Date night is something you always look forward to whether you’re out to celebrate your anniversary or merely wants to spend the weekend together.
But, if you’ve been doing the same routine over and over again – catching a movie, spending the afternoon in the mall and having dinner in a fancy restaurant – you may no longer be as excited for the weekend as you used to.
Well, it doesn’t have to be that way especially if you’ll search the outskirts of Pasig. Aside from the towering buildings and bustling streets, the city is teeming with romantic spots and activities that leave you with no excuse to not give your loved one a new experience.
Pasig boasts just as many attractions and dating spot its surrounding metro cities have – and in this article, we outlined 25 of them to help you earn some kilig points!
Combine date night with a great workout! Ninja Academy is the first indoor parkour facility in the metro that offers flexible courses where you can learn the art of freerunning at your own pace. Although it may not be for everyone, it sure is the best place to start living an active lifestyle together.
Visit Ninja Academy at 155 Dr. Sixto Ave. Pasig City.
Want an extraordinary date that won’t leave you broke? Consider an archery date night in Ortigas. Ever since it entered the scene, Gandiva has made archery accessible and affordable for everyone. It offers a well-equipped range to ensure that you get the best facility for mastering your archery skills. If you haven’t tried the sports yet, here are 10 reasons why you should.
Gandiva is located at One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas Cor. Meralco Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
If you two are feeling a little overworked, take a few hours off for some adventure at the Climb Central Manila. The largest indoor wall climbing gym in the Philippines, it dedicates approximately 750 square meters of wall space, with over 45 climbing lanes for beginners, advanced climbers and kids alike.
You can find Climb Central at The Portal, Mandaluyong City.
A stone’s throw from Climb Central, Trampoline Park gives you the perfect reason to skip the fancy dinner and get to feel like kids again.
A stone’s throw from Climb Central, Trampoline Park is a place where you can get to feel like kids again. It has transformed an entire warehouse to accommodate a massive play area that includes several trampolines, a foam pool as well as a gravity dodgeball and all that makes for a great play and workout.
Trampoline Park is also in The Portal, Mandaluyong City.
You don’t need to go too far for a fun nature adventure with a special someone. RAVE rainforest park offers the perfect place to get close to nature with its many attractions and activities that will surely occupy your entire day. When you visit, be sure to stop by the:
- Adventure Park
- Boating Lagoon
- Botanical Garden
- Camping Area
- Pasig Zoo
You sure know how difficult it is to decide where to eat, particularly when there are so many dining options. But, even with a wide selection in Capitol Commons, you’re sure to find one that will satisfy your current cravings. We listed some of the best ones you need to try:
The restaurant prides itself on serving some of the highest quality steaks in the country. But aside from its signature rib-eye steak, the chicken parmigiana and grilled salmon fillets are a must-try.
Chef Florabel’s expertise in French-Mediterranean fine dining cuisine has made Florabel one of the most visited places in Capitol. You’ll have a hard time deciding what to eat in her mouthwatering menu.
Sentro has a reputation of being a pioneer in the modern Filipino cuisine scene, serving generously-sized meals at affordable prices. But what really catapulted it into fame is its crowd-favorite, Sinigang na Corned Beef.
Poke bowls are one of the country’s latest food trends today and Poke Poke allows you to make your own bowls using a great selection of ingredients including rice, salmon, salad, unagi, bacon, avocado and more.
If you crave for some authentic Japanese cuisine, Jipan offers assorted artisanal bread and a wide selection of pastries that taste from sweet to savory. It recently added a new treat to its menu named Cake Bombs, which are two-bite delights made from crumbled cake with an oozing filling.
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken place that offers delectable dishes inspired by traditional and contemporary Korean recipes. But, what has got the crowd talking is its chicken cheese fondue that is composed of savory chicken, onion rings, fries with cheese dip.
Visit these restaurants at the Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig.
Now, since you’re in Capitol Commons, you might as well visit the famed Estancia Mall. It has a slew of dining options and many important brands to shop from, meaning you can indulge in some retail therapy right after you’ve satisfied your appetite.
Visit Estancia Mall at the Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig.
Kids at heart? Take your loved one to this only interactive indoor zoo in the Philippines. Ark Avilon Zoo is a two-story building that resembles Noah’s ark and is home to a python, an orangutan and different varieties of birds. There are also guinea pigs, rabbits and other animals that kids can feed.
