Valentine’s Day is known by the majority as the single awareness day, but who says people need a companion for this one special day of the year? Whether you are celebrating this day with your partner or your buddies, you can never go wrong with fun budget-friendly ideas. Cebu has the best places you can hang out when you are tight on cash.
Cityscape on TOPS
An observation deck at Busay Hills. It offers a panoramic view of the city and Mactan Island. The view from the mountain is a fresh scene away from the sensory bombardment found in more frenetic areas of the city. The lack of a buzzing scene is a plus factor to the romantic atmosphere it brings.
Sunrise at Mountain View
Celebrate something special with a trip on a camping site. Rent a tent and spend the night away on top of Busay Hills. Appealing to your adventurous side that won’t break the bank, the spot offers numerous facilities for your stay. Add some extra romance by watching the sunrise and up your chances of scoring something great.
South Road Properties (SRP) Beach View
Spontaneity is the ideal ingredient for a foolproof date. Go for a ride and park at a good spot along the coastal road for the sunset. Dine with take-outs or dig in your packed sandwiches, salads, and wine. Whatever you have in your menu, nothing can go wrong with the sweeping tableau of the changing colors of the sky and the sea into the night.
Moonlight Over Cebu
Stargaze without the blanket and the grass. Enjoy the vie at the roof deck of Ayala’s new wing. If you are dead broke, you can walk through the windows of the mall and head on to this open floor for the moon at the backdrop. Play 20 Questions or just share the silence. Whatever you have in mind, this place will surely keep up on the specials and break on your dinner bill.
Get It On at I.T. Park
Bummed that you can’t afford a dinner at a fancy restaurant? Get those matching aprons out and fire up the skillet for cooking. Then, exercise your creative talents by putting on your walking shoes and heading to Asiatown IT Park for a night picnic. Pick a spot and dine out like nobody’s business. Don’t forget the thin blanket and cozy up.
Get Bewildered at Mandaue Bridge Park
Sunset Boulevards sound cheesy, but the view at Mactan’s side is impeccable. Grab your guy and park just below Marcelo Fernan Bridge. He may hate the mushy scenes in the movies, but he will thank you for this discovery. There is something for everyone and plenty of things you never knew existed.
Travel Back in Time at Fort San Pedro
If you are in the area for a long time, chances are you never got around to seeing a lot of tourist attractions. Have pretentious conversations about history at Fort San Pedro. Look for online travel guides for the city or put together an information of the place. Either way, you will have something to talk or laugh about the whole time. Don’t forget to take pictures.
Reminisce at Plaza Independencia
If you are tired with the routine-like mall scenes, stop and reminisce Cebu’s rich cultural past. Go for the classic walk in the park while holding hands. The gazebo, the lamp posts around the area, the flood lamps on monuments, and the lighted balls on trees add up to the romantic setting it naturally provides.
Get Physical at Ayala Business Park
Depending on the weather, head on to Ayala grounds for a night run. Get a dose of adrenaline rush just right at the back of 2Quad Building. It’s a great way to have fun and let loose with your partner. Get sweaty and healthy all at the same time. Burn that extra calories and spend quality time with your love.
Road Trip to Parola Liloan
Can’t get away for a vacation? If you’re in for a long car ride, check out the old lighthouse in the nearby town. The Liloan Lighthouse is a favorite romantic destination at the end of a long spectacle of seascape.
The entire night for a date does not have to cost much. It should, however, get you romantically sold. You can get the object of your affection swooned with the luxury of gaudy dinners, but sometimes all it takes is a scoop of ice cream to make the magic. Pitch woos with the best of them. Explore how romantic Cebu is.