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New Normal Activities: Things To Do in Mckinley Hill

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is poised to welcome anyone looking to enjoy activities during the new normal. Click here for a handy guide on the things to do in McKinley Hill!


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McKinley Hill will always remind visitors and residents of the picturesque streets in Spain. But, there’s more to this place than its European-inspired architecture! Inside this 50-hectare sprawling township, one of the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Venice Grand Canal, lets anyone relax and take in the views or explore its wide array of food, entertainment, and retail spots. McKinley Hill is poised to welcome anyone looking to enjoy activities during the new normal. Here’s a handy guide on the things to do in McKinley Hill. Read on!

Catch A Movie In A Float-In Cinema

Image Credit: McKinley Hill | Instagram

Megaworld Cinemas introduced the Philippines’ first and only float-in cinema in Mckinley Hill. So whether you plan to watch alone or with a special someone, the Venice Grand Canal Mall definitely aims to take your movie-watching experience to a whole new level. 

Opening its initial run on December 11, the gondolas set sail daily to recapture the enjoyment of watching movies while being surrounded by beautiful views. See your chosen films on the big screen mounted on the Ponte Rialto bridge. Hear every word spoken by the actors through a specific radio frequency or your earphones. 

The McKinley Hill float-in cinema is open daily for a ticket price of P500 per head or P1,000 per gondola inclusive of snacks, bottled water, and personal kits. 

For a safer movie viewing experience, guests can book and buy their tickets contactless through Only two guests can ride per gondola and a maximum of 10 guests can be accommodated per screening, which is scheduled at 6 PM and 9 PM. In addition, guests can order food from partner restaurants via the QR code menus seen inside the gondola.

Here are the safety guidelines being implemented for your peace of mind during the new normal: 

  • Guests are required to wear masks at all times, except when eating
  • Health and safety protocols are observed: foot bath, hand sanitation, temperature check
  • Gondola seats are disinfected before and after each screening

Venice Grand Canal Mall is located at Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Dr, Taguig City. 

Try Riding A Gondola 

Gondola rides Mckinley HillImage Credit: McKinley Hill | Instagram

If you just want to experience riding a gondola, remember that you don’t have to travel all the way across the world and spend a fortune. You can make a trip to McKinley Hill and ride a gondola anytime.

Known as the “Little Italy in the Philippines”, the Venice Grand Canal Mall lets you and your loved ones enjoy the stunning European architecture while aboard a traditional Venetian gondola. The gondolas are flat-bottomed and rowed by a personal gondolier. 

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember the experience! 

With the new normal in mind, each gondola is disinfected before and after each ride. After that, you can go grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in the malls. 

Venice Grand Canal Mall is located at Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Dr, Taguig City. 

Have An Al-Fresco Italian Dining Experience 

 Al-Fresco Italian Dining Experience Image Credit: McKinley Hill |


McKinley Hill is a popular place to visit for its one-of-a-kind facade found in the Metro, but it also rose to fame to be every food lover’s haven. 

Whether you want to eat a hearty pizza or pasta after a long day at work, or just want to bond over authentic Italian food and some wines with your loved ones and friends, you can easily delve into a gastronomic experience by heading to Italiannis.  

Up your usual dining experience by eating al fresco style. There are plenty of benefits to al fresco dining, including an added layer of safety from the spread-out chairs and tables. It is easy to enjoy your favorite meals with the added layers of safety from proper social distancing. Have utmost peace of mind with the heightened sanitation measures, temperature check, hand sanitation, QR code contact tracing form, and QR code menu!

Enjoy Italiannis’ best-selling Seafood Cioppino pasta, Margherita pizza, Chicken Milanese, and Grilled Pork Chop Au Poivre to satisfy your palate and stomach in McKinley Hill. There are also choices for alcoholic drinks! 

Italiannis is located at G/F, Venice Grand Canal Mall. 

Stroll With Your Pets 

Stroll With Your Pets  

You can bond with your pets in McKinley Hill! The Venice Grand Canal Mall is one of the best pet-friendly malls in Manila.

As one of the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, the mall features spacious grounds and walkways. Your pets will love strolling around! In fact, you can simply present a pet pass and your furry buddies can be granted entry to some retail stores and dining establishments. Just look for the pet-friendly seal on the doors of the stores — they would appear with bold letters and a gold or silver background. 

To offer a safer bonding experience, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls launched a digital Pet Pass that lets you apply online easily and contact-free. To get started, pet owners can head to any concierge to fill out the requirements. These include the owner’s basic info, your pet’s basic info, a picture of the pet’s vaccination record, your pet’s picture, and contact details of the pet’s veterinarian. 

But even if you don’t have any plans of entering the stores, touring the stunning surroundings with your pets is surely worth it. Don’t forget to take cute shots with your furry best friends with the backdrop of the famed waterway and gondolas! 

Venice Grand Canal Mall is located at Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Dr, Taguig City. 

Shop ‘Til You Drop

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At McKinley Hill, there is a myriad of shopping stores waiting to treat you! From the most luxurious shops to the essentials — you won’t run out of shopping options at the Venice Grand Canal Mall. 

Score the latest fashion and retail finds at stores like Miniso, CLN, Bench, The Face Shop, Shoe Salon, Regatta, Penshoppe, and more! For your safety, don’t forget to scan the QR code contact tracing form at every store, sanitize your hands, and wear your face masks at all times.

Venice Grand Canal Mall is located at Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Dr, Taguig City. 

Stop wondering about the things to do in McKinley Hill because we have rounded up some of them to help enjoy your day to the fullest. All these activities can be done under the new normal with the help of heightened health and safety protocols. What are you waiting for? Experience it all first-hand today!

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