Fun things to do in Quezon City

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    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    by lakbayPinas Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This park and wildife center provides an experience of nature within the heart of the city.

    The park simulates a natural forest setting enhanced with recreational facilities to serve as a haven for nature lovers.

    Aside from densely wooded areas, the 80-hectare complex features a children’s playground, a rock garden and a mini-zoo, among others.

    The park also includes a Wildlife Rescue Center that serves as a repository and rehabilitation facility for donated, confiscated and/or abandoned wildlife.

    It also serves as a venue for public education and as a training and research facility for future veterinarians and biologists.

    The Center is also a source of wildlife stock for local zoos and DENR-accredited facilities for their public education, breeding and other conservation-oriented undertakings.

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center macaos at the Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center iguana at the Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center peacock at the Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center fishing village at the Ninoy Aquino Park
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    Studio Tour at ABS-CBN

    by cyndymc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Would you like to see yourself on TV? Or Perhaps, you'd like your relatives abroad to know you're vacationing in the Philippines with the stars. Try to avail of the Studio Tours, exclusively designed for TFC Kapamilya Circle members/subscribers, providing them with a one-of-a-kind experience to watch ABS-CBN programs and visit the studios where these programs are shot.

    For requests to watch live shows in ABS-CBN, you must register and book on-line at their web site at
    www.abs-cbnglobal.com/studiotours

    For further assistance you may contact them at 1-800-FIL-CHNL (345-2465)

    For more info/requirements, go to this link:
    http://www.abs-cbnglobal.com/ForCustomers/TFCStudioTours/tabid/

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    La Mesa Ecopark - Family Park

    by bike_packer Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Ecopark at La Mesa Dam in Fairview has been adopted by ABS-CBN Foundation and was lately given a new facelift. Now open to trhe publc, it offers a lot of family-oriented activities. -- Boating Lagoon, Bicycle rides, Swimming Pool, Fitness Trek, Fishing Pond, Camping Ground, Open Amphitheater.

    Undeniably, the most complete family-oriented Nature Park in Metro Manila.

    Park Entrance: P30/head

    La Mesa Swimming Pool Boating Lagoon Fishing Lagoon
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    Quezon Memorial National Park and Shrine

    by lakbayPinas Updated Feb 1, 2010

    The Quezon Memorial is a national park and shrine encircled by an elliptical road, a fitting tribute to the First President of the Philippine Commonwealth, Manuel Luis Quezon.

    Considered one of the country’s premier landmarks, the monument, built in the center of the 27-hectare rotunda park, is the tallest structure in the city, piercing 66 meters to the sky.

    The memorial includes two small museums installed within the monument itself: one housing priceless memorabilia of Quezon, and the other containing items on the history of the city. A mausoleum houses the remains of the President, laid to rest in a bronze casket and marble niche inside the shrine.

    Around the foot of the monument are various reliefs depicting highlights from Philippine history, sculpted out of the marble base.

    The Quezon Memorial Shrine and Museum in Diliman The Quezon Memorial Shrine and Museum in Diliman Glimpses of Philippine history, Quezon Memorial at the top of the Quezon Memorial Shrine the national park at the Quezon Memorial Shrine
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    Relax @ Trinoma Gardens

    by cyndymc Updated Dec 21, 2009

    After some shopping, you can stroll or sit and rest amid the bamboo trees, pond and greenery at Trinoma Gardens. When we went there, I noticed that even non-shoppers (students, families, office workers) simply sat beside the pond and garden to chat or have souvenir pictures... Yes, Trinoma is the place to go if you seek refuge in a refreshing, relaxing ambiance.

    Trinoma Gardens
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    Commune With Nature At La Mesa Ecopark

    by cyndymc Updated Dec 20, 2009

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    It's been years since I was at La Mesa Dam. We used to pass by the place when we went to my friend's house at Lagro, Novaliches. I remember my friend's stories about their picking live tilapias on the road. Yes,there were tilapias jumping on the road whenever the water at the dam overflowed. It is so different now. Somehow,the road looks so narrow, being sandwiched by the high perimeter fence of the water reservoir and the equally high perimeter fence of La Mesa Ecopark.

    What used to be the virgin forest beside the road has been converted into an Ecopark...thanks to the ABS-CBN Foundation's Bantay Kalikasan (Nature Watch) Project. ABS-CBN Foundation collaborated with Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System (MWSS, the government agency that owned La Mesa Watershed) and the Quezon City government to stop illegal settling, poaching and logging through a proactive Bantay Kalikasan Project that aims to rehabilitate, reforest, preserve and protect the area. The Adopt/Protect-A-Tree/Hectare Program was so successful that out of the 1,500 hectares that needed reforestation,only about 158 hectares remain to be planted. To sustain this noble Project,the La Mesa Ecopark was opened to the public, providing children and adults with experiential learning about environmental and biodiversity conservation.

