#EveryOppIsAPhotoOpp, am I right?
If you get admonished for needlessly taking and posting photos of yourself in your social media, just respond with “Au contraire, boomer!” (These people can be boomers, or not… but they would still be killjoys, wouldn’t they?)
Selfies, after all, may have psychological benefits for you. By being able to preserve a snapshot of how you look and feel in a certain scenario, you are helping to preserve your sense of self amidst the various uncertainties that life throws at you.
So, for you, fellow selfie taker, let me share my picks of Metro Manila destinations which provide the perfect backdrop for your photo opps!
Lakbay Museo offers visitors the opportunity a Cliff’s Notes version of touring the entire country, all done in a matter of two hours or a thousand steps. This is done through fourteen unique experiences representing eleven exciting destinations providing you an immersive experience into local color and culture.
Lakbay Museo is located at Level 1, S Maison, Marina Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Tickets bought online are priced at Php699 person, which is inclusive of a two-hour tour of the museum.
Sadly, Lakbay Museo will permanently close its doors after July 31, 2022, which leaves you just ten days to visit. You can take advantage of its current Lakbay 1 Get 1 promo extension which allows you to get two tickets for just Pho799.
More about Lakbay Museo here.
Art-in-Island is one of the biggest 3D art galleries in the Philippines, providing visitors a way to interact with the displays and “be part of the art.” The fun lies in you being creative with your poses.
Art-in-Island is located at 175 15th Avenue, Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City.
Tickets are priced at Php500 for adults and Php400 for students.
Art-in-Island will make way for new, never-before-experienced content soon so entrance fees are priced at 50% off (or Php250) from July 19 to August 14, 2022.
More on Art-in-Island here.
The Dessert Museum
The Dessert Museum takes visitors on a sweet and whimsical tour of various sweets and pastries. It has eight themed rooms with eye-catching visual elements such as giant-sized simulations of well-known products, background info on desserts’ history printed on the walls, games that you can play and other bric-a-bracs that complement the themes, all making for perfect photographs.
The Dessert Museum is located at Units 124, 126, 127a, S Maison, Coral Way, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Tickets are priced at Php799 for walk-ins, tickets bought online through thedessertmuseum.com are priced at Php699.
More on The Dessert Museum here.
Manila Ocean Park
As the first marine-themed park in the country, Manila Ocean Park has been enabling city-bound urbanites a way to get a lot of #VitaminSea without having to leave the metro. With fascinating marine life exhibits, entertaining dining and lifestyle hotspots, you can find your perfect shot for the ‘gram.
Manila Ocean Park is located behind the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
You can enjoy fantastic deals on ticket prices with these promos ongoing until August 28, 2022:
- Jolly Splash 6 (Php560, previously Php2,300): includes access to six attractions – Oceanarium, Trails to Antarctica, Christmas Village, World of Creepy Crawlies, Jellies Dancing Sea Fairies, and Super Toy Collection
- Festive Wave 8 (Php680, previously Php3,300): includes access to six attractions – Oceanarium, Trails to Antarctica, Christmas Village, World of Creepy Crawlies, Jellies Dancing Sea Fairies, Super Toy Collection, Sea Lion Show and Bird Show
More about Manila Ocean Park here.
So go ahead, take your snaps! Post them to your heart’s content and look back your happy memories in these fabulous destinations.