package rates, schedules, and other info, check out this link.
3. Check out a museum.
Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Museo Sugbo, Casa Gorordo Museum, and Rizal Memorial Library and Museum are your best bets for a great museum visit. These local museums offer distinct but equally interesting exhibits that both adults and children in your family will surely enjoy. A visit to any of these educational places can even help teach your kids to appreciate the colorful culture and history of Cebu. To find out more in-depth information about Cebu's top museums, visit the pages below.
- Cathedral Museum of Cebu
- Museo Sugbo: Showcasing Cebu’s Heritage
- Casa Gorordo Museum
- Rizal Memorial Library and Museum
4. Play some sports.
Sports are always sound reasons to bond with your loved ones and stay fit and healthy. So, why not take your spouse and children to City Sports Club? It houses badminton courts, basketball courts, and other athletic facilities. You may even go to Metro Sports Cebu, a badminton club and sports center that's located in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, near Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Check out their complete contact info through this link.
By playing badminton and other sports, you are encouraging fitness and good health in the family. Plus, you get to teach your children on the importance of learning some sports and staying active while growing up.
5. Stay at a hotel.
Our previous summer post talked about hotel promos that the entire family can take advantage of this year. You can make use of those ideas to spend your own family summer vacation in a fun and relaxing manner!
You may book a weekend stay in a water park resort that offers a range of water activities both for children and adults. Or, you may stay at a local accommodation that comes with discounted dining packages so you and your loved ones can eat like celebrities while spending quality time in a fully equipped, highly comfortable room!
6. Try child-friendly outdoor adventures.
Outdoor fun is always a must-do during the hot season; so, if you want to make the most of this year's summer, go ahead and try activities that you can enjoyably do with your spouse and children. Going to Mountain View Nature Park on a weekend can be a great idea for this ever-famous place has lots of family-friendly adventures. There are camping sites, swimming pools, picnic grounds, benches, karaoke facilities, hanging bridges, viewing decks, and gardens. It even comes with a children's park and a mini zoo that your kids will surely love!
Other ideal adventure venues are Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon at Lilo-an and Danasan Eco-Adventure Park in Danao, where you and your family can enjoy horseback riding, ATV riding, caving, and a whole lot of exciting outdoor activities!
7. Reward yourselves with a shopping spree.
Graduation sales and summer shopping promos are all around this March! Do stay tuned for the latest offerings of SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, and other top Cebu malls so you can reward yourself and your family with a shopping spree. Visit these links for comprehensive info:
8. Enjoy strolling by the sea.
Have you tried walking along South Road Properties at late afternoon or nighttime? SRP's vast sea view, newly developed mini parks, and regularly maintained boardwalks will give you a simple yet free way to appreciate the city and have nice chitchats with your loved ones. Watch out for the sunset one Saturday afternoon. Play some soothing music in the car while parking. Run around with your children on the vast grounds. Or, simply sit on the seawall watching the ships and boats pass by and listening to the hustle and bustle of the streets behind you. There's surely no non-priceless moment when you're with the people you love.
9. Go for a road trip.
Would it not be great to spend summer vacation with an exciting road trip around Cebu and provinces? Indeed, the whole family can have a wonderful time touring around the beaches on the South and the natural attractions on the North, especially when you are equipped with enough food and the right clothes. Pack your bags, prepare swimming outfits, and make sure your car's fully loaded to enjoy a summer trip in Cebu's famous spots!
10. Set a pizza and game night.
Finally, you could choose to stay at home and enjoy hours of laughing and being together. One great idea to spend a fun evening during summer is gathering the kids in the living room and playing a game. Order a pizza to complete this simple yet fun at-home event. Let such a delicious treat serve as a reward for every correct answer or every team/individual win. Click the links below to find the perfect pizza houses for your planned family nights.
Summer should be about having fun, especially with the people who are close to your heart. So, make this year's hot season jump with life by trying out the right activities with your fam! Should you have any more ideas, feel free to comment below. *wink