    If you'd like to breathe in fresh air and commune with nature, visit La Mesa Ecopark...good for family bonding and team building activities

    Welcome to La Mesa Ecopark Shell Flower Terraces Entrance to Drilon Orchidarium Lotus & Koi Pond Neptune Pond
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    Go to Cubao and see a show at the Coliseum

    by jumpingnorman Updated Apr 9, 2009

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    Even before the Makati area became the more cosmopolitan shopping and theater distrcit, we were already fond of going to Cubao in the 1970’s. At Christmas time, the COD store would have a parade of mannequins on its roof and children would be in awe of the these mannequins on a “track” and the highlight would be Santa and his reindeers. I think there were also dwarves – but that might just be my hyperactive imagination when I was a child, hehehe…

    Now Cubao has been modernized, and it still has the huge Araneta Coliseum where in the 1970’s, the dolphin “Flipper” went and I remember being there to see that ONE dolphin. I think we also watched Ann Margaret sing there – and this 50,000 capacity “Coliseum” has seen great performers and you just might catch a show when you're there.

    The Ali Mall was of course named after Muhammad Ali, after the success of Thrilla in Manila. And other stores have stood their ground like Farmer’s Plaza, Shoemart (SM) and Rustan’s. There are now newer malls like Gateway Mall and Shopwise Supercenter….and these are places where you can just watch how everyday Filipinos enjoy shopping and just walking around the malls with friends and family. %c

    My jetset 6-month old son in a mall in Philippines
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    Visiting Malls in Quezon City, Philippines

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 17, 2009

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    I used to live in Quezon City and it is less busy than Makati and Manila downtown, but through the years it has developed a lot. I know it's weird to recommend malls as a tourist destination, but the malls is where you see the people going to and it is nice to "people-watch" and also to look at the good bargains.

    Nice malls in the Quezon City area include, but not limited to:
    Gateway Aurora Boulevard - Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Farmer's Plaza EDSA - Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    AliMall P. Tuazon Boulevard - Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Plaza Fair - Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Fairmart - Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Eastwood CyberOne Mall - Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, C-5, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Eastwood CityWalk 2 - Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, C-5, Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Ever Gotesco Commonwealth- Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Isetann Cubao- Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Robinsons Galleria-Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila

    But now, I think one should also grab a cab and head off to the NEW (opened 2006) SM Mall of Asia which is located at Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines with a land area of 19.5 hectares and a floor area of 386,224 m². It is the largest mall in the Philippines and the 3rd largest shopping mall in the world! With over 600 shops and 150 dining establishments, you'll have a lot of fun!

    And visiting these malls can be very tiring, so you can head of to nice parks in Quezon City like the Quezon City Memorial Circle where you can also find restaurants. And there is also the nearby Wildlife Park. Or, head off and see my old school, the University of the Philippines which has nice green grounds and where the cream of the crop study. You got to be proud of your school, hehehe...

    Son with nice Filipina carer in a Quezon City Mall
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    Secret Lovers and Monkey-Eating Eagle in Park

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 17, 2009

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    If you want to go for a nice walk in a nice park in the middle of the city, then head off to the Wild Life Park where Filipino families gather for a picnic, especially during the weekends. You will also see a lot of couples, most of them walking hand-in-hand and embracing under the trees (maybe hiding, hehehe, “secret lovers”)…

    But, this park has a nice lake in the middle and it is also known to have a mini-zoo with a crocodile, pythons, parrots, monkeys (be careful my sister’s finger got bitten once!), peacocks, deer and of course, the famous Philippine Monkey Eating Eagle!!!! That’s why I go to this park – I am just amazed looking at this magnificent bird with its huge beak which it uses in the wild to open up the monkey! Yikes!

    Beautiful trees in the Philippines
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    Jog Around the Quezon City Circle Monument

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 17, 2009

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    I am familiar with this 217ft tall tower right which is surrounded by an “Elliptical Road” in front of the Quezon City Hall --- I even got to climb up it when it was still allowed when I was a kid. But now, you can only appreciate the height of this tower from outside.

    It was built starting in the 1950’s as a memorial to the late President Manuel Quezon, and his remains and that of his wife do rest under the tower. I think the design is very nice, and it’s amazing it is still standing even after some earthquakes. There are three vertical pylons representing Luzon, Visayas and Minadanao and they are guarded by three mourning angels holding the national flower, Sampaguita, whose wreaths were actually sculpted by Italian sculptor Monti….the Italians really have their art and skill around the world!

    What I used to do as a kid was fly kites here which was designed as a Philippine Flag and I tried to center it at the middle of the three pylons, hehehe...the winds were strong and my kite would be 300 plus feet up in the air…On weekends, the park has exercise classes (Sunday morning) and it is very nice to jog around the elliptical road….while the jeepneys and buses are honking…

    There are restaurants now in the middle of the complex (I believe I ate at famous Max’s Fried Chicken when I visited last, but it may have changed, 2006).

