The official slogan of Taguig is “Think big, dream big, I love Taguig”. This seems fitting given Taguiug’s rapid economic and infrastructure growth over the past few decades. Once a sleepy fishing town with most of its income from agricultural products, Taguig is now a thriving metropolis alongside cities like Manila and Quezon.
With over 70 acres of business and lifestyle district, you better believe Taguig’s nightlife is just around the corner. There are plenty of outdoor eating streets to appeal to the city’s business workers, as well as many upscale restaurants for those with more sophisticated tastes.
The city is full of fun bars, incredible nightclubs and lots of shopping areas. Many tourists say Taguig is reminiscent of other Asian capital cities such as Singapore and Bangkok. you are the judge…
Let’s explore the best things to do in Taguig:
1. Heroes’ Graveyard
The first cemetery dedicated to Filipino soldiers who fought for their country was the Heroes’ Cemetery established in 1947. At first it was named “Republic Cemetery”, but in 1954 it was renamed the Cemetery of Heroes by President Ramon Magsaysay.
The grounds are well maintained and in pristine condition. Visit the observation deck where you can look down on all the crosses and learn about the violence the Philippines had to endure in order to get to where it is today. It’s certainly a stark reminder of the country’s grim history.
2. Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
The former Fort William McKinley Air Force Base is home to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. 150 acres of tombstones at a glance. The cemetery holds the remains of American servicemen who served in the Philippine campaign from 1941 to 1942, as well as servicemen who fought and died in New Guinea. Of those buried here, 23 are Medal of Honor recipients who have fought across the Philippines.
Americans with military ties can easily find meaning in visiting this site.The cemetery is open daily from 00:00 am to 5:00 pm
3. The Mind Museum
Where “science is active,” the Museum of Mind is an interactive art and science center that will captivate and enchant people of all ages. The immediate purpose of this non-profit project planning its exhibits is to stimulate public curiosity.
The exhibits are created by Filipino artists and scientists keen to educate their country. As you’ll see well, they’re always thriving and planning how to push their limits and explore boundaries.
Get up close and personal with a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, create your own star, take part in a writing project, visit a lifelike planetarium and more.
If you haven’t tried Jollibee in the Philippines, give it a try at Taguig! Jollibee is the epitome of Filipino fast food and is loved by people all over the country.
As in any foreign country, you have to keep an open mind when approaching the menu. There are unexpected meal pairings like pasta with fried chicken, but go for it!
If you’re with a group, take a hard look at their popular group meals, which are not just gluttonous but so novel. For example, you’ll get a meal that includes 6 cheeseburgers, 6 peach mango rice plates, a bucket of fried chicken, and more.
Don’t ask questions; just get into the Filipino spirit.
5. Piazza Venezia
It does look like the sunken city of Venice! Designed to replicate Venetian architecture, this outdoor mall is lined with bright blue canals that can be crossed via a charming pedestrian bridge. There’s even a love lock bridge where you can write your heartfelt love on the lock and hang it on the bridge as a permanent memory.
During the day, you can hop on a Venetian gondola and paddle down the canals with your sweetheart. Take a walk along the boardwalk at night when the entire area is illuminated by gleaming street lights.
6. Palace Pool Club
Get into vacation mode with a day at the Palace Pool Club. With cocktails, live DJs and a host of international travelers, you’re sure to have a great time.
Saturday and Sunday are obviously the busiest days and the most crowded. Some people can swim, some people can’t. As night falls, the Palace Pool Club is the perfect place to head to the Valkyrie nightclub next door.
If you want to stay, family/disco music starts at 10pm and hip hop starts around 1am.
7. Valkyrie Nightclub
Laser lights, bottle service, lovely waitresses and bartenders – what more could you ask for in a nightclub? DJs are international, they come from all over the world just to spin in Valkyrie. There were cool features throughout the night, like confetti suddenly falling from the ceiling or psychedelic dancers in glowing costumes on stage. It can get really weird and wild here.
Another bonus: Valkyrie nightclub is huge. That means when the dance floor is packed (as it always is), you’ll find yourself in a sea of fun, human-loving parties, and a good time late at night for a few hours. Drinks are reasonably priced and the food is worth a visit.
