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.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 30
1 night at 3-star hotel
Quezon City in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 30
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 (2,331 reviews)
KLM
Good (264 reviews)
Air France
Good (271 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (950 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (304 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (850 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (478 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (587 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (176 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (120 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (123 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (95 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (21 reviews)
Thai Airways
Excellent (28 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (36 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Good (249 reviews)
Oman Air
Good (3 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (82 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (79 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (102 reviews)
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Where to stay in Quezon City

For beauty and luxury, check into a room at the Summit Hotel Magnolia. Those who want comfort on a moderate budget will like the attention at the Garden Heights Condotel. Travelers on a budget can rest after a weary day at ACL Suites.

Popular neighbourhoods in Quezon City

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

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

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 180+
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 188+
Hop Inn Hotel Aseana City Manila
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 40+
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 119+
Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 113+
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 91+
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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
C$ 3.26
A pair of jeans
C$ 46.00
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.32
Cappuccino
C$ 2.67
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