Finally, a time to relax and recharge our social batteries.
October is the perfect month to embark on a long weekender and enjoy the crisp early Christmas air, stunning holiday attractions, and a range of activities and events. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or relaxation, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the upcoming look weekend.
Book your flights, file that vacation leave, stay indoors – do whatever you want this long weekend in the Philippines from October 29 to November 2! (And yet another weekend on the 4th and 5th!)
Here are some suggested things to do and other options for making the most of your long weekender!
Reconnect with nature.
The long weekend also means an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Unwinding and getting that much-needed reset is a fantastic way to enjoy the October long weekend. Consider taking a hike in a nearby trek and explore the trails lined with tall trees. The crisp weather and breathtaking views will rejuvenate your mind and body, and this activity is very much easy to do in a country like the Philippines!
Go for a food trip.
Food enthusiasts can embark on a food trip adventure during the long weekend. Visit the nearest Samgyupsal resto near you, go for an unlimited wings spree with friends, get some coffee fix and catch up with colleagues, and more!
You can also try visiting festivals in highly-ubranized provinces and tourist destinations just like in Bacolod, Negros Occidental for the Masskara Festival or the Buglasan Festival in Dumaguete!
Relive your childhood at amusement parks.
For thrill-seekers, amusement parks often offer special weekend events and Halloween-themed surprises for the guests. Experience the exhilaration of roller coasters and haunted mazes, admire the festive decorations, and indulge in seasonal treats and wake up that inner child in you. This is a great option for families to bond or for adrenaline junkies looking for an unforgettable time to spend the long weekend.
Book a staycation.
For a more serene experience, consider retreating to a cozy cabin, a private beach villa, or a bed and breakfast resort. These rural getaways allow you to unwind while surrounded by the beautiful sceneries of beaches and mountain views, or the vibrant and picturesque cityscapes up in your hotel room. Take long walks, read by the balcony, or simply enjoy the tranquility that a long weekend vacation has to offer.
Rest and remember this Undas Weekend
The long weekend is also the Undas weekend in the Philippines, a time-honored tradition that brings families and communities together to remember and honor departed loved ones. This long weekend is filled with various activities and rituals that symbolize reverence for the dead. You may also meet with your family and make the most of the Undas weekend by participating in traditional customs, visiting in cemeteries, and have a little meryenda with kakanins and soft drinks, a classic Filipino way of celebrating the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.
Stay and relax at home!
Staying at home for the long weekend can be a refreshing and fulfilling experience – and nothing beats this kind of comfort and rest. The long weekend offers a chance to take a break from the hectic routine, relax, and unwind in the comfort of one's own space. With no work or social commitments, staying at home provides an opportunity to catch up on much-needed rest, engage in personal hobbies, or indulge in quality time with loved ones. Whether it's reading a book, binge-watching a favorite TV series, or simply enjoying a leisurely walk in the neighborhood, staying at home allows individuals to rejuvenate their mind and body, boosting their overall well-being. Staying at home for the long weekend eliminates the hassle of traveling and saves both time and money, too! This simple activity where you do almost nothing for the long weekend can offer a much-needed retreat and foster a sense of contentment and relaxation for you.
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