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13 BEST Things to Do in BGC Taguig

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Amidst the gritty, bustling streets of Metro Manila lies Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a cosmopolitan hub featuring high-end shopping and dining, green spaces, and artistic adventures. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist visiting for leisure or business opportunities, you’ll find a range of things to do in BGC, Taguig.

Without further ado, here are the best sights and activities in BGC.

1. Explore High Street

Bonifacio High Street in BGC
Bonifacio High Street.

Start your BGC adventure at Bonifacio High Street, the heart of the district. It’s a pedestrian-friendly area lined with restaurants, cafes, shops, and other entertainment options.

Take a leisurely stroll, do some shopping, or simply enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. If you’re an animal lover, take some time to pet and play with the cats in BGC or watch people take a walk with their dogs. High Street often also hosts events and performances, so keep an eye out for any happening during your visit.

2. Dine at top restaurants

Baristart Coffee
Baristart Coffee (Photo by Bonifacio High Street)

BGC offers plenty of dining options, ranging from upscale dining establishments to laid-back cafes and food markets. Whether you’re craving local Filipino food or international cuisine, you’ll find what you’re looking for in BGC.

Check out the restaurants at Bonifacio High Street or The Fort Strip, many of which offer alfresco areas perfect for enjoying a nice weather.

Manam and Locavore offer their own take on the Filipino cuisine. For delicious ribeye steak and pasta, check out Mamou. Ooma and Nikkei Nama Bar are known for their Japanese flavors. For those looking for a brunch café, the Wildflour Café + Bakery is a crowd favorite. And don’t forget to try the fine dining offers at Gallery by Chele.

Aside from these, you’ll also find a handful of shopping malls in and around BGC for dining, including One Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Mall, Central Square, SM Aura Premier, and Market! Market!.

3. The Mind Museum

One of the best things to do in BGC Taguig is visiting The Mind Museum
(Photo by The Mind Museum)

Craving for a dash of wonder? Visiting The Mind Museum is one of the fun things to do in BGC. With five galleries and 250 interactive exhibits, this museum explores natural history, various scientific principles, and technological advancements in a way that both kids and adults can enjoy.

Exploring the museum usually takes 2-3 hours. Occasionally, the museum accepts educational group visits, so we recommend buying your tickets in advance to guarantee your visit.

4. BGC Arts Center

Van Gogh Alive at BGC Arts Center
Van Gogh Alive (Photo by BGC Arts Center)

Whether you’re a casual tourist looking for an afternoon activity or a self-declared patron of the arts, you’ll love visiting the BGC Arts Center. Dedicated as a haven for local artists, this space hosts a multitude of events, ranging from theater productions, ballet, and other visual arts to art exhibitions and workshops.

Notably, it hosts popular immersive exhibits, such as Van Gogh Alive and Monet and Friends Alive, where artworks are projected in a large scale and synchronized with music to create a vivid, multi-sensory experience.

Visiting the BGC Arts Center for their shows is one of the fun things to do in BGC, so make sure to check out their page for upcoming schedule of events.

5. See the street art and murals

BGC Art - Dalagang Pilipina
Dalagang Pilipina mural in BGC.

Did you know that BGC is one of the countries in the world known for their street art, joining popular locations such as Penang in Malaysia?

In 2015, the Bonifacio Arts Foundation organized the ArtBGC Festival, where local and international artists contributed to making the city walls colorful and vibrant with various graffiti and installations.

Currently, there are over 40 street art and murals in BGC! From a floating astronaut mural that spans the width of a whole building to little children with flowers, a bear, and a tiger and the beautiful Dalagang Pilipina in pink, there’s plenty of art to fill up your afternoon (and instagram feed as well).

6. Relax at a park

Burgos Circle Park - one of the parks in BGC
Burgos Circle Park (Photo by Bonifacio Global City)

One of the joys of visiting BGC is its parks and green spaces, where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the outdoors.

Check out Burgos Park, featuring an iconic tree art display (called “The Trees”), a favorite spot among those with furbabies. Meanwhile, joggers and runners favor the Track 30th and BGC Greenway Park, a 1.5-kilometer foot path considered the “the longest urban park” in Metro Manila. If you’re on a day out with kids, head to Terra 28th, where you can find a children’s playground along with various sculptures and art installations.

