Summer is the perfect time to hop in your car, discover unexplored roads, and venture into a new location to feed your soul. Seeing a place for the first time can be so refreshing, exhilarating, and relaxing. It’s even more exciting if it’s only within the metro or just a few hours away.
The city and its neighboring rural areas may seem like a blur of man-made structures. You may feel like you’ve already seen everything there is to see in and around the metro. But what you don’t know is that the city still has a few surprising hidden gems and we’ve rounded them up for you to see and check out:
Pinto Art Museum, Rizal
Tucked away in the heart of Antipolo City, Rizal is an art haven housed in a Mediterranean-style architectural structure. It houses the work of different local artists that can range from paintings to sculptures varying in style and media. While you feast your soul and eyes with art, you can fill your stomach with the delectable food at the picturesque Pinto Art Café found just inside the museum.
Presidential Car Museum, Quezon City
If you’re an automobile enthusiast, a history buff, or both, you don’t need to look far to pique your interest. Just drive down to the Presidential Car Museum in Quezon City and see up close the automobiles that once carried the most powerful people in our country. From cars as old as Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single 6 233 Series that has wood and vinyl interiors to the more recent ones like Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s 1993 Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140 that has an armored exterior, you’re sure to find a vehicle that you can learn a new historical fact from.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan
Rewind time and explore how life was when the baro’t saya were all the rage. Be transported back to old Manila in its glory days in just a few hours drive. Relive the past in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar located in Bataan. You can explore the land frozen in time with a classic kalesa, play all-time favorite Filipino games like palayok, and get a taste of favorite Pinoy delicacies.
Metro Manila and nearby cities are laden with secluded and incredible locations for you to enjoy this summer. The best part is they’re easily accessible through land travel. Drive with ease going to these places with the new Lexus UX. A crossover between an SUV and a hatchback, the latest model from the luxury automotive brand marries its aesthetic appeal with ergonomic features.
Drive to your adventure destination with ease and in style
Its design incorporates the Japanese concept of “engawa” which blurs the partition of the exterior and interior. This design philosophy creates a seamless continuity that can be felt and seen both inside and outside the UX. An example of which is the extended width of the windshield that gives the driver a 360° view of the surroundings which is great for scenic drives.
Equipped with the world’s first aero-stabilizing wheel arch moldings, the UX boasts aerodynamic wheels for a smoother driving experience. It’s also decked with Aero Stabilizing Blade Lights in the rear that keeps the car stable when turning and driving in crosswinds. And since it’s built for modern urban explorers, it has a 5.2m turning radius to make the Lexus UX easy to maneuver and convenient to park.
Bring your spirit of adventure wherever you go and explore these new places with ease and luxury. Drive to your next exciting destination with the new Lexus UX.
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