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Here's Your Family Travel Bucket List For 2016!Next family vacation? Here's a list of the most-searched local and international travel destinations in 2015
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Local Vacation Destinations
1. Sundowners Vacation Villa, Bolinao
Bolinao, Pangasinan has lots of activities in store for you: swimming in a cave, at the beach, or by the waterfalls, in addition to sightseeing. If you're heading to Bolinao, you might want to check out Sundowners Vacation Villa, the most-searched local place in 2015. It's a Santorini-inspired villa with infinity pools and a breathtaking view of the beach. Make sure to book early.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
2. Baguio City
Where to go: BenCab Museum and the Baguio Museum for your dose of art and culture. If you're a bookworm, head to Mt. Cloud Bookshop. Visit the various parks Baguio has to offer, too!
3. Coron, Palawan
Coron is paradise on Earth. It has lakes, hot springs, clear waters, beaches, coral gardens, and so much more. If you're heading here, make sure to check out Kayangan Lake, the Twin Lagoons, Barracuda Lake, and Smith Beach. If you're feeling extra adventurous, go diving/snorkeling to see Japanese shipwrecks. (Those ships sank due to an air-attack on the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.)
There are a number of places to check out and things to do in Cebu. Apart from going on a historical tour to see churches, you can go to Oslob to swim with the whalesharks or go on an easy hike to see Tumalog Falls. Or go to Kalanggaman Islet (in Leyte) if you want a remarkably beautiful and pristine beach.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
5. El Puerto Marina, Pangasinan
El Puerto Marina is a beach resort and spa located in Lingayen. It promises a fun and relaxing getaway with its bungalow-themed rooms, beach, lake, and several swimming pools.
For a whole new experience in this familiar vacation spot, you can try stand-up paddleboarding in Taal Lake or go glamping (glam camping!) at Nurture Wellness Village. And what's a trip to Tagaytay without eating at Antonio's and buying some of its homemade food products?
Channel your inner nature/adventurous girl when you go to Subic! Ride a horse at El Kabayo Stables, learn hardcore survival skills at Jungle-Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp, and go trekking in the Pamulaklakin Forest Trail.
8. Aquatico Royalle, Laguna
Aquatico Royalle is a resort and vacation house in Calamba, Laguna. You can book this place for out of town trips with friends or for parties. (It has a function hall that can accommodate a hundred people.)
9. Baler, Aurora
You can't go to Baler and not surf or take surfing lessons (if the weather and current are just right, that is). Aside from that, you gotta check out the 600-year-old balete tree at Balete Park, the Ditumabo Falls, and the Diguisit Rock Formations. There's also a lighthouse you can climb, and at the top you'll have an amazing view of Dicasalarin Cove.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Check out the amazing Santorini-inspired Pinto Art Museum where you can spend the afternoon checking out art or just lounging by the lush gardens.
International Vacation Destinations
1. Vatican City
The HQ of the Roman Catholic Church! If you're lucky, you'll get a chance to see the Pope!
2. Las Vegas
Las Vegas may be famous for its casinos and spontaneous weddings, but if you'll be here, you should definitely catch the theatrical productions like the one of Cirque du Soleil.
The Maldives is known for its white sand, blue waters, and coral reefs. If you go here, you might just see Hollywood celebs like the Beckhams.
Singapore might come off as a city with no soul because it's a global financial hub, but it's actually got loads of nightclubs and art festivals to prove it's got life.
5. Orlando, Florida
THEME PARKS GALORE! There's Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, and so much more! You're sure to have a blast.
When in Malaysia, check out Georgetown Inner City, a series of shops having unique architecture, and the Petronas Twin Towers where you can jog/run and shop 'til you drop.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
You shouldn't miss its winning tourist attractions like the Grand Palace in Bangkok, delicious street food in Chiang Mai, the ancient capital Sukhothai Old City, and the city Ayutthaya. Also, the floating markets are an experience!
Seriously, who doesn't want to go to the European countries and experience a different culture? From Portugal to Russia, there's just so much going on and so much variety.
9. Cancun, Mexico
It's the party place in Mexico that borders the Caribbean Sea. If you're more on the laid-back side, you'd want to check out the El Rey and Yamil Lu'um ruins. Picturesque!
If you're not interested in Hawaii beaches because you have great beaches here in the Philippines, check out Hawaii's volcanoes. It is, after all, a volcanic archipelago. There's the Haleakala, which makes up 75 percent of Maui Island. And there's the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you'll find hiking trails to craters, rain forests, a museum, a walk-in lava tube, and two active volcanoes. Talk about having an adventure!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.