We made a shortlist of urban jungles worth roaming
Urban dwellers walk to reach a certain destination, spend some down time, and discover new things. Some do it because it’s a great exercise, while others do so to unwind. Whatever the reason, we all know that a good day for a walk warrants a comfortable ensemble that would make walking easy and one thing you can’t forgo is a pair of comfy shoes—like the Merrell 1SIX8—that’s built to make people go around the city in comfort and style, 168 hours a week to be exact.
Now that we’ve got your urban walking shoes covered, we thought we’d make a list of the most walkable cities in the metro to take the Merrell 1SIX8 for an adventure.
We’ve highlighted a few things to do in every city, too! Read on:
Makati. The country’s business district is a great place to roam around if you like the idea of strolling on paved concrete sidewalks under the canopy of skyscrapers. You’re sure to find countless food haunts for every budget here, too. Try visiting on Saturdays and Sundays to check out Salcedo Market and Legazpi Market for great treats.
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Makati is also home to the Ayala Museum where you can admire contemporary architecture and archeological artifacts among others. Meanwhile, you can head to Makati’s series of shopping centers and the beautifully-landscaped Ayala Triangle park if you feel like cooling down.
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Bonifacio Global City. BGC is a modern city that’s practically made for pleasant walking. A simple stroll along key locations such as Bonifacio High Street and Burgos Circle for instance will make you appreciate street arts like murals and sculptures, the diversity and abundance of food hubs, and the well-thought of stopovers that make commuting so much easy.
Nestled in this city are the Korean Cultural Center (KCC)—home to all things Korean—and The Mind Museum—a world class science museum—that are both worth checking out for those born with curiosity. If you’re into taking part in or watching street performances, then the BGC Impromptu is perfect for a dose or two of busking segments.
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Alabang. If you ever find yourself somewhere south of the metro, then you might want to check out the areas of Alabang such as the clustered establishments of Alabang Town Center and the residential part of Ayala Alabang and Alabang Hills which both offer leisure spaces for walking. Apart from the said areas, you can also meander along The Park located at the Madrigal Business district where you can breathe fresh air and relax. Another option would be to rent a bike at Filinvest and savor the surrounding lush greenery.
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Marikina. If the weather is good, head over to the east and find the Marikina gems waiting for you in the form of quaint cafes. A quick Google search will lead you to the must-visit restos in the area, and we’re sure you’ll be prepping yourself to go restaurant hopping in no time. Of course, a trip to the country’s shoe capital would not be complete without a visit to the Marikina Shoe Museum.
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Quezon City. The country’s largest city does not disappoint when it comes to adventure. From attractions like parks and malls to great food haunts and lush reservation, QC has got you covered. First off, you can get in touch with nature by taking a walk at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife and La Mesa Watershed Reservation.
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Next, ready yourself for a food trip at Maginhawa St. where you can find restaurants that serve local and international cuisines, startup coffee shops, and many other food joints. Scour the entire Maginhawa street on foot to find the best hole-in-the-walls.
Manila. Make yourself feel comfortable walking on the brick roads of Fort Santiago found in Intramuros—the oldest district of Manila steeping with character and history. It’s the perfect place to be for days when you feel like admiring the breathtaking centuries-old architecture. Visit the different churches and in the walled city and the nearby Rizal Park, too.
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When you feel like eating after your Manila walk tour, then proceed to Binondo for a food crawl like no other.
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