Awesome Things You Can Do and Find in Metro Manila

Looking for condos for sale in BGC or other areas in Metro Manila? These cool finds and attractions make a case for visiting and living in certain cities in the metro.

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Every city in Metro Manila has its own charm, from the lively food and beverage scene, to historical landmarks and tourist attractions, to unique concepts and shopping finds. So whether you’re looking for condos for sale in BGC in Taguig, Makati, Quezon City, or other cities in Metro Manila, you’ll surely feel at home and excited to explore your new neighborhood.

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Quezon City

The site of many of the country’s historical milestones and once the national capital, Quezon City is now home to cultural landmarks, arts- and science-driven centers, and foodie must-tries. You’ll find the legendary Lola Idang’s Original Pancit Malabon along Visayas Avenue, White Plains, and Kamuning; The Yard, a pop culture-themed food park with an open-air cinema, along Timog Avenue, and lots of food parks scattered in Maginhawa and Malingap Streets in Teachers Village.

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La Mesa Eco Park. (Photo from La Mesa Eco Park’s Facebook page)

In Vertis North, where Avida Towers Vita and Avida Towers Sola are located, you can visit historical and cultural landmarks such as the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center and Bantayog ng mga Bayani. In bustling Balintawak, you can find Avida Towers Cloverleaf, is foodie- and homeowner-friendly with places like El Fresco Food Park, Landers Superstore, and CW Home Depot. In Fairview, where Avida Towers Astrea is situated, you’ll find joy in digging through surplus shops along Regalado Avenue, checking out art exhibitions at Light & Space Contemporary in West Fairview, sampling delicious food finds in all over Fairview, and exploring the great outdoors at La Mesa Eco Park.

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The Mind Museum. (Photo from The Mind Museum website)

Taguig City

The highly developed city of Taguig is a foodie’s dream come true, with restaurants and bars at literally every corner. Salvatore Cuomo & Bar (Italian), Din Tai Fung (Chinese), and Pound by Todd English (American) are just a few of the cool places near Avida Towers Turf BGC on 9th Avenue, Avida Towers 34th Street, and Avida CityFlex Towers BGC on 7th Street. Recreational centers KidZania and The Mind Museum are also just a short walk or ride away from these condos for sale in BGC.

Meanwhile, Arca South, where Avida Towers Vireo is located, has the AANI Weekend Market, a good place to stock up on fresh organic produce and binge on Filipino delicacies.

READ: 10 Fairview Restaurants for Foodies

The Hide & Seek Escape Room in Breakout Philippines. (Photo from Breakout Philippines’ Facebook page)

Mandaluyong City

Aside from the wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, wellness centers, home stores, and fitness hubs within walking distance of Avida Towers Centera, you can also enjoy a variety of indoor activities in Mandaluyong City.

Flex your mental muscles with your friends at Breakout Philippines, EDSA corner Reliance Street; sing your heart out at Celebrity Lounge Family KTV and Restobar, 431 Shaw Boulevard corner Ideal Street; or go on restaurant crawl in lively Kapitolyo.

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One of the halls in the National Museum of the Philippines. (Photo from National Museum of the Philippines’ Facebook page)

Manila City

Whether you are looking for a place to bring friends who are visiting from abroad or simply want to reconnect to your Filipino roots, the City of Manila won’t disappoint.

Get a refresher course on Philippine history at the National Art Gallery and Museum of the Filipino People in the National Museum complex, ride a kalesa around the beautiful walled district of Intramuros, and visit the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park (also known as Luneta Park), all of which are just a few minutes away from Avida Towers Intima in Paco and Avida Towers Prime Taft.

READ: Where (and How!) to Travel Solo Around the Philippines

Tenant Manila in San Antonio Village, Makati. (Photo from Tenant Manila’s Facebook page)

Makati City

The older sibling of Taguig’s business district, Makati remains a prime business district, shopping destination, and residential neighborhood. Aside from the multitude of shops, restaurants, and bars in the Glorietta and Greenbelt area, Makati is known for the edgy, neon-lit neighborhood of Poblacion, Manila’s answer to Brooklyn, as well as the quieter, artsy, and foodie neighborhood of San Antonio Village, both near Avida Towers Asten.

Southern Dairy Homemade Gelato + Kitchen, BF Homes. (Photo from Southern Dairy’s Facebook page)

Parañaque City

Down south, Parañaque City is famous for the Baclaran Church, also known as The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, which attracts thousands of devotees every Wednesday. Parañaque is also home to Duty Free Philippines, a must-stop for visitors and balikbayans fresh off NAIA, and is a short ride away from the cluster of Pasay hotels and resorts near the airport terminals.

On Sucat Road, also known as Dr. A. Santos Avenue where you’ll find Avida Towers Sucat, are fitness hubs such as Elorde Sports Complex and Olivarez Sports Complex. Sucat Road is also an entry point to the sprawling village of BF Homes Parañaque, one of the first residential neighborhoods in Metro Manila to be filled with homey restaurants, casual bars, and all sorts of bargain stores.

Whether you are looking for condos for sale in BGC or other areas and cities in Metro Manila, you won’t run out of interesting places to go to. For more information on different developments, visit Avida Land.