The tan lines, the white sand, the cold piña coladas—who else missed the feeling of summer? With days getting warmer, it’s time to step out as we soak up some vitamin D.

And we don’t need to go far. That summer vibe is within reach—right here in the metro, with these must-visit spots recommended by the Rockwell Insiders.

It’s like a trip to your favorite beach, but better.

Get that perfect sun-kissed glow

Nothing says summer like a golden tan. Get it the safest way you can—sans laying under the scorching heat. For an even bronze glow, visit Spray Tanning Studio at the R3 Level.

You can choose from three levels of their base tan, Light, Medium, or Dark, and complement it with scents if you’re headed for a night out. Their Mystic Kyss Spray Booth precision tanning technology will leave you with a tan that’s uniquely yours.

In the mood for drinks by the shore?

The warm weather is best paired with ice-cold drinks at the streetside setup along Lopez Drive. Have a sip of CDP Global Table’s crowd-favorite bottle of Stella Artois—a refreshing, crisp draft beer that tastes even better when enjoyed al-fresco.

At Barcino, there’s a sangria for everyone. Take your pick from five different flavors. Enjoy the classic Sangria Tinto, a red wine cocktail loaded with fresh orange and apple slices, or try a summer favorite, their Tropical Sangria, a delightful mix of white sangria laced with tropical flavors of pineapple, watermelon, ripe mango, and dalandan liqueur.

How about a picnic under the sun?

Bringing your pets along for the adventure? A picnic under the sun is the best way to bond with friends, family, and furry ones. Keep them comfy while they explore with a Multi-way Lead or carry them with a posh Ruffsack, both from Ruff Trading Co.

At our Plaza Drive streetside destination, you’ll find a row of restaurants offering hearty meals, like a plate of Wantusawa’s Baked Oysters or Chili’s Ancho Chile Salmon. Roti Shop, Cibo, Cafe Mediterranean, Corner Tree Cafe, Yabu, and Ippudo are also open to serve you gastronomic dishes in the fresh open air.

Go on a trip by boat

It’s not a beach escapade without a boat ride. Here at Power Plant Mall, you can enjoy the rush of rowing at Saddle Row, Manila’s first and only indoor rowing studio.

A boutique fitness concept situated at the R3 Level, Saddle Row merges customized, measured, and energized workouts focused on rowing, a fitness activity that was once an exclusive Ivy League sport. Choose from three types of classes for sweating out the summer heat: Ride for cycling, Row for rowing, and Realign for other fitness options like cardio and dance.

Unwind with quiet walks on sand

Clear your head with a quiet walk, wearing a comfortable pair of Cabanna Living’s Sea Star Beachcomber. A beach classic designed with water-friendly neoprene, these shoes will take you places without worrying about discomfort.

They offer a variety of designs with patterns and solid colors, matching perfectly with their swimwear collection.

Try a food crawl

Satisfy your inner foodie with an adventure for the tastebuds. Crowding Rockwell Center are restaurants with a selection of cuisines that will delight every palate.

At 8 Rockwell is newly opened eatery Bar Pintxos, a neighborhood pintxos and tapas bar serving authentic Spanish food. The ambiance of the place makes it a go-to for youngsters to meet and have a good time, especially at sundown.

Over at Joya Lofts & Towers is Rambla, an open kitchen and cocktail bar named after La Rambla in Barcelona. With their Mediterranean Spanish specialities, Rambla is the place to go for a full meal that hits close to home.

Other exciting restaurants around Rockwell Center are Grace Park and Single Origin—both offering comfort dishes and calming interiors to balance out the Summer thrill of being outdoors.

Shop for beach hut souvenirs

Complete the trip with a shopping bag in hand. Local handicrafts, summer essentials, and other goods are available at the Shop.TheRockwellist pop-up, featuring exclusive picks from Annie & Lori, Maison Metisse, Derma360, and more.


Even better, Rockwellist Rewards users get double the points for purchasing online, which can be used to redeem cinema passes, free parking, or a summer-exclusive gift: The Rockwellist Bucket Tote.

Made with canvas and a leather base, the bucket tote is the grab-and-go bag you need for your trips this summer. The tote’s nylon straps are also interchangeable and adjustable, making it extremely easy to mix and match with any outfit. Claim it when you collect 750 Rockwellist Rewards points from April 27 to May 15, 2022.

It’s high time to celebrate as we refresh and reset this year, enjoying once again the delights we missed. Go all-out this season, at a summer destination within the city: Rockwell.

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