Quezon City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Quezon City

Quezon City is the place to go when you want to escape from the creative chaos of Manila. With the biggest mall in the Philippines as well as multiple churches and nature reserves, it's an experience that will leave you with a true taste of the region.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Quezon City

1. Visit La Mesa Eco Park

When you're ready to relax in lush green surroundings, head to La Mesa Eco Park, a five-hectare oasis with walkways and water pools.

2. Check Out the Churches

Many of the churches, like the Santo Domingo Church, are hundreds of years old. with beautiful tributary statues.

3. Spend a Day in the Tomas Morato and Timog Avenue Tourist Belt Area

For some R'n'R and frivolous fun, check out this spot for the best restaurants, nightclubs, and retail stores.

4. Catch a Ride at the Fiesta Carnival Complex

Whether you are traveling with children or you're just a big kid at heart, the Fiesta Carnival Complex has tons of amusement park rides and entertaining side shows.

5. Go Boating at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

With a zoological and botanical garden, as well as a man-made lagoon for boating, this spot is a true sanctuary in the city.

What to do in Quezon City

1. Urban Memorials Meet Rural

Manila is a huge city with lots going on so it's hard to get away from all of the chaos. However, go out to Quezon City and you'll find lots of green spaces and plenty of awesome things to see. Quezon Memorial Circle is a large national park filled with memorials such as the World Peace Bell and the Quezon Memorial Shrine. You'll also find an urban farm and many gardens to relax in. If you're looking for a break from the city lights then this is the best place for it.

2. A Whole New World

This family-friendly museum is unique in the sense that it doesn't just focus on art but allows you to actually be a part of the art yourself. This interactive art is fun for adults and kids and you can easily spend hours here taking photos with the 3D paintings and murals. As this is the largest 3D museum in Asia, you certainly won't have a shortage photo backdrops. Get lost in the jungle, take a trip to Venice, become a mermaid for a day and even go for a ride on Aladdin's Magic Carpet. It's like a whole new world.

3. Lions And Tigers And Bears Oh My

Okay, so maybe the wildlife park doesn't have all of those animals but it has a plethora of other wildlife in this a 22.7-hectare zoological and botanical garden park. Not only will you get to see monkeys, native birds and other indigenous creatures, but there's also a lovely serene lake where you can decompress away from the craziness of Manila without going too far. The wildlife center also rehabilitates exotic and indigenous species, so you can go here knowing your money will be put towards a good cause.

4. Needed Relaxation

There's nothing more relaxing than having a spa day. Spas are the ultimate escape from a busy life and that's what Quezon City is so great at offering. Crown Garden Spa is one of the best in Manila away from the large metro area. With soothing lighting and music, you have so many treatment options to choose from and it's perfect for a solitary day of reflection or a girls' day trip.

5. Lush Garden Escape

You never would have thought Quezon City (being a city) would have such a plethora of incredible outdoor experiences that make you forget you're in the largest city in the country. Complete with a swimming pool, koi pond with lovely fish to admire, an archery station and the option to go fishing, La Mesa Eco Park is the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor time not far from the city center. Whether you want to be active or simply sit under a tree and read a book, this is the perfect spot.

1. Urban Memorials Meet Rural

Manila is a huge city with lots going on so it's hard to get away from all of the chaos. However, go out to Quezon City and you'll find lots of green spaces and plenty of awesome things to see. Quezon Memorial Circle is a large national park filled with memorials such as the World Peace Bell and the Quezon Memorial Shrine. You'll also find an urban farm and many gardens to relax in. If you're looking for a break from the city lights then this is the best place for it.

2. A Whole New World

This family-friendly museum is unique in the sense that it doesn't just focus on art but allows you to actually be a part of the art yourself. This interactive art is fun for adults and kids and you can easily spend hours here taking photos with the 3D paintings and murals. As this is the largest 3D museum in Asia, you certainly won't have a shortage photo backdrops. Get lost in the jungle, take a trip to Venice, become a mermaid for a day and even go for a ride on Aladdin's Magic Carpet. It's like a whole new world.

