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With its combination of modern developments and preserved nature parks, Quezon City is for people who want the balance of the nature and city life. It is for those who want to appreciate art and music as there are many venues for concerts and exhibits around the city.
Quezon City is the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, Philippines. And where there are people, there are sure to be numerous of good places to eat. It is also the home of two of the largest and most prestigious universities in the country. Continuously developing, this city will attract nature lovers, art lovers, and those who love the rush of the city life.
If you’re flying in to the Philippines from an international flight, your plane will land at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City. From there you can either drive or take a cab to Quezon City.
There are no ports in Quezon City, but if you’re coming from the Pier 15 in Manila City, you can drive to Quezon City from there or take the public transportation.
From the airport (Pasay City) or pier (Manila City), you can get to Quezon City by renting a car or taking a taxi then driving down Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or commonly known as EDSA.
By bus, there are air-conditioned buses and ordinary buses (without air conditioning) bound for Cubao, which is a central commercial area in Quezon City.
By train, you can take the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT) Line 3 that traverses EDSA from Taft Avenue in Pasay, to North Avenue in Quezon City. Cubao, GMA Kamuning, Quezon Avenue and North Avenue stations are all in Quezon City. You can alight in any of them depending on your destination in the city.
The main mode of transportation to get around Quezon City is the jeepney. There are many jeepney routes in the area, so it’s best if you know the general area of your destination. For the residential areas and side streets, you can hail a tricycle, prices vary depending on the distance, to take you to the inner streets where jeepneys and buses are not allowed.
The Quezon Memorial Circle attracts both local and foreign tourists who want to stay in shape by jogging around the perimeter of the park, sample Filipino delicacies from the various restaurants and see the Quezon Memorial Shrine.
The La Mesa Eco Park and the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife are two favorite destinations of nature lovers and people who want to want to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city. When you’re in the middle of these parks, you’ll feel like you’re somewhere in the middle of a forest.
Learn about the history of Quezon City and a bit of the country while keeping in shape. The Quezon Memorial Shrine houses the remains of the second President of the Republic of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon. The main attraction is the art-deco inspired monument of the mausoleum, which is at the center of the jogging area of the park.
Quezon City is a great place to check out art as there are numerous places to see exhibits by local artists, such as Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines, Sining Kamalig in Ali Mall (named after the boxer, Muhammad Ali), and the Ateneo Art Gallery in the Ateneo De Manila University.
Foodies will enjoy sampling the many restaurants along Maginhawa street and Malingap street in Teacher’s Village, where most of the stores are open from lunch time to midnight. It offers a wide range of restaurants and dining spots, from fine dining Filipino dishes at Provenciano, to eating Indonesian fusion dishes by the sidewalk at Indonyaki.
Nightlife in Quezon City is very much alive in different parts of the city. There are numerous options, depending on your mood. If you want good ambience and good food, Eastwood City is the go-to place for thirsty yuppies.
Tomas Morato Avenue is the place to go if you want to drink the whole night. Lined with many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, it has everything you need for good night on the town.
For a more laid-back drinking atmosphere, there is the Conspiracy Garden Café in Visayas Avenue. If you want to listen to good, live music, you can hang out at ‘70s Bistro in Anonas where local bands play live Original Pinoy Music (OPM) from Monday to Saturday.
With the size of Quezon City, you’ll be never get worried about finding a hotel from the numerous hotels and inns to choose from. Among the choices are Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, and Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham.
Do a research on how to get to your destination. It is best to learn about how to take the public transportation to where you’re going for a more convenient (and adventure-filled trip).
Lost? Don’t hesitate to ask! Filipinos are generally nice, but it is better to be sure you and your valuables are safe. Be aware of your belongings at all times.
Always consider the amount of time you’ll be stuck in traffic when calculating your travel time. Rush hours in Quezon City and the rest of Metro Manila is 6AM-10AM in the morning and 5PM-8PM in the evening.