May 13, 2020
Written by AVLCI
Okay, you’ve finally checked in at Astoria Plaza and have done the mandatory Instagram photo shoots at Café Astoria and by the swimming pool. So now all that’s left to do is to put those feet up, relax, and rest inside your spacious room.
But you’re not tired. And the day’s far from over. You look out the window and see most of the city still buzzing with activity. Where to go and what to do, you wonder?
Fear not, dear AVLCI member, because we’ve got you covered! We’ve roamed the amazing area of Ortigas just to make this awesome list of activities that’s sure to bring out the explorer in you.
If mall hopping’s your game, then we’ve got the names. Greenfield District and Shangri-La Plaza are just walking distance from Astoria Plaza. If you are feeling dedicated, then the long walk to SM Megamall or Robinsons Galleria will be worth your time and shopping money. There are malls that cater to specific customer needs too, like The Podium. There, you’ll see branded products not available elsewhere. If walking is not your cup of tea, no worries! We have shuttles that can take you to nearby malls!
The sportsman in you may be raring for a workout, so we’ve a suggestion you may want to try. For golf lovers, check out City Golf Driving Range. It is just past Ortigas at the CW Home Depot compound. If you want to practice that swing of yours, then take the trip.
It is rare to find peace and quiet in the city, but we’d suggest looking up Ortigas Park. Located just between Emerald Avenue and Ruby Road, Ortigas Park is a good place for you to just sit down and read a book.
With the right amount of money, you’ll never go hungry. Ortigas alone is home to hundreds of restaurants. And if you know where to look, you may also find quaint and inexpensive food joints. Take the Banchetto-Ortigas Center Weekend Market for example. This foodie affair happens on weekends and you’ll get to see tent after tent containing treats for the hungry soul.
But as they say, why go far if you already have the best surrounding you? Astoria Plaza is home to the best bibingka, hot and lovingly served at Café Astoria. The café’s buffet is also filling so you no longer need to pick what to eat—just have a taste of everything! If you’re craving for authentic Japanese cuisine, then check out Minami Saki by Astoria. Reading the menu alone is sure to build up an appetite, and we assure you, presentation alone is an art form worthy of appreciation. Headed by Executive Chef Kimito Katagiri, Minami Saki is an epithet of true Japanese fare that one should not miss for the world. The most delicious part? You can use your member-exclusive discount when dining at any Astoria outlet!
Single and ready mingle? Or hanging out with the whole crew? Whoever you’re with, the best place to drink and have a good time near Astoria Plaza would be Metrowalk—home to just about every bar and KTV in the Ortigas area. Even after you partied ‘till the wee hours of the morning, Ortigas is still buzzing with activities. You won’t have any trouble hailing for a ride to Astoria Plaza for your next agenda: a comfortable and relaxing sleep.
As an AVLCI member, you are sure to make the most of your stay at any of our local destinations. Why settle for other companies – some of which are nothing but timeshare frauds! – when you can be part of the biggest and leading vacation club in the country?
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