By Rose Overbey
Cebu
Philippines
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Nicknamed, "The Gateway to a Thousand Journeys" Cebu City in the Philippines, offers visitors much to explore and see during their vacation. A combination of historic landmarks, urban life and gleaming beaches, Cebu City offers travelers a variety of activities to enjoy.

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With so many things to see, EscapeWizard.com suggests you begin your trip with a tour of the historical landmarks. Magellan's Cross is a must-see. The famous explorer, Ferdinand Magellan ordered the cross to be planted in the 1500's. The original cross is protected by an outer wooden structure to prevent visitors from touching it for miraculous powers the cross has been rumored to possess. It's located in a charming chapel, next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.

EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. Built in the 1500's the Basilica is the oldest church in the Philippines. For those interested in the history of Christianity in Cebu, the museum inside the Basilica offers a number of items that weave the story together. Another museum Escapewizard.com recommends exploring is the Casa Gorordo Museum. This museum was once the home of the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu, Juan Gorodo. The Spanish colonial style house is set on a well groomed lawn. There are many artifacts and ancient relics to observe inside, and make sure to allow a moment to enjoy the courtyard.

Another popular spot to visit in Cebu is Colon Street -- the oldest street in the entire Philippines. Bustling with activity and home to older buildings along the sides that showcase the architecture of the American period, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting this part of town.

If you want to visit the beach, Mactan is very close to the city and is wonderful for a quick afternoon trip to a Philippine beach. There are also other beaches just across the Cebu Strait, in Bohol that may be more tranquil if you're willing to travel.

If you want a view of the city, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting Tops. It is located at the top of Mount Busay and offers a full view of the city of Cebu. If you're up for an adventure, mountain biking to the top of the mountain is well worth the effort. Along the way you can catch unique views of the city. Taxis and motorcycles also offer rides to the top.

Because it is the second largest city in the country, Cebu has a bursting night life and avenues of entertainment. Comedy clubs are a popular attraction and there are many bars, restaurants and places to dance! EscapeWizard.com recommends a trip to Cebu. There are so many things to do and see, it’s the perfect trip no matter what you’re looking for. Just click the link above and book your next trip to Cebu with EscapeWizard.com.