For those looking for a secluded spot to sit down and stroll, head to JY Campos Park located behind the Mind Museum.

7. Explore BGC thru a scooter or bike

Moovr bike in BGC
(Photo by Moovr PH)

Add a little adventure when you explore BGC by renting a bike or a e-scooter via Moovr PH. Just download the app, register, and head to the Moovr hub in BGC where you can pick a single-gear book or an e-scooter of your choice.

BGC holds a car-free initiative every weekend — the entire 5th Avenue is off-limits to car so the public can take a stroll and bike safely. The car-free windows starts from 11 AM to 9 PM every Saturday and Sunday.

Pro Tip: Use the bike lanes for your bike or e-scooter, as using the pedestrian lanes may cost you a fine!

8. Experience the nightlife

Home to a number of restobars, rooftop bars, clubs, and entertainment venues, BGC is one of the best places in Manila for nightlife.

Start your evening with cocktails at speakeasy-style bars like Bank Bar or enjoy live music performances at The Brewery. Want to know where the party’s at? Head to The Palace and thank me later. It’s a bundle of iconic clubs and bars where the music boxes are cranked all the way up, and Manila’s cool crowd slips into the rhythm of the night. Dance, laugh, sip, and party under the stars!

9. Indoor rock climbing

ROX indoor rock climbing - one of the fun things to do in BGC
(Photo by ROX)

One of the lesser-known things to do in BGC Taguig is indoor rock climbing. For a taste of this adventure, head to ROX (Recreation Outdoor Exchange), a shop located in Bonifacio High Street offering various outdoor gears.

The second floor of the shop is dedicated to indoor wall climbing, where you can test your prowess in wall routes of varying difficulty. Children as young as 5 years old can also take a go! What are you waiting for?

10. Play laser tag

Laser tag is a fun activity ideal for thrill-seekers and groups looking for a unique bonding experience. And you can find this game at LazerXtreme in Market! Market!

LazerXtreme features futuristic battleground, complete with maze-like corridors, obstacles, and strategic hiding spots. You can choose single or team play formats, depending on your preference. Each laser tag game lasts 15 minutes and up to 30 players can play simultaneously.

Laser tag is suitable for players of all ages and skill levels, making it a great activity for families, friends, and individuals alike. Whether you’re a seasoned laser tag veteran or a first-time player, you’re sure to have a blast navigating the arena, dodging laser beams, and outwitting your opponents!

11. Attend events and festivals

Keep an eye out for events and festivals happening in BGC throughout the year. From food markets and art exhibitions to music concerts and cultural celebrations, there’s always something exciting taking place.

Follow BGC’s official Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming events during your visit.

12. Enjoy a city staycation

Seda BGC - suite room
At Seda BGC – Suite with king-sized bed.

BGC is the perfect place to have a staycation because everything is walking distance — shops, restaurants and bars, museums, and other interesting attractions.

For hotels, we highly recommend Seda BGC, a four-star hotel with an on-site restaurant and pool (and one of the best weekend buffets in Manila!). You can also check out plenty of Airbnbs and private vacation homes in and around BGC.

Our recommended stay: Seda BGC. Book discounted rooms here.

13. Venice Grand Canal Mall

Gondola ride in Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig
Gondola ride in Venice Grand Canal Mall.

Just a stone’s throw away from the high-end streets of BGC, the Venice Grand Canal Mall offers an escape into its Italian-inspired setting.

The highlight of Venice Grand Canal Mall is its architecture, modeled after those of Venice, Italy — including iconic landmarks such as Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, and St. Mark’s Square. You can ride a gondola and meander through the mall’s waterways, feed birds at the piazza, and have a leisurely meal at one of the waterfront restaurants. Of course, visiting here wouldn’t be complete without shopping, with a wide selection of local and international retailers to cater to your needs.

BGC offers a perfect mix of work and play, with various attractions for locals and tourists alike. Wander, taste, feel, and most importantly, live passionately here — it’s what BGC is all about, after all.

Do you have other recommendations on fun things to do in BGC Taguig? Let us know in the comment section below!

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