8. Mecha Uma
Consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Metro Manila, Mecha Uma is a foodie’s dream come true.
This restaurant is popular for its 7-course tasting menu. If you’re willing to give up your palate entirely, you can trust Chef Bruce to present you a dish-by-dish piece of art on your plate. There will be ingredients you’ve never heard of mixed with the best Wagyu beef and tender seafood you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. It’s a culinary experience that’s hard to beat. once.
Having said that, it’s hard to find such fine Japanese restaurants outside of Japan, so when you stumble across it, don’t miss the chance.
9. Central Market
From 6 pm to 3 am, you can visit this outdoor food park, clothing market and fashion flea market called Mercato Centrale in Taguig.
On the food front, you’ll find everything from Aunt May’s Filipino delicacies to desserts at The Pastry Shack. There’s Italian, Mexican, Western, Japanese and everything in between. You do a lot of roaming and nibbling as you walk through the winding stalls. You can find some seats with tables nearby when you are busy.
There are people here from all over the world and from many different backgrounds. It’s full of positive vibes!
10. Philippine Trapeze
This is your chance to fly high like in a circus. Take a trapeze course and you’ll be securely harnessed and instructed by an expert on how to swing, let go and fly to the next trapeze.
No matter your age or experience, this is for you. These professionals have worked with a range of visitors, some more confident than others. No matter how scared you are, you will soon be flying.
In addition to being a circus professional, as an added bonus, Taguig’s trapeze class is also a great workout that will work your arms, your core, and your comfort zone.
11. Carnival at the Palace
The definition of hip, anyone in Taguig ends up partying at Revel at the Palace.
With bronze staircases, art-modern chandeliers, well-dressed patrons and killer cocktails, it’s hard not to feel like you’re rubbing shoulders with the elite—sometimes you are. Models, CEOs, celebrities and you make up the social scene here. Reserve a table for bottle service, or order a delicious handcrafted cocktail from the menu while hanging out at the bar.
Before you get too advanced, remember that fancy people have to eat too. Check out their menu, which includes Korean chicken, flatbread pizza, and even popcorn. All of this is as delicious as you would expect.
12. Light up
If you consider yourself a whisky lover, you should certainly make time for a LIT. This bar has a great collection of aged whiskies from all over the world. Order a whisky flight tasting; there are about 8 on the menu to choose from.
The owner, Francis, is enthusiastically on hand to answer questions, make suggestions, or just share his enthusiasm with customers. He is particularly fond of Japanese whisky, so you can expect to find extraordinary options in this area.
13. Track 30 Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life at Track 30 Park.
This expansive area replaces all the concrete visions in your head with green and nature. There are tall shade trees to sit under, grass to lie down and plenty of benches for people to watch.
You’ll see many office workers come here for takeaway at lunch and then relax. At night, the park is also packed with joggers, jogging on wide paths under bright lights.
Track 30 Park is in a very central location so you will be in the area no matter what! why not?
The Fort is a modern shopping mall surrounded by beautiful parks. Shop at the air-conditioned plazas of Old Navy or Subway Market, then venture outside to explore the area.
For the kids, there is a huge play area with slides, castles and horizontal bars. There’s also a dancing fountain that lights up at night, and a mini Ferris wheel.
There are plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, like the large elephant statue-hedge hybrid, and the well-planned modern landscape.
During the holidays, the fort becomes super festive, with glittering decorations everywhere. Other holidays and seasons are celebrated here with very serious holiday offerings.
15. Greenwich Pizza
The Filipino version of Pizza Hut and Dominos is Greenwich Pizza, and you’re in luck – they have a branch in Taguig. After all the nightclub activity and late night drinking, you’re going to need some good old-fashioned pizza delivery.
They have what you need: crispy, thin crust, overloaded pizza and classic options. You really can’t go wrong.
They also offer menu items including pastas, side dishes and meals. Also, in proper Filipino fashion, they have pizza sets with fried chicken. What an amazing surprise!
Go big so you have some leftover pizza to get you out of party mode in the morning.
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