For a good measure of art, culture, and history, take your significant other to the Lopez Museum and Library. The oldest of its kind, the museum features over 500 works and 30,000 titles that cover 600 year’s worth of scholarship and artistry.
The museum, however, is closed in preparation for its relocation. But, the library remains open to researchers until further notice.
15. Meralco Theater
There’s always a new concert at the Meralco Theater. If you’re looking to watch a breathtaking performance, you only have to keep an eye out for them in TicketWorld. For this year, you can get to see Filipino pianist Aries Caces and the Manila Symphony Orchestra play at An Evening of Russian Piano Concertos on Aug. 15.
For a laid-back weekend date, spend a day relaxing in the pools of Ace Water Spa. The all-weather indoor facility lets you laze around its many amenities including a lap pool, hot pool, and herbal pools. But, what attracts visitors most is its hydrotherapy that gives you a refreshing massage according to your liking.
Perfect for foodies and shopaholics, Tiendesitas is a shopping complex that is composed of 12 pavilions inspired by the Bahay Kubo. It showcases the best country has to offer from local food, fashion wear to furniture and many other products you can think of. If you’re with kids, they’ll enjoy the kalesa ride through the complex.
You can visit Tiendesitas at Ortigas Ave. cor E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave Ugong Pasig City.
If you’re idea of a date is finding a place to eat after work on a late Friday night, Banchetto might just be the place to offer you good eats at affordable prices. An Italian term that means, “a feast,” Banchetto is sure to live up to your expectations for a night market in the city.
Ditch the typical date night and test your luck in poker at the Metro Card Club. The biggest poker room in the country, it dedicates 800 sqm of space for 30 poker tables, a bar, and billiards area for a marvelous place to play.
Other Dating Spots Nearby Pasig
Care for a bicycle date? A one-kilometer outdoor trail and track, The Bike Playground offers well-designed and kid-friendly obstacles such as ramps, twists, and humps. In addition to these, there’s also the world-class designed pump track that attracts bikers and skateboarders alike.
The Bike Playground is technically in Circulo Verde in Bagumbayan, Quezon City. But, it’s proximity to Pasig makes it a part of this list.
Opt for an Instagram-worthy date and admire more of the art the metro has to offer in the HappyWorld Museum, a 3D interactive museum that lets you take exceptional photos in its optical illusions display. Here, you can pretend to be part of the paintings and even the tour guides will readily teach you how to pose.
Although HappyWorld Museum isn’t part of Pasig, it still is in proximity to the city being located in Market! Market! Taguig. Entrance is P200.
Also accessible from Pasig, LazerXtreme was first to introduce the futuristic game of laser tag in the country. It offers a safe and secure environment for an extreme laser tag experience, appropriate for players of all ages.
LazerXtreme is also located in Market! Market! Taguig. Rates start at P410 for non-members.
23. Shoe Museum
For a different take on a museum tour, visit the famous Shoe Museum in the country’s shoe capital. Aside from showcasing 800 pairs of shoes of former Imelda Marcos, the museum also displays a life-size diorama that depicts how shoes are made in the early stages of the shoe industry in Marikina.
Visit the Shoe Museum in J.P. Rizal St. Marikina for an entrance fee of P50.
Satisfy curiosity in the Philippine Science Centrum. Whether you’re with your kids or just the two of you, the country’s first interactive science museum is an ideal venue to unravel the mysteries of science and technology. It has over a hundred hands-on exhibits to discover in its eleven fascinating galleries.
The Philippine Science Centrum is in Riverbanks Center, Marikina. Admission fee is P150.
25. Flower Patch
Whatever your itinerary might include, you can start or conclude your date with a trip to Flower Patch. Get a bouquet of flowers that perfectly matches the beauty and personality of your date. But, if your agenda is already jam-packed, you can always order flowers online and have it delivered to her doorsteps.
Flower Patch has a wide selection of fresh and beautiful flower arrangements and offers free same-day flower delivery in Pasig and other key cities in the Metro. Order online today!
TIP: If you’re clueless about which flowers to choose, take this quiz to discover the perfect flower to your sweetheart!
Where will you be taking your loved one this weekend? Let us know by commenting below!