Taguig is one of the urbanized cities located in the south-eastern portion of Metro Manila in the Philippines. There are quite a lot places to visit in Taguig including its many historical and contemporary cultural sites, sleek buildings, stylish restaurants, and hot night spots. Of the many fun things to do in Taguig, tourists love to take strolls along its many green spaces, or just wander around looking at the eye-catching street arts. You can also go on exploring some of the top Taguig attractions like the Mind Museum and Burgos Circle while here.
Let's explore Taguig points of interest and 15 best things to do in Taguig:
1. Tour the Mind Museum
The Mind Museum is undoubtedly one of the top places to visit in Taguig. This science museum is spread over the area of 1.2 hectares (3.0 acres) inside the Bonifacio Global City. Inside the museum, visitors can tour its five main galleries. Each of this gallery is uniquely themed featuring elements of atom, life, earth, universe, and technology. This non-profit interactive art and science centre is where “science comes alive” and the all the exhibits displayed here are created by Filipino artists and scientists.
2. Sip on some wine at the Burgos Circle
No trip to Taguig can ever be complete without visiting Burgos Circle. This place is a gastronomical heaven for the foodie in you! You will find some of the best restaurants, cafes, wine-bars, bars, and pubs in Taguig right here. Whether it’s the local cuisine or international cuisine, you will find some of the best Insta-worthy plates in the city at Burgos Circle. Restaurants like The Bowery, Namaste India, PepeRosso, and Bondi & Bourke are a must-visit.
3. Watch a movie at Uptown Mall Cinema
For a never-seen-before cinematic experience, visit the Uptown Mall Cinema in Taguig. Whether alone or with a friend, watching a movie at Uptown Mall Cinema is one of the best things to do in Taguig. If you are in mood to pamper yourself, buy yourself a VIP ticket that comes with exclusive privileges like cushion-y seats and unlimited popcorn and drinks.
4. Visit the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City and is spread over the area of 152 acres. This cemetery has 17,206 graves where the personnel from U.S, Philippines and other allied nations who were killed during World War II rest. The tombstones here are neatly laid out and are visible as far as the eye can see. Expect for December 25 and January 1, this cemetery is open for public everyday between 9 AM and 5 PM.
5. Take a stroll at Serendra
Serendra is a residential community located on the 11th Avenue is spread over 12-hectare of area. Perfect to visit with families of group of friends, you can take a stroll around the complex along its pedestrian-friendly streets and appreciate the European and Filipino motifs here. If you are planning to treat your family to a nice dinner, this complex has some of the city’s best restaurants as well. And shopping centres like Bonifacio High Street, Market!Market!, and SM Aura will keep you occupied with some retail therapy.
6. Ride a gondola at the Venice Grand Canal Mall
Take a ride along Venice’s gondolas without having to spend a fortune. The Venice Grand Canal is a shopping and entertainment complex located in Taguig and is inspired by one of Italy's most romantic cities – Venice. Located in McKinley Hill, Taguig City, Manila, this mall brings you the many unique sites of Venice with a Filipino touch. Visiting this mall is like taking a mini-trip and with its plethora of gorgeous views, shops, kiosks, and places to eat, Venice Grand Canal Mall is one of the top places to visit in Taguig.
7. Try some unexpected meal pairings at Jollibee
Jollibee is country’s number one fast-food chain and what makes their BGC Triangle Drive outlet in Taguig special is that this was their 1000th store in Philippines. Jollibee is loved by the entire nation and hence a visit to this place is one of the top things to do in Taguig. The meals here are gluttonous and absolutely lip-smacking! Cheeseburgers, Spaghetti with Fried Chicken, Peach Mango Rice Plates, and a bucket of fried chicken are just a few of the must-haves here.
8. Go dancing at Valkyrie
Situated at The Palace on the 9th Avenue, Valkyrie is one of the most popular nightclubs in Taguig. Featuring one of the biggest party scenes in the metro, here you can dance with 2000 other people. Not counting the DJs and the staff, this club can cater to more than 2500 patrons at one go. Many international DJs fly in to perform here and the party scenes here can get pretty wild with sudden confetti drop, or glow-in-the-dark outfits.
9. Window-shop at ‘The Fort’
This modern shopping complex is surrounded by well-landscaped gardens. During the day, you can shop (or window-shop) inside at the Old Navy or the Metro Market, and in the evening, you can relax by the lake. There are a plenty of play-areas here that would keep the kids busy.
10. Dine at the ultra-popular Mecha Uma
Rated amongst the top 50 restaurants from around the world, Mecha Uma was started by Bruce Ricketts in collaboration with restaurateurs Abba Napa, Eliza Antonino, and Jon Syjuco. Serving the best of global cuisine with Japanese inflections, the ingrediants used in food are either flown in from Japan or are organically grown.
11. Get adventurous at Trapeze Philippines
Flying Trapeze Philippines will give you an opportunity to fly high up in the air. Starting at P800, here you can take a flying lesson that is inclusive of an instructor and the safety gear.
12. Get fit at Track 30 Park
This one is for all the fitness enthusiast. Track 30th is a dedicated park that is equipped with a jogging track, yoga & exercise lawn, fitness art, and a meditation space. Moreover, this park has many art installations that have been made using the recycled materials. Take a break from the chaos of the city and head to Track 30. If you are not in mood to exercise, you can just relax at one of the lawns here.
13. Splurge at Bonifacio High Street
Bonifacio High Street is located inside Bonifacio Global City and is one of the premier shopping malls in Taguig. Offering an array of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure, and entertainment, this mall is divided into four sections.
14. Skateboard at BGC
The Bonifacio Global City is a haven for skateboarders. Come here any afternoon or in the evening and you will see young adults taking to the streets and go skateboarding. If you plan on coming here to play the sport, you will have to bring your own gear. Most of the times, the security has no issues with you skateboarding on the streets, but if they ask you to move someplace else, you must oblige.
15. Take a dip at Palace Pool Club
Head to the Palace Pool Club for an ultimate mix of swimming pool and club music. One of the hippest places to hangout in Taguig, The Palace is one of the biggest nightlife destinations in Asia. The pool has separate counters for members and guests. While the entry to the pool is free from Sunday to Friday, on Saturdays the visitors will have to pay an entrance fee of PHP 800 which includes two drinks, a swim band, and a towel.