Are you planning a day out to BGC (Bonifacio Global City), Taguig with friends and family?

BGC is not too far from Philippines capital, Manilla, and is considered one of the more popular places to visit from the main city.

Here are 13 things to do and experience with your friends if you want to have a great time in BGC, Taguig.

1. Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Covering 152 acres, the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial remembers those who fought in the World War II.

The marble headstones are aligned with lush trees amongst the land and is well maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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2. Venice Grand Canal Mall

One of the more popular shopping malls for tourists and locals, the Venice Gradn Canal Mall is filled with shops, restaurants and live entertainment.

Don’t miss the gondola ride as your guide takes you pass all the shops while you site back, enjoying the atmosphere.

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3. Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum

While the retired aircrafts are its main attractions, the Air Force Aerospace Museum has a lot to offer.

The museum is divided into different sections, showcasing history, science and technology, and various artifects.

4. Ayala Museum

Established in 1967, the Ayala Museum showcases Philippines history, culture, and art. 

There are 6 floors of fascinating archaeological exhibits and we recommend spending up to 2 hours with your friends to fully appreciate the Ayala Museum.

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5. Uptown Mall Cinema

Catch the latest local and international movies at Uptown Mall Cinema.

With their luxury seats and top of the range sound systems, you’re guaranteed an exciting experience regardless of which movie you watch.

6. HappyWorld Museum Miracle Art

Take as many photos as you can with your friends at this interactive 3D art museum.

HappyWorld Museum Miracle Art is filled with galleries of hilarious and realistic artwork where you can take photos at specific angles to bring it to life.

7. Mind Museum

Prepared to be blown away at the 1.2 hectare Mind Museum, where you can learn about science through interactions with exhibits.

There are 5 separate galleries covering 2 floors.

You’re sure to have a blast with your friends on a day out at the Mind Museum.

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8. Burgos Circle

The Burgos Circle is the perfect place to explore if you’re after a hip restaurant in a relaxing atmosphere.

You can grab a quick lunch at a bistro, enjoy casual dining for dinner or spoil yourself at various dessert shops.

9. XYLO at The Palace

Are your group of friends party animals?

Visit XYLO at the Palace, a nightclub where you can dance and drink til your heart’s content. 

Make sure you dress to impress!

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10. High Street Cafe

Voted as one of the best restaurants by most visitors in BGC, the High Street Cafe serves a variety of authentic Asian food.

Noted for their exceptional service, regardless of what you have, you’ll have a great time dining with your friends.

11. Mercato Centrale

If you’re after a different vibe and want a quick bite, visit Mercato Centrale in BGC. 

There are plenty of street food options and you can casually sit in the public areas to enjoy the snack.

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12. Manila Golf and Country Club

Enjoy a game of gold at this world class venue, Manila Golf and Country Club.

Play a round of 9 or 18 holes and get away from the noisy city.

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13. Breeze Oriental Spa & Massage

Ease the pains and strains in your muscles at Breeze Oriental Spa & Massage, considered one of the best massage services in BGC.

Pick a foot massage, neck & shoulders, body massage, or a revitalising aromatherapy package.

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For all new cities, I go overboard on my itinerary, just to see every major attraction. Countries I've visited include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. Mostly Asian countries. Next target - Europe!