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A little rain should not keep you and your friends from having fun in Cebu.
Images: Cebu Happy World Museum Miracle Art (L); ABC Online Shop (R) Facebook pages
Rainy days are here again, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have to stay home until the sky clears. Cebu offers many rainy day activities you can do even if dark clouds start to loom overhead. You can brush up on your history and culture lessons by visiting some of the museums in the city. If those activities aren’t your thing, you can pass the time window shopping at malls. You can even have fun in some of Metro Cebu’s indoor parks. No matter what you’re into, worry not; rainy day activities in Cebu won’t run out.
Suppose you and your barkada (friends) are ever looking for things to do in Cebu when it rains; check out the following list.
Operating Hours:Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The façade of Museo Sugbo still features parts of the original building when it was built as a prison during the Spanish era.
Image: Museo Sugbo
Cebu has its share of museums and a city with a rich cultural heritage. Because of this, visiting Museo Sugbo may be an enlightening experience and an indoor activity in Cebu for the whole barkada. The museum was once the Carcel del Distrito, the central prison for the Visayas. Its walls were made with coral blocks from Parian Church after the church was demolished. The museum features four galleries showcasing various relics and artifacts depicting the history and culture of Cebu. Visiting the museum allows you to learn a thing or two about life in Cebu during the Spanish, American, and Japanese periods.
Cebu has many malls where you can pass the time while waiting for the rain to stop.
Image: Ayala Center Cebu
The Queen City of the South has several malls where you can seek refuge when the rains fall. These malls include SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, and SM Seaside City Cebu. Aside from allowing you to stay dry, the different malls also offer numerous rainy day activities in Cebu to keep you from getting bored. For example, you may try ice skating at SM Seaside City Cebu or watch a movie or two at the Ayala Center Cebu cinemas. But if the budget is tight, you may want to pass the time by window shopping or browsing some books in the bookstores.
Playing a game of chance in the casinos in Cebu is another option if you have money to burn.
Image: The Palace Casino Cebu
If you have extra money to burn, you may also consider playing in different casinos in Cebu. Who knows, you may even hit the jackpot! Cebu has two casinos operated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). These casinos are located at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Waterfront Cebu Airport Hotel. You may want to take a chance at the slot machines, play a roulette round, or try your hand at the Black Jack table. Aside from playing the game of chance, these casinos also have mini-concerts and shows scheduled from time to time. All you need to do is check their schedules.
Visitors are encouraged to interact with the illusion artwork at Cebu Happy World Museum.
Image: Cebu Happy World Museum Miracle Art
Most museums are repositories of relics from the past and prohibit visitors from touching or taking pictures of the display. But Cebu Happy World Museum Miracle Art is not your typical museum. Instead, you and your friends are encouraged to interact with their exhibit, an ideal rainy day activity in Cebu. You can even take pictures inside the museum. The museum features 85 visually unique works of art that seem to jump out of the walls. These works of art range from famous movie scenes to images of celebrities. In addition, the 3D paintings create an optical illusion that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout your stay in the museum.
Operating Hours:Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Extreme Aeropark is an excellent place to engage in extreme sports, even if it’s raining outside.
Image: Extreme Aeropark
If you and your friends are into extreme sports, a visit to Extreme Aeropark may be enjoyable. While this indoor trampoline park offers several activities for adventure lovers, its trampoline area is more prevalent among its guests. Aside from the trampoline area, you can also try reaching the top of the wall climb. If you want to challenge yourself, you can try to conquer the ninja arena. You can also play bubble soccer with your friends or play a game of laser tag. Whichever activities you choose, you’ll likely enjoy yourself at the park with your friends while waiting for the rain to stop.
June 2022 Update:Extreme Aeropark is permanently closed.
These are some things to do when in Cebu during the rainy season. What other activities are you and your barkada interested in trying?
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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on June 19, 2019.
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