Quezon CityPhilippines

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Visit Quezon City

The most populated city in Metro Manila is also one of the most exciting, with iconic monuments, glittering malls and scenic escapes.

Travel the breadth of Quezon City and you will pass districts with all kinds of food to sample, exciting entertainment hubs and even serene pockets of nature. This multifaceted destination promises art galleries, stylish shopping malls and captivating historic sights. To get to the heart of Metro Manila, visit Quezon City.

Discover a city that was designed and intended as a new capital for the Philippines. President Manuel L. Quezon commissioned the building of a city named after him in 1938, making this district one of the newest parts of Metro Manila.

Head straight to the heart of the city in Quezon Memorial Circle. This national park features a famous monument to its namesake president, as well as a play area for children.

Visit the QCX Museum, which has interactive exhibits dedicated to the social history of the region. Use the interactive tablets found throughout the museum to learn about the legacy of President Quezon.

Sample the flavors of the Philippines in Maginhawa, the food center of Quezon City. This constantly evolving neighborhood offers a plethora of restaurants serving both tasty Filipino and international dishes. Alternate between its street food trucks and buzzing casual restaurants for a culinary exploration of Metro Manila’s food scene.

Escape from the constant bustle of the city into La Mesa Eco Park. Cycle around shaded paths that circle a lake or hike across the forests here. This park is rather vast and some travelers hire guides to help show them around.

Become part of a painting at Art in Island. This unique gallery gives visitors the chance to pose in 3-D paintings for eye-catching photos. It is worth setting aside several hours to enjoy every aspect of this fun museum.

Quezon City is one of the northernmost cities in Metro Manila. Ride the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) from Manila City to reach the city center. Public transport systems run throughout the city.

Go to Quezon City between November and May for the best weather and festive celebrations.

Where to stay in Quezon City

Quezon City which includes food

Diliman

4/5Very Good!(128 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Diliman, check out sights like Quezon Memorial Circle or Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center and hop on the metro to see more the city at Quezon Avenue Station or GMA-Kamuning Station.

Diliman
Get your act together, as you and the painting become one. The biggest 3D Interactive Museum in Asia that not only allows you to look but to also interact with the museum pieces. Happy posing!

Socorro

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Socorro, check out sights like Smart Araneta Coliseum or Kia Theater and hop on the metro to see more the city at Cubao Station or Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station.

Socorro
A view at our backyard today.

Novaliches

3.5/5Good!(8 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Novaliches, SM City Fairview and La Mesa Watershed are top sights worth seeing.

Novaliches
A great place to try somewhat local fare. They do fusion as well. Try the Bangus fish. It's their national fish. I'm serious, they have national fish :)

Bagumbayan

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

While Bagumbayan isn't home to many top sights, Robinsons Galleria Mall and Ali Mall are some notable places to visit nearby.

Bagumbayan
New Manila, Quezon City at night.

Kaunlaran

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

While you're in Kaunlaran, take in top sights like Robinsons Magnolia and jump on the metro at Betty Go-Belmonte LRT Station to see more of the city.

Kaunlaran
"Kapalmuks" The House Specialty.

South Triangle

While you're in South Triangle, take in top sights like Boy Scout Circle or Tomas Morato Ave, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Quezon Avenue Station or GMA-Kamuning Station.

South Triangle

Top Hotels in Quezon City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel
Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel
4 out of 5
General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Quezon City, Manila
¥9,250
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

This family-friendly Quezon City hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps from Gateway Mall and Smart Araneta Coliseum. Kia Theater and Art In Island are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (625 reviews)

"Complimentary parking on a busy location. Ralph Cruz from the buffet did an above and beyond service to us that we truly appreciate. Thanks for having people like him in your team."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel
Seda Vertis North
Seda Vertis North
4.5 out of 5
Astra cor. Lux Drives, Vertis North, Quezon City
¥12,637
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14

Located in Diliman, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of TriNoma and SM North EDSA. Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park are also within 9 mi (15 km). ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (340 reviews)

"It was an OK property . So much room for improvement. Buffet breakfast was always a chaos - not for someone who wants peace and quiet. Free Parking was a major plus. No real good view so better off using the block off curtains all the time. OK rooms - big space to move around."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

Seda Vertis North
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Manila
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥8,957
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Located in Bagumbayan, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Medical City and within 6 mi (10 km) of Smart Araneta Coliseum and SM North EDSA. Fort Bonifacio and ...