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    Walk around the University of the Philippines

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 17, 2009

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    Considered the premier teaching institution of the Philippines, THIS IS MY Alma Mater – the University of the Philippines. Students from all islands of the Philippines take the national exams, hoping to become a scholar in this beautiful university set in Diliman, Quezon City.

    Just walking around the campus is nice as you will see the everyday lives of the students hoping for a brighter future. There is the Sunken Garden which is a “crater-like” depressed garden right in the middle of the campus, lined by giant trees. Reserve military corps practice their marching on the grounds on weekends, and you might even catch a concert or two….There is always something going on around the UP Campus which also has theaters where you can watch very well directed theater masterpieces.

    The University also has a great library collection (I am not sure if you ask for a day-pass if you want to go in and look at some books- policies might have changed since I was there). There are several sport venues open to the public like the Track and Field Oval, tennis courts, the gymnasium, duckpin bowling and billiards and of course, an Olympic-size swimming pool where I used to do my laps.

    Very nice peaceful campus and worth an hour or two to relax in….and of course, don’t forget to take a picture at the OBLATION which is the emblem of U.P. The original I think has been replaced by the current statue (original at Fine Arts Building probably) --- it is a man with outstretched hand and I used to copy this pose a lot, hehehe….
    http://www.upd.edu.ph/

    My son at University of the Philippines, my school
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    Eco Trail and Camping at La Mesa Nature Reserve

    by JaneCajuguiran Updated Feb 24, 2008

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    The La Mesa Nature Reserve /Watershed is a protected area and has been restored and reforested by the Bantay Kalikasan and its partners. Eco trail and Camping are available at for the visitors to enjoy this place. The ecotrail allows you to explore the area by trekking at a leisurely pace throug a 2.5 km man-made trail which takes you through the grasslad, the forest and the lake. The trekking schedules are at 8 am, 9am and 10 am and lasts for about 2 hours. There's a minimum of 5 paying trekkers to do the trail. A forester is assigned to every group to take you around. The fee is 150 pesos for each adult and 100 pesos for person below 15 years old. Children under 7 are free of charge.

    If the eco trail is not enough for you to enjoy nature, camping is available at the reserve and is open 24 hours when there are campers around. You will have to bring your own tent though. the campsite is located right next to the lake which guarantees a cool and quiet evening under the stars. Security is round-the-clock and forest rangers are available to assist you from pitching your tent to lighting a bonfire. There are portable toilets in the area for the guests to use. a minimum of 10 paying campers is required to do this activity. campers are advised to be in the area before 3 pm and allot 1 hour to set up camp and undergo orientation while daylight is available. The fees are 150 pesos for students below 15 years old and persons over 15 are charged 200 each. There's an additional 100 pesos for each person charged for each additional night of stay. Reservation should be done at least 5 days prior to stay.

    Visit my blog at http://pinas-et-al.blogspot.com/2006/05/trip-to-la-mesa-ecopark.html.

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    Streetfood tripping

    by travelbuff007 Written Oct 2, 2007

    Basically if your an adventurer and love countries like thailand and Malaysia you will surely love the Streetfood hopping in Quezon City. From the basic Fishballs (grined fish/flour mix and turned into balls), Kikiam (grined fish and squid) to Scamble (crushed ice with flavoring) to Tukneneng (quail eggs wrapped in batter) to exotic balut (duck eggs) and One day old chickens. You must try it all!! ... and yes they are safe =)

    fishball stand fishballs and kikiam

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    Shopping at the newest mall in QC : Trinoma

    by yellowcab Updated Aug 3, 2007

    This is one of the newest addition to the growing list of Shopping Malls in Manila. is an upscale shopping center located on the corner of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines. Its location at the end of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train makes it more easily accessible among all new malls.

    Trinoma will play host to more than 550 high-end shopping and retail establishments. It will boast of flagship stores which are not only the largest, but also the best out of a brand's chain of establishments.

    On the Entertainment side: It has 6 digital cinemas and 1 THX cinema. A Timezone, the flagship and largest Philippine location (a computer gaming area), RedBox Karaoke and
    Activity Center.

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    Superstitious??

    by edwinic Written Aug 22, 2006

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    Im sorry. I mean, are you religious? Then Quezon City offers numbers of Churches to give your weary soul a much needed rest.

    Dont fail to visit the following places

    1. Sto Domingo Church, Quezon Ave cor Banawe.
    2. Iglesia ni Kristo along Commonwealth Ave.
    3. Christ the King Church on E Rodriguez, New Manila
    4. Saint Peter Church along Commonwealth.

    I promise, even if you are not interested in the Hereafter, the Architectures of these buildings will be enough overwhelm you.

    Iglesia ni Kristo Church The People Power Monument

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Quezon City Hotels

  • Eurotel North Edsa

    49 Bulacan Street, Barangay Bungad, Quezon City, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Fersal Inn - Annapolis

    49 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Stone House Quezon City

    1315 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, 1100, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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