Families with little kids usually just spend weekends and holidays in malls. Eating lunch, buying groceries, and leaving the kids at the playroom while parents watch a movie or do errands are some of the routines families do on a typical weekend. The busy schedule of parents at work sometimes keeps them from planning a more worthwhile or meaningful holiday or vacation.

For a change, why not plan a vacation in a place steeped in history? Here are two of the exciting places you can go to in the Philippines that will also help your children appreciate history.


The island of Corregidor is a great place to visit. Not only is it rich in history; there are a lot of exciting things to do here too. Corregidor, an island fortress also referred to as “The Rock” , is one of the country’s national shrines. It was where Filipino and American soldiers made their last stand against the Japanese during World War II. Families will find lots of things to do in Corregidor, such as visiting the Malinta Tunnel, camping, and engaging in sports activities.

Aurora, Quezon

Another fun and educational place to visit is Aurora, Quezon. The province has many historical sites and tourist attractions, among them the rest house and home of former President Manuel L. Quezon, the Doña Aurora Memorial Shrine, the Aurora Quezon Marker, the Baler Catholic Church, the Lt. Commander James Gilmore Marker, and the Quezon Memorial Park.

Aurora also boasts of natural attractions. One can enjoy seeing greenery in the mountainsides, picturesque waterfalls, and panoramic beaches. If your family loves nature and water sports, there are plenty of activities that you can do. This includes snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Other possible activities are trekking and mountain climbing.

There are many other historical places in the country worth visiting. Corregidor and Aurora are just two places that are both educational and fun, making them suitable for a family vacation place. Let your children learn beyond textbooks and the confines of the four walls of the classroom and enjoy time with the family as well.

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