3.8/5Good! (332 reviews)

"near exactly to the mall"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Popular things to do in Quezon City

SM North EDSA
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SM North EDSA

4/5(369 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to SM North EDSA, a popular shopping spot in Quezon City. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

University of the Philipppines-Diliman
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University of the Philipppines-Diliman

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area of University of the Philipppines-Diliman, during your trip to Quezon City. Attend a sporting event or visit the churches in this vibrant area.

TriNoma
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TriNoma

4.5/5(4 reviews)

During your visit to Quezon City, you can do some window-shopping at TriNoma. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this culturally-rich area.

SM City Fairview
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SM City Fairview

During your visit to Quezon City, you can enjoy retail therapy at SM City Fairview. Attend a sporting event while in this culturally-rich area or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants.

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

See the exotic and native animals who live at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center during your travels in Quezon City. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this culturally-rich area.

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(1,544 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit SM Mall of Asia, a favorite shopping spot in Pasay. Attend a sporting event or visit the stunning cathedral in this culturally-rich area.

Top activities in Quezon City

Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

¥17,079

Hike up one of the Philippines' second-most-active volcano on this full-day tour. Take a scenic boat ride on Taal Lake, ride on a horseback across spectacular black lava flows and look down on the stunning vista from the summit of Taal Volcano.

Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

¥5,189

Take a journey through Manila and explore its rich history, fascinating architecture and ancient buildings. Discover the Philippines' financial capital in bustling Makati City, the historic American Cemetery & Memorial, and the ancient walled-city of Intramuros—a remnant of Manila's colonial past.

Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion
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Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion

¥15,674

Escape to a historic World War II island fortress on this full-day tour to Corregidor Island. Explore major battle sites & barrack ruins, visit the Pacific War Memorial, discover Malinta Tunnel, and enjoy scenic views of Manila Bay from the island's historic lighthouse.

Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour
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Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour

¥12,755

Begin the day with a drive to the picturesque city of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,250 feet (686 m) above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. After lunch, return to Metro Manila, visit bustling Makati, and see San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Full-Day City & Museum Tour
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Full-Day City & Museum Tour

¥11,674

Discover Manila's rich history, cultural heritage and architectural grandeur on this full-day tour. Stroll through the ancient walled city of Intramuros, explore the Philippines' financial capital in Makati City, and visit ancient churches and historic museums.

Art In Island Museum Admission Ticket
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Art In Island Museum Admission Ticket

¥1,072

Visit: Art in Island, 175 15th Ave. Cubao, Quezon City, Luzon 1109 Philippines Get ready to be blown away by the realistic paintings here in Art In Island Museum, located in the heart of Quezon City, Philippines. With the use of 3D and optical illusion, the paintings become real.

Reviews of Quezon City

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
65
5 - Excellent 26.859504132231404%
4 - Good
104
4 - Good 42.97520661157025%
3 - Okay
55
3 - Okay 22.727272727272727%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 4.545454545454546%
1 - Terrible
7
1 - Terrible 2.8925619834710745%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Crowded as compared to Makati and BGC

5/5 - Excellent

Dmitrii

Jan 8, 2020

For me, it’s like home

5/5 - Excellent

Liza

Jan 6, 2020

Lots of food choices. Convenient to all destinations whether anywhere in Manila or the provincial areas. Safe neighborhoods

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

Notes about hotel:! Need more tissue and toilet paper, toiletries, towels, hand towels. Lightning in room not enough. Too dark for us. But staff very friendly and accommodating.

5/5 - Excellent

DP

Jan 1, 2020

GREAT PLACE

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

Too congested. I love that Ali Mall and SM are close by.