Things to do in Quezon City

Things to do in Quezon City
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Quezon City, located northwest of the capital city of Manila Philippines, is home to the University of Manila and famed Jeepneys which are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines.

There are lots of great places to visit in Quezon City and things you can do in the city such as:

Things to do in Quezon City: Fun Outdoor Activities

La Mesa Eco-park

If you are looking to explore the natural scenery and enjoy fun outdoor activities, La Mesa Eco-park is located just outside the city center (a mile away northeast).

Apart from picnicking and trails for hiking and biking, the park’s lagoon offers boating opportunities such as taking a paddle boat ride or canoeing.

The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is another place where you can enjoy a bit of natural scenery and a relaxing stroll. The park features a zoo with an animal rescue center for injured animals.

Apart from checking the animals and the natural greenery, one can take a nice walk along the park and enjoy a nice picnic by the edge of the lagoon.

The Ninoy Park is located adjacent the Quezon Memorial Circle (3 miles south of Quezon city center).

Quezon Memorial Circle

Apart from the memorial monument, the Memorial Circle is a lovely park that features kid’s playgrounds, cycling trails and recreational areas such as volleyball and basketball courts.

Jeepney Ride

If you are traveling to the Philippines for the first time, taking a Jeepney ride is one of the most fun things to do in Quezon City, and one of the most popular ways to get around the city.

Note(The Jeepney is essentially an army jeep converted into a bus type vehicle).

Things to do in Quezon City: Places of Interest

Quezon Memorial Circle

The Quezon Memorial Circle, located between the Ninoy Aquino Park and the University of Philippines, features a monument built in memory of Manuel Luis Quezon (the founder father of Quezon City).

The memorial monument itself consists of a 66-foot high marble structure with three pylons. The memorial structure also serves as an observation point from where you can get lovely views of the Memorial Circle.

Fairview District

The Fairview district offers another opportunity for a walking tour. Here, you can find the Far Eastern University, the Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, the National College of Business and Arts, and Novaliches Cathedral.

Bagumbayan District

The Bagumbayan district is another district that you can stroll around and discover a few new places. This district is home to the Eastwood City Center and also features numerous bars and open air restaurants and coffee shops reminiscent of the streets of Paris.

University of Philippines Campus

One of the most popular things to do in Quezon City is to visit the University of Philippines' stunning campus. The campus is located on a beautiful wide open woodland space and features lovely acacia trees and lovely gardens.

Things to do in Quezon City: Shopping

Just like Manila, one of the most popular things to do in Quezon City is exploring the shopping scene.

The shopping hot-spot in Quezon city is Cubao District. More specifically, the area around the ‘MRT-3 Cubao Station’ and the ‘Five Star Bus Station’, which feature many popular shopping places such as:

* Farmer's Plaza
* Araneta Center
* Superstore Arcade
* Makro
* Shopwise hypermarket.

For fresh foods, Farmers Plaza is a very popular market where you can find all kind local goods and fresh produce.

Apart from being a great market, the Farmer's Plaza is a great place for soaking a bit of Philippine culture and see how locals interact with each other.

For more shopping opportunities, the West Triangle and South Triangle districts are home to stores such as:

* Hi-Top Super Market
* Crossings Department Store
* Sunshine Boulevard

All these three places are located nearby MRT-3 Quezon Avenue Station.

Things to do in Quezon City: Nightlife & Entertainment

For entertainment, the Araneta Coliseum (adjacent the Araneta Center) is a popular dome that hosts a variety of weekly events, concerts and sporting events such as boxing and cockfighting.

One regular event at the Araneta Coliseum is the Binibining Pilipinas Beauty contest coronation night which is held here every year in March.

Both the West and South Triangle areas also feature some of the best bars, clubs, karaoke bars and comedy bars in Quezon City.

For instance, Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato Street are two good places where you can find plenty of bars and nightclubs such as the Dolce Superclub on Tomas Morato St.

Tip. Quezon City is also an ideal holiday base for exploring other Southeast Asian cities such as Hanoi VietnamTaipei TaiwanJapanSeoul KoreaSurabaya and Bali in Indonesia.

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