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9 Alcohol-Free Activities You Can Enjoy with Friends when in Cebu

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I have yet to meet someone who does not enjoy spending time with his close friends and family members. Almost everyone I know has their own 'squad' and 'crew' (I feel like I'm trying too hard to speak Millennial). I know I have my own group of friends I enjoy hanging out with-- people from my workplace, from Church, my own barkada, my husband's friends, and of course, our families.

Whenever we get together, I often look for ways we can interact with one another instead of stay in a cafe and end up getting bored; even if we snapped a photo, uploaded it on social media, and used #BestTimeEVER! Who am I kidding right? I always love a good adventure and want my closest friends to indulge in the same with me.

This is why I have gathered a list of things to do or places to go in Cebu that will keep you and your friends entertained when you get together with them. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Play with Dogs





Cebu welcomed its first Dog Cafe just a few weeks ago. It's called Lovey Doggy Dog Cafe and houses a number of dogs in its premises.

Details: Address: GQS Plaza, Banilad Road, Cebu City
Landmarks: across Gaisano Countrymall. It's the complex in between UC Banilad and Petron, where Leona's is also found
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily
For inquiries, call 0915 260 5059

How much to spend: Minimum of P200 per person (P100 ticket for playing with dogs, P100 minimum food/drink order)

Visit a Cat Cafe


Or if you're more of cat person (I'm not, though), you can visit the newly opened Cat Cafe in SM Seaside.

Details: Address: 3F, Sky Park, SM Seaside City Cebu, SRP, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Daily

How much to spend: Depends on your order

Test Your Brain


Cebu Trivia Night is a weekly affair for everyone who wants to test their knowledge and memory. It's frequented by people of all ages (no age limit) but usually by yuppies and professionals. 

Details: Wednesdays: Alejandro's Crispy Pata, Century Plaza Commercial Complex, Juana OsmeƱa St., Cebu City
Thursdays: Politics Cafe, Escario Central Mall, Escario Street, Cebu City

Cebu Trivia Night starts at 9:00 PM

How much to spend: Depends on your order

Play Board Games



I've blogged about Vault Board Game Cafe right when it opened. I've frequented the place a few times and still enjoy playing games with my friends. They've added a few games already and ever since, it has caught the attention of several already so expect this place to be crowded during weekends.

Details: Address: The Greenery, Mabolo, Cebu City
Operating Hours: 
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Tuesday - Thursday)
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Friday - Saturday)
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Sunday)
Closed on Mondays

How much to spend: P150 per adult consummable
P 90 per child below 13 years old 



Plan Your Escape


It's not entirely new-- Exit Now has been in Cebu for over a year already. Sadly, we haven't conjured enough people to join us in a game.

Details: 
Address: City Times Square, Mandaue
Operating Hours:
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Monday - Thursday)
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Friday - Sunday)
For reservations, call: 032 520 7078

How much to spend: P450-650 per person

Dance to Your Heart's Desire

Or watch a movie at Big Screen Entertainment. My friends and I usually go there to play Just Dance on their Kinect. They have other games and a large collection of movies you can watch with a group of friends. Mostly, they offer horror movies along with collectibles... if you're into that sort of thing. 

Details: 
Address: 3F M2 Business Center Building, Escario cor Clavano Street, Cebu City
Operating Hours:
3:00 PM -12:00 AM (Sunday - Thursday)
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM (Friday - Saturday

How much to spend: 
Kinect Rooms: P350 per hour for 6 persons)
Medium Room: P400 per movie for 5 persons or more
Big Room: P450 per movie for 5 persons or more

Jump All You Want


The first ever trampoline park in VisMin has opened in Cebu. Aside from their trampoline park, you can play lasertag with your friends at Extreme Aeropark.

Details: 
Address: 2F Parkmall, Ouano Ave., Mandaue City
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Daily

How much to spend: 
Lasertag: P150 (Mondays to Thursdays), P180 (Fridays to Sundays and Holidays)
Trampoline:
P180/ 30 minutes (Mondays to Thursdays), P250/ 30 minutes  (Fridays to Sundays and Holidays)
P250/ 60 minutes (Mondays to Thursdays), P350/ 60 minutes  (Fridays to Sundays and Holidays)
P350/ Unli (Mondays to Thursdays), P450/ Unli  (Fridays to Sundays and Holidays)

Play Slogos Night


Slogos Night is another group that hosts trivia night. We've joined them a few times and felt like they were catered more to the younger crowd comprised of College students and yuppies. They frequently change their venue so make sure to check if they have an upcoming event. 

Details:Address: Handuraw Mango Square 
Starts 9:00 PM

How much to spend: Depends on your order

Drive Fast

(Photo by Joannes Kun)

Another establishment that's been in Cebu for years is Kartzone, a place for those who love to drive.

Details:
Address: F. Cabahug St., Mabolo, Cebu City
Starts 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
For reservations: 032 268 2553

How much to spend: P300/ Single Seater, P350/ Double Seater


Apart from these, you've got your usual selection of bars, clubs, karaokes, and gigs to frequent. Plus there's Crown Regency and the outdoor activities you can do at the many resorts in the city. Which one is your favorite?


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