Traveling with your family is a fun thing to do to break away from the daily routine and stress. You also get have new learning experiences and spend some quality time with each other. It’s an exciting thing to do especially when you are travelling in an interesting place such as Cebu City. Cebu City is a small island in the central part of the Philippines with loads of things to do and places to visit. To help you with the planning for your next family trip, here are 5 family-friendly things to do in Cebu City Philippines with your family! Have fun!
1. Go temple-hopping.
This may sound like a new activity to your family, but it is probably one of the most fun things to do while in Cebu City. A few of the Cebu tourist spots that are popular nowadays are the temples. This includes the Temple of Leah – a huge edifice perched on top of the mountains of Busay, Cebu City. It was constructed by a loving husband in memory of his beloved wife. Another temple that is widely visited is the Taoist Temple in Beverly Hills. This temple was built in 1972 by the Chinese community of Cebu City.
2. Climb the majestic mountains.
Cebu is home to several majestic mountains scattered all around the island and even in the city, there are quite a few that you can climb with your family. The most popular mountains to climb are Osmena Peak, Mt. Manunggal, Mt. Kan-Irag, Mt. Mauyog, and several more. If you are travelling with children but would love to experience trekking the mountains of Cebu, there are also child-friendly mountains to climb such as Mt. Mago. The trail difficulty is relatively easy and can be done in about an hour or two only.
3. Visit historical sites.
Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines. It is now dubbed as the Queen City of the South because of its economy and infrastructure, but before that, hundreds of years ago, this city has already been known to be the centre of trade. You can trace back a lot of interesting happenings in the old Cebu – going back to when the Spanish arrived at the shore of Cebu. One of the historical sites you can visit is the Magellan’s Cross. Another would be the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu – the Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines.
4. Visit the museums.
Nothing can go wrong with visiting museums with your family. You will find that Cebu City has several museums that house interesting artefacts from the past.
5. Take a picture of the beautiful flower gardens in the highlands.
The highlands of Cebu City are blessed with several flower gardens such as Celosia farms in Sirao, Buwakan ni Alejandra, and Terrazas de Flores Botanical Garden. These places are now one of the most visited tourist spots in the city. The jaw-dropping beauty of these flower gardens can be a perfect backdrop for a family picture.
We hope you find our list of family-friendly things to do in Cebu City Philippines useful. Enjoy your well-deserved family bonding time and have fun! You may want to check out our list of Top 10 Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Manila Philippines too!