6 Places to Visit When in Quezon City

Quezon City, nestled in the heart of Metro Manila, is a destination that local and foreign travelers shouldn’t skip. Boasting a vibrant blend of art, cuisine, and culture, this dynamic city offers many old and new places worth exploring. Here are a few of the places you can go to and activities you can do when in Quezon City.

6 Places to Visit When in Quezon City

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1. Quezon City Memorial Circle (Elliptical Road, Diliman)

Quezon Memorial Circle Facebook

Quezon Memorial Circle Facebook

Oh, I love this place. When my children were still toddlers, we would be here every weekend. Inside Quezon City Memorial Circle are memories and physical remnants of the city and how it survived through the years. It also features the honorable Manuel L. Quezon, the pioneering leader and second president of the Philippines. This place is enormous but filled with intricate art decorations and vast greenery.

The photo below is a preview of how it would look at night. During the Yuletide season, the Quezon City Memorial Circle is usually filled with colorful light fixtures called “parol.”

2. Art in Island (Cubao)

6 Places to Go or Activities You Can Do When in Quezon City

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Art in Island, located in Cubao, Quezon City, is a renowned interactive art exhibition often referred to as a “selfie museum.” Yun Jae Kyoung, a South Korean businessman, is the visionary behind this unique establishment. Within a remarkable time span of just four months, 18 Korean visual artists collaborated to bring the initial exhibits to life. Art in Island officially opened its doors to the public in November 2014, captivating visitors with its immersive artistic experiences.

As described by Wikipedia.com:

Art In Island is housed within a two-storey building covering a space of 3,800 square meters (41,000 sq ft). Marketed as the “biggest 3D museum in Asia”, exhibits are primarily murals which relies on optical illusion which causes the two-dimensional works to be perceived as “3D”. Visitors are encouraged to photograph themselves to become “part” of the works’ composition. In 2015, Art In Island had around 100 unique paintings including works derived from the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and The Scream by Edvard Munch.


3. Eastwood City (Brgy. Bagumbayan)

Eastwood City Megaworld International

Photo: MegaworldInternational.com | Eastwood City

Eastwood City is a memorable place for my family because this is where we usually watch New Year’s Eve countdowns. In addition, every time our relatives from abroad would visit, the first hotel or area they’d pick is The Richmonde Hotel as it is near malls and other recreational areas.

Eastwood City is renowned for its lively entertainment scene, pulsating with energy day and night. Immerse yourself in the world of live performances at the Eastwood Mall Open Park, where talented artists captivate audiences with music, dance, and theater. Indulge in a gastronomic journey at a plethora of dining establishments, ranging from cozy cafes to exquisite restaurants, offering diverse cuisines to satisfy any palate.

Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist seeking an exciting adventure, this dynamic destination offers a lifestyle that shouldn’t be missed.


4. B Hotel (Scout Rallos Street)

B Hotel Quezon City

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This hotel stands out as an exceptional option when looking for a classy yet affordable place to stay in Quezon City. B Hotel’s sleek and modern design exudes a minimalist or industrial interior concept. It is strategically located along Scout Rallos Street, which is a good, accessible area.

B Hotel Quezon City Fairview

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It may look small from the outside, but all the amenities and facilities you need for a comfortable stay are there. B Hotel features 111 well-decorated rooms: Superior King and Twin rooms, Superior Handicapped, and Bedroom Suites. There are also two restaurants in the hotel: Johnny Steakhouse and the Lobby Cafe. If you are a digital nomad, don’t fret because the internet is reliable, and if you need to have intimate meetings, the meeting rooms are spacious.


5. Sining Kamalig Art Gallery (Araneta Center)

Sining Kamalig Art Gallery Facebook

Sining Kamalig Art Gallery Facebook

The gallery highlights the Philippines’ artistic excellence and cultural diversity through its extensive collection and dedication to supporting emerging artists. Sining Kamalig is an advocacy gallery offering art restoration and other artistic services. If you are into arts, visit Sining Kamalig Art Gallery.


6. Tadeo Filipino Mexican Comfort Food (Scout Fuentebella St., Diliman)

Tadeo Facebook

Tadeo Filipino Mexican Comfort Food Facebook

If you love Mexican food, Tadeo is the place to be when in QC. A restaurant that fuses Mexican and Filipino cuisine, this quaint and welcoming restaurant presents an exceptional culinary encounter through its imaginative combination of food, different menu, comfortable vibe, and culinary innovativeness. Tadeo offers a significant feasting experience that will fulfill your desires and interests. Embark on a gastronomic adventure at Tadeo and indulge in the delightful fusion of Filipino and Mexican comfort food that will leave you craving more.


Quezon City truly encompasses the essence of the Philippines — from its rich history to its diverse culture, tantalizing culinary delights, and vibrant spirit. Whether seeking historical treasures, artistic inspiration, or unforgettable experiences, this city has it all. Let the wonders of Quezon City unfold before your eyes. You won’t be disappointed!

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