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11 Summer Date Ideas

Maybe try something other than an outdoor picnic?

We know going on a picnic would be your first instinct, but we're here to show you that there are so many other ways to spend quality time with your beau other than this summer staple. Don't believe us? Check this out!

1. Hold an afternoon BBQ.

Let your man whip out the grill and win you over with his rather impressive barbecue skills. Can you say H-O-T?

2. Watch movies under the stars.

We know Manila has no drive-in movie theaters, but we can't let that stop us from holding our own film viewing...under the stars! Head to your guy's place with a big blanket, some pillows, lightly salted popcorn, and a laptop full of movies. Add a bonfire and make some s'mores while you're at it! What could be more romantic?

3. Swim with sharks and stingrays!

Doing something adventurous together can strengthen your bond and give you something to talk about years from now. Don't forget to snap some pics to document your bravery! #StingraySelfie, anyone? Read all about swimming with rays in Manila Ocean Park HERE.


4. Go wakeboarding.

This seems like a guy thing to do, but trust us when we say that you and your man will create some of the best and silliest memories here! Don't worry about wiping out—that's all part of the fun. For more info, visit Republiq Wakepark's website.

5. Visit weekend markets.

They're a great, chill place to sit down, discover delicious food, and chat for hours. Who knows, you might even discover your favorite stall and make it your regular sunday brunch place!

6. Head to the beach and let him do this.

We understand that heading out of town is daunting, especially if you only have a couple days off. Don't worry, we've got you covered! Check out beaches near Manila HERE.

7. Get stoked.

Catch a wave or two at Club Manila East's surf pool! Check it out HERE.

8. Chill at a music fest.

If you and your man are a little too hipster for the Manila music scene, check out the Wanderland Music Festival coming up this May. Can't figure out which festival to go to? Take this quiz now!

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9. Celebrate a local festival.

Aside from music-related festivals, why not check out some of the best local fiestas that the Philippines has to offer? Click HERE, Cosmo Girls!

10. Get down and dirty.

We know your man would love you forever if you brought him here! The Sandbox at Alviera has so many exciting outdoor activities to choose from—we can't possibly list them all down. Watch the video above for a sneak peek! Also, check out their website HERE

11. Play paintball.

Patrick and Kat did it in 10 Things I hate About You, so why can't you? Head over to Global Gutz and recreate the totally cute scene below!

Check out some other movie scenes to recreate this summer HERE

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