To be honest, I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’d rather make bucket lists, even though I have no plans of kicking the bucket anytime soon! But I thought it would be fun to make a list of things to do in Bonifacio Global City before 2017 is over—a challenge list of sorts. I’ve done some of these already, but as I was working on this list and getting suggestions from friends, I discovered there’s so much more to do! So gather your friends, co-workers, family members, or your significant other and join me in checking more things off this list in 2017:

  1. Gather your guts and go on the Flying Trapeze
  2. Enjoy a game night with your friends at Puzzles at The Fort Strip
  3. Join a rowing class at Saddle Row in Serendra
  4. Celebrate a special occasion with a buffet dinner (and unlimited drinks!) at Niu in SM Aura
  5. Successfully complete one of the rooms at Breakout in Serendra
  6. Take your son/daughter/nephew/niece/godson/goddaughter/cousin on a date to KidZania
  7. Experience one of the back treatments at KA•RA•DA in Serendra or Forbes Town Center
  8. Design your own cupcake at Marta’s Cakes in Serendra
  9. Join a writing or crafts workshop in Fully Booked
  10. Watch a movie in 4D at Bonifacio High Street Central Square
  11. Book a special boodle fight night at Abe
  12. Go for a run along the BGC Greenway Park (enter from McKinley Road or the parking lot across Bonifacio Technology Center)
  13. Have one of the delicious desserts at Sugar Factory at Shangri-La at the Fort
  14. Watch a live gig in The Brewery, Craft Rock & Grill, Unit 27 Bar + Cafe,The Butcher Shop & PubFrank & Dean, or K-Pub. Bonus points if you sing during an open mic/rockeoke/acousteoke night!
  15. Gather your friends for a game of laser tag at LazerXtreme at Market! Market!
  16. Taste something from each of the food vendors at Mercato Centrale
  17. See the latest blockbuster in the IMAX theater at SM Aura
  18. Spend a day co-working at Square One BGC at the Bonifacio Technology Center
  19. Enjoy high tea at Shangri-La Fort’s High Street Lounge or TWG Tea in Bonifacio High Street Central Square
  20. Watch a championship game/match at Buffalo Wild Wings at Uptown Bonifacio
  21. Create silly pancake shapes at Slappy Cakes in SM Aura
  22. Try all the ice cream flavors at Farmacy Ice Cream & Soda Fountain
  23. Indulge in one of the creative milkshakes at Grind Bistro
  24. Go on a photowalk around BGC
  25. Have a drink from the secret menu at Starbucks or Jamba Juice
  26. Watch a show at the BGC Arts Center
  27. Join a themed indoor cycling class at Electric Studio or Saddle Row
  28. Buy fresh flowers for your loved one (or for yourself) at Market! Market!
  29. Spend a morning exploring the Manila American Cemetery (it’s beautiful and not as scary as you would think!)
  30. Catch your ice cream order as it flies through the air at Cold Stone Creamery in Serendra
  31. Visit the Mind Museum or join one of their Science Sleepovers
  32. Go biking around BGC
  33. Go window shopping (or real shopping) for your dream house at the furniture showrooms in Twenty-Four Seven McKinley
  34. Catch a midnight movie at Uptown Bonifacio
  35. Search for all the speakeasies in BGC
  36. Get fitted for the right kind of running shoes through RUNNR‘s Gait Analysis and join a night run with the Nike Run Club 
  37. Plan a progressive dinner around BGC with your friends
  38. Punch all your frustrations away with a boutique boxing class at Flyweight
  39. Experience a degustation at Mecha Uma, L’Aubergine, or Gallery Vask
  40. Join an Antigravity Yoga class at Beyond Yoga and have your instructor take a photo of you hanging upside down
  41. Learn how to create your own floral arrangement by signing up for a workshop at Te Amo Floristeria at the Active Fun Building
  42. Join a Food & Wine Pairing class at Wine Story at Serendra
  43. Have a breakfast date at Single Origin in Bonifacio High Street Central
  44. Go indoor wall climbing at R.O.X.
  45. Eat Tapa de Morning in Recovery Food in the wee hours of the morning after a night out
  46. Ride the BGC Bus and master all the routes
  47. Eat shrimps, mussels, crabs, and more with your bare hands at Shrimp Bucket
  48. Schedule a cooking class with your friends at The Cookery Place
  49. Make your own steak at The Butcher Shop & Pub
  50. Join a circuit class at F45 in BGC Stopover and take a post-workout selfie with your coach
  51. Have a meal created by a MasterChef Asia contestant at Kartilya
  52. Watch the sunset from a building rooftop

I can keep going but I’ll stop right here. There are so many things to do in BGC, you can even try a different restaurant every week for an entire year (while you’re at it, you might want to include that in your list, too)!

If you’d like to print out the list, here’s a PDF version you can download. If you’re posting photos along the way, use the hashtag #2017BGCbucketlist and tag @travelthecityph. And for more ideas on what to do in BGC throughout the year, follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

What else would you add to your list? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below!


I'm a writer, strategist, teacher, and reluctant illustrator. I love traveling and trying new things...even in my own neighborhood: BGC! I also love books, movies, musicals, live music, board games, and peanut butter. Follow my personal adventures on Instagram: @lizetteclaudio


  1. Would you know which building has an open rooftop for visitors?

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