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

Diliman
Quezon City which includes food

Diliman

4/5(120 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.

Socorro
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!
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Socorro

3.5/5(10 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.

Novaliches
A view at our backyard today.
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Novaliches

3.5/5(8 reviews)

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

Bagumbayan
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 :)
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Bagumbayan

4.5/5(11 reviews)

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

Santo Cristo
A giant Christmas tree along North EDSA by Firefly. 

'Tis the season to be jolly.
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Santo Cristo

4/5(5 reviews)

While Santo Cristo might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like SM North EDSA and Quezon Memorial Circle.

Kaunlaran
New Manila, Quezon City at night.
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Kaunlaran

4.5/5(2 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.

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
¥9,180
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3

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! (599 reviews)

"Very professional staff. A bit pricey"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel
Seda Vertis North
Seda Vertis North
4.5 out of 5
Astra cor. Lux Drives, Vertis North, Quezon City
¥11,582
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

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). ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (308 reviews)

"my first time to stay and i am impressed. very clean room breakfast good and very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

Seda Vertis North
Luxent Hotel
Luxent Hotel
4 out of 5
51 Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Manila
¥7,736
per night
Dec 26 - Dec 27

Located in Diliman, this spa hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from SM North EDSA and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Quezon Memorial Circle. Rizal Park and Manila Ocean Park are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (425 reviews)

"Hotel & staff services are excellent."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Luxent Hotel

Popular things to do in Quezon City

SM North EDSA
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SM North EDSA

4/5(350 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 Project 6, 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(1,491 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 churches 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

¥17,146

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

¥5,209

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

¥15,735

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

¥12,805

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

¥11,720

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.

Davao Banana Agri-Tour
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Davao Banana Agri-Tour

¥12,073

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Reviews of Quezon City

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
59
5 - Excellent 25.991189427312776%
4 - Good
100
4 - Good 44.052863436123346%
3 - Okay
51
3 - Okay 22.46696035242291%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 4.845814977973569%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 2.643171806167401%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

There is a CrossFit competition in Quezon City every year. It's a good reason to visit this city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

Everything I wanted to see and do are easy and convenient. Luveeeet.... the only drawback, which is prevalent in other major cities around the world that I’ve visited ... TRAFFIC 藍

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 1, 2019

If your driving... prepare to have good music as it is a test of your patience as city traffic is very very heavy.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 28, 2019

Its pretty trash

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 26, 2019

The city is good. People are very nice. I ended up staying with in the city not I what I booked for because this property was closed down

1/5 - Terrible

CoWo

Oct 25, 2019

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