3. Lions And Tigers And Bears Oh My

Okay, so maybe the wildlife park doesn't have all of those animals but it has a plethora of other wildlife in this a 22.7-hectare zoological and botanical garden park. Not only will you get to see monkeys, native birds and other indigenous creatures, but there's also a lovely serene lake where you can decompress away from the craziness of Manila without going too far. The wildlife center also rehabilitates exotic and indigenous species, so you can go here knowing your money will be put towards a good cause.

4. Needed Relaxation

There's nothing more relaxing than having a spa day. Spas are the ultimate escape from a busy life and that's what Quezon City is so great at offering. Crown Garden Spa is one of the best in Manila away from the large metro area. With soothing lighting and music, you have so many treatment options to choose from and it's perfect for a solitary day of reflection or a girls' day trip.

5. Lush Garden Escape

You never would have thought Quezon City (being a city) would have such a plethora of incredible outdoor experiences that make you forget you're in the largest city in the country. Complete with a swimming pool, koi pond with lovely fish to admire, an archery station and the option to go fishing, La Mesa Eco Park is the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor time not far from the city center. Whether you want to be active or simply sit under a tree and read a book, this is the perfect spot.

Where to Eat in Quezon City

For truly authentic Filipino cuisine, check out PenPen's Filipino Kitchen, where you can enjoy chicken and pork adobo for ₱168, Gabi chips for ₱70, and three-cheese baked bangus belly for ₱165.

When to visit Quezon City

Quezon City in August
Estimated hotel price
$45
1 night at 3-star hotel
Quezon City in August
Estimated hotel price
$45
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to go to Quezon City is December or the winter months, when the temperature is a balmy 73, even at night. April is the hottest month, when temperatures shoot up to 93.

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How to Get to Quezon City

Plane

Travelers coming into Quezon City will land at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). Use the MRT-3 to get from the airport to Quezon City. The fare for a single ride is ₱20.

Train

Quezon City is a stop on the Metro Manila Line. You can use the MRT-2 and MRT-3 to get into Quezon City.

Car

To get from Manila to Quezon City, start on the R-8, then use the R-6 to get to Quezon City.

Bus

Use the popular "Jeepney" to travel from neighboring cities like Manila. A single, adult fare is ₱12. Bus fares for non-air conditioned vehicles are ₱10 and ₱12 for air conditioned buses.

Airports near Quezon City

Airlines serving Quezon City

United Airlines
Good (2,829 reviews)
KLM
Good (347 reviews)
Air France
Good (395 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,317 reviews)
SWISS
Good (451 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,192 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (942 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,389 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (304 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (318 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (146 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (51 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (47 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (137 reviews)
Thai Airways
Good (58 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Good (465 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (246 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (50 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (82 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (175 reviews)
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Where to stay in Quezon City

Diliman - this district is home to the beautiful and imposing Quezon Memorial Circle and monument and the University of the Philippines.

Popular Neighborhoods in Quezon City

Novaliches - this district is home to La Mesa Eco Park. When you're done taking in nature, head to the SM City Fairview mall.

Batasan Hills - while there are plenty of residential pockets in this neighborhood, Batasan Hills features some stunning and historical architecture, like the St. Peter Parish Church.

Where to stay in popular areas of Quezon City

Most booked hotels in Quezon City

Novotel Manila Araneta Center
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
$133+
Dusit Thani Manila
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$176+
New Coast Hotel Manila
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$110+
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$208+
Red Planet Quezon Timog
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$42+
Hotel Dreamworld North Edsa
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$34+
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How to Get Around Quezon City

Public Transportation

There are two subway lines, the MRT Line 2 and MRT Line 3, as well as private buses and smaller, local bus services. The most popular form of multi-passenger transport, however, is the "Jeepney", or the dyip, which is a long jeep seating multiple people, usually open air, and with interesting art on its side.

Taxi

Metered taxis are easy to catch though it may be hard to find one during rush hour. Fares start at a flat rate of ₱40 and it's ₱24.80 for each mile after that.

Car

Rent from local companies like Alcat and Roadstar or brands like Budget and National. Fares start at ₱3,473.82 for a compact, standard 4-door vehicle.

The Cost of Living in Quezon City

Shopping Streets

Check out TriNoma or SM City North EDSA, the largest mall currently in the Philippines.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs ₱74.20 and a dozen eggs will come to around ₱65.

Cheap meal
$4.02
A pair of jeans
$56.75
Single public transport ticket
$0.39
Cappuccino
$3.30
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