Traveling is a common hobby. Humans are inherently adventurous; they want to traverse the globe and see what sights the world has to offer. In extreme cases, diehard “travelholics” get anxious when they are unable to travel, and get subjected to the same scenery for a long period of time.
This anxiety is exacerbated by the mobility restrictions enforced by the government brought about by the pandemic, particularly international travel. If a country does not reject tourists altogether, they most likely mandate quarantine which becomes an added expense and time lost.
As enjoyable as condo living can possibly be, it is certainly uninteresting and even unhealthy to stay at the condo. Cabin fever is a real thing so to combat it, just go outside. Every outdoor trip can turn into a journey because you put yourself in a position to discover something new.
If traveling abroad is not an option, why not just travel locally? If long-distance domestic traveling is still difficult, there is surely some sort of scenery around one’s proximity. No matter where you are in the Philippines, every city could have a best-kept secret that you may not have seen.
The Pop-Up (Katipunan Ave., Quezon City)
The Pop-Up Katipunan is a commercial center situated under the Katipunan Flyover. This place is known for its open-air ambiance and eccentric architecture. In here, you will find mostly bars and restaurants, along with some retail stores.
Before the pandemic, this was a staple for students after class and especially at night. This was a hotspot for people who wanted to destress after a long week at school. In Pop-Up, with loud party music always being played and alcoholic beverages being sold by bars, every night was a party.
While the party feel will not be around for a while, this is definitely a local destination if you want to see the one-of-a-kind structure of Pop-up and taste the food available.
The Pop-up Katipunan is only a few steps away from Hawthorne Heights, a condo in Katipunan.
City Golf Plaza (Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig)
Living in a condo in Pasig? You might want to check this out.
City Golf Plaza started out as just a driving range for golfers. However, right now, City Golf is more than just a driving range and probably one of the most complete hangout places in Metro Manila.
If you are a golfer, you can meet up with your friends here to play golf. If you are not a golfer and you just want a place to eat and drink, there are many well-known restaurants and bars in the area like Barcino, Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings, and Rue Bourbon, to name a few.
The Spectrum by Vista Residences, a preselling condo in Pasig, is along the same avenue as City Golf Plaza, albeit some blocks away. Living in this condo will bring you nearer to many of Pasig’s popular destinations along with City Golf.
Salcedo Village (Villar, Makati)
Salcedo Village gained fame through the Salcedo Saturday Market at the St. Jaime C. Velasquez Park. This park became the venue for the neighborhood and some visitors to enjoy their Saturday by purchasing meat and produce, trying food from pop-up stores set up by some of the villagers, and the Art in the Park, an annual visual fair. There is also a huge playground for the kids.
Aside from this, there are specialty restaurants like Mendokoro Ramenba and Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza and coffee shops like Cartel Coffee + Deli and Narrative Coffee.
This should be enough to convince you to include the Salcedo market in your weekend plans. Even better, be a part of this village through Salcedo Square, a condo in Makati, particularly on L.P. Leviste Street in Salcedo Village.
515 Shaw Blvd. (Mandaluyong)
Popularly known as the Laurel Mansion, 515 Shaw Blvd. is the home of former president Jose P. Laurel. In 2008, the Laurels sold the house to the Villars, who aimed to turn the residence into a museum showcasing memorabilia of the former president.
This area is now highly commercialized. Located at the site of the mansion is Vista Shaw by Vista Residences, a ready for occupancy condo in Mandaluyong, Coffee Project, and Conti’s. On the other side, you will find S&R and restaurants like Aristocrat and Pancake House, and an SM Cherry that has Anytime Fitness.
Food trip, coffee date, gym session, grocery shopping, visiting a historical site? This area can fulfill whatever you are looking for in a local getaway.
Axis Entertainment Avenue (N. Escario St., Cebu City)
Axis Entertainment Avenue is a commercial center in Vibo Place, the rebranding of the former Cebu Capitol Commercial Complex Corp. They pride themselves in the modern design of the mall, with meticulously manicured grass, the fresh open-air, and according to their social media, the new landmark dining destination of Cebu.
Indeed, the restaurants of this place are the most noticeable, with a huge Starbucks on the facade along with Burger King. However, local establishments like Kakka Dairy Bar, Ilaputi, and Bubble Tea Station have become the pride and highlight of Cebu City.
The complex also includes banking services, al-fresco dining, veterinarian services, and outdoor workout classes like Zumba and yoga. So aside from the food trips, this complex has an array of choices tailor-made for you if you are in Cebu.
Axis Entertainment Avenue is only a few blocks away from Suarez Residences, a preselling condo in Cebu.
One of the best perks of condo living is not so much staying indoors all the time, but the convenience of experiencing local destinations nearby. All of the condos by Vista Residences are strategically constructed to bring these destinations closer to the condo unit owner.
While it is important to abide by health protocols and keep one’s self safe, staying indoors too much can be just as bad. Experience the best your condo living has to offer by checking out the local scenery.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that is strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
At Vista Residences, unit owners can take advantage of the property’s centrality. The properties of Vista Residences are strategically located near the country’s premium universities and CBDs, making them an attractive investment for both local and foreign investors.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre-selling projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.
Meanwhile, its ready for occupancy projects in Quezon City include Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said city such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.
Vista Residences offers a condo property situated in major locations in Metro Manila – Makati City, Ortigas, and Mandaluyong City. If you are looking for a condominium where you can easily move in or a property that you can invest in, Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo units and pre-selling condo projects. Salcedo Square in Salcedo Village Makati, Laureano Di Trevi in Chino Rocess Makati, The Currency and The Spectrum in Ortigas Central Business District Pasig City and Vista Shaw in Shaw boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
To continue its mission in providing condominium homes for Filipinos and investors, Vista Residences is now offering a premium condo living in the other areas away from Metro Manila. You can experience a warm and relax condo vibe in its condo in Baguio – Pinehill, Canyon Hill, and Brenthill. Now in the south, Vista Residences has Suarez Residences, a pre-selling condo in Cebu; and The Loop, a ready for occupancy condo in Cagayan De Oro.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.
In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.
Vista Residences is part of Vista Land’s roster of condominium brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.