Don’t let the rain stop you from going on a family vacation. There’s still a lot of fun to be had even when the sun’s not out – just make sure you pick the right destination. Consider these three activities and vacation spots that we suggest: 1. Taking a dip in Laguna’s hot springs
Rainy weather might not be the best for trips to the beach, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay away from water altogether. Keep yourself warm by taking a relaxing dip in the many hot springs in Laguna. They’re best enjoyed when the sun’s away!
Look up the Hidden Valley Springs in Alaminos, Laguna. The lush greenery and huge tropical trees surrounding the resort paint the scenery for the perfect stress-free getaway. They have a total of six natural pools with two shallow pools that’s just right for kids.
2. Food tripping in Baguio
Commit to the cold and head up to Baguio. There’s less tourists during the rainy month, but what the City of Pines has to offer is still just as good, if not better, because of the rain. Imagine slurping down a bowl of bulalo or slowly sipping a mug of hot chocolate in your hands with the rain pattering on the roof above. Restaurants and cafés lined up on Session road are perfect for this. The photo above is of Arca's Yard on Ambuklao Road, a mini-museum and café with a view.
Then at night, the whole family can get cozy in big blankets while watching a movie or playing a board game indoors. Sounds amazing, right? Just be careful driving on Baguio’s roads when it’s raining.
3. Take a stroll in Taal Heritage Town
Like Vigan in Ilocos, the town of Taal in Batangas have beautifully preserved ancestral homes that make you feel like you’ve time travelled to another era. Take shelter from the rain outside by heading inside heritage homes and enjoying a helping (or two) of delicious Taaleño specialties.
The travel blog Will Fly Food suggests staying at the Paradores del Castillo bed and breakfast, visiting the Agoncillo Mansion (aka White House) and snacking at the Feliza Cafe y Taverna. And, any trip to Taal Heritage Town wouldn’t be complete without visiting the St. Martin De Tours Basilica (Taal Basilica) too.