I asked a friend today, “What places do you go to with your boyfriend?” He answered, “Maginhawa and Katipunan lang… Ang hirap pumili eh!”
Relate ba? Quezon City is the most populated city in the Philippines, and also the largest city in Metro Manila by area. With a place this big, there’s bound to be more choices for date places* we may not have explored yet, or we could have forgotten about, right?
If you're like my friend, this list is for you.
*With special mention of some places in San Juan – perfect middle ground for lovers from opposite ends of Metro Manila.
1. Maginhawa Street
2. Love Desserts
3. O Ga Ne
4. Bantayog ng Mga Bayani (BONUS: Eton Centris)
5. Quezon City Public Library
6. Lazer Maxx
7. Breakout Philippines
8. Monkey MIC
9. UP Diliman
10. La Mesa Ecopark
11. Quezon Memorial Circle
12. Cinema '76 Film Society
Why wait for the Metro Manila Film Festival to support local cinema when Cinema '76 in San Juan caters to that all year round? It's a small, cozy theater with a seating capacity of just 60 people. There are regular updates on their Facebook page regarding screenings, schedules, ticket price, and meet-and-greets. So grab your popcorn and hold your lover's hand, because Cinema '76 will show you the class and quality of today's homegrown filmmakers.
Average cost per person: PHP 150
13. Cubao Expo (BONUS: Art In Island)
14. The PARC Foundation
15. Power Up Climbing Gym
16. Ananda Marga Yoga Center
17. Wensha Spa Center
Natakam ba kayo? Hopefully, this list has turned on lightbulbs in your heads for date places and ideas. Quezon City may be huge with a lot of budget-friendly date possibilities, but now, we no longer have to say "Ang hirap pumili eh!" when trying to think of another romantic rendezvous.