Surprising Staycations in Quezon City
Quezon City could be Asia’s most surprising urban destination. The Philippines’ biggest city in terms of area and population (and yes, that includes Manila), this dynamic destination is connected to the Filipino capital yet it has its own distinct personality. Local families and friends can now explore Quezon City and its environs with an immersive two-day itinerary with Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA as their base.
Day 1: Get Back to Nature in Antipolo
Leaving Quezon City, guests can take a short 40-minute drive to Antipolo, Rizal province. As the high-rise buildings disappear in the rear-view mirror, travelers will emerge in a world of wonders. Just 2km from Antipolo City, Hinulugang Taktak is blessed with fresh air, lush forests and flowing waterfalls, making it easy to forget that you’re still just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. Adventurous travelers can trek through the jungle, swim in natural pools, try climbing and rappelling, or even tackle the famous “Spider’s Web,” a rope and bridge course high above the forest floor.
Day 2: Discover the Cultural Charms of Quezon City
Having enjoyed the organic attractions of Antipolo, it’s time to discover the vibrant urban scene of Quezon City. There are so many things to see and do in this stylish city, from monuments like the World Peace Bell and Quezon City Memorial Circle (or “Kyusi Circle” as the locals call it), to historical and cultural highlights such as Manuel Quezon Museum or the Quezon Heritage House. And of course, shoppers can enjoy world-class retail therapy at the vast SM City North EDSA – one of the biggest shopping malls on the planet!
Then as the sun sets over the city, Quezon City starts to pulsate with exciting nightlife. Satisfy your appetite at the Philippines’ first Max’s Restaurant, located in Tomas Morato Avenue, which serves the famous fried chicken that has become a favorite among Filipino diners. Then head to TYA on Timog Avenue for a few well-deserved drinks and a dance to classic tunes from the ‘80s and 90s, before heading back to Park Inn By Radisson North EDSA for a great night’s sleep.