Not all travelers are into extreme adventures when they go visit different places around the country. Some of them want to just experience fun activities in music bars, hotels, malls, and public parks. Cebu is one of the destinations travelers choose for leisure and entertainment and the island reciprocated these demands by growing the number of establishments that offer such services.
Where to go for Fun Activities and Games when in Cebu
If you are traveling with your family, or with friends, or just doing it solo, Cebu certainly has something to offer you to cater your needs to gimmick around the city. Without further ado, here are some of the best places for fun activities and recreation that you can surely enjoy while you are here in Cebu for an amazing travel experience:
When you’re here in Cebu for travel, you should never miss experiencing its food offering from local delicacies. Also known for being one of the country’s famous street food hubs, with the renowned Cebu lechon to siomai and puso pairing. Or if you want the extreme, try the food Netflix featured — the reef eels from Entoy’s Bakasihan, in Cordova, Cebu.
Street food is an institution in Cebu, and you don’t need to go far the neighboring municipalities if you’re in the capital. Sugbo Mercado, a food market, is a collective of different small to medium-sized businesses offering diverse food from around the province served in one location.
They started in 2015 with prominent locations in Cebu IT Park, Cebu Business Park, and Lapu-Lapu City. From its many years of operation, they opened “The Market” in Mandaue City and “Street Food by Sugbo” in Ayala Center Cebu, serving every Cebuano, local and foreign tourists the taste of Cebu’s best street food in a gastronomic haven.
Are you traveling with your kids? Cebu has something new for you. A newly opened amusement park offers 12 thrilling rides, food stalls, and other activity areas that are sure to delight families and just anyone who wants to have some fun. Located at the Belmont One Commercial Complex in Barangay Calajoan, Minglanilla, Anjo World is a new family destination in Cebu that opened last November 30, 2019, aiming to change the tourism landscape by offering a unique and different kind of experience for local families. It is also an added attraction to foreign guests.
It is also home to Snow World, Visayas’ first winter attraction with new ice carvings and snow machines. It is the first one outside Metro Manila. The centerpiece attraction of Anjo World is the Anjo Eye, a 200-foot Ferris wheel, which has 32 air-conditioned gondolas. It offers a fantastic view of the island once you reach its peak. One ride lasts nine minutes.
Casino Filipino at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
The most popular Casino operator is the Casino Filipino by PAGCOR. In Cebu, it has top-of-the-line gaming and entertainment offerings from its satellites located in Mactan, Crown Regency Hotel & Towers, Parkmall, and Talisay City. But you must drop by its main branch at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino. The main branch is a 24-hour gaming area that started its operation last January 1, 1998, with Poker tables, 61 Table games, and 429 gaming machines.
According to Spin Palace NZ‘s website, “Casino gambling has always remained a popular pastime for many people…” With Cebuanos’ exposure to local funfairs or peryahan found in the barangays or traveling amusement parks back in the days, casinos are everywhere in Cebu.
Considering the recorded 5.5 million tourists visited Cebu in 2018, this is probably one of the reasons why casinos became more popular in Cebu province. Not to forget the Filipinos’ elated feeling of being lucky, and the hopes to win big and easy money, surely a little bit of gamble for luck is in order if you travel to Cebu.
PlayLab is a new breed of playground developed primarily for kids 2-12 years of age. It is a permanent, indoor, interactive, digital playground that offers both physical and technology-based playing aids.
This facility offers fifteen (15) attractions not just to create moments but also to promote discovery, awareness, and confirmation for the kids as they accomplish digital missions or creations. It is a new, and unique bonding destination with fun activities that are safe, wholesome, and Instagram-worthy.
Attractions like Save the Reef provides educating activity where kids help save Mother Nature by protecting the precious reef from pesky and harmful trash. They can make their own virtual abstract painting by waving their hands with Body Paint. It gives children an avenue to be creative through virtual painting by doing bigger hand movements and play with the random splash of colors.
Cebu is indeed a travel destination that you can truly enjoy. That is why it is not questionable that it offers a lot of fun activities and recreation for those who visit in solo or in a group.
We know that there are so many places a traveler can go and experience the ultimate night out experience in the city, but if you think we missed something on our list, you can freely leave your suggestions in the comment section below.