It’s that time of the year again, where hearts are everywhere. I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. Love, affection and sweetness will fill the air. People will be going out with their boyfriend/ girlfriend, husband/ wife, crush, that special someone or even family and friends. There are actually 9 places in the city to go for a date, dine, spend time and just enjoy the day with your special someone. They’ll fill your hearts and tummy as well.
1. High Ridge
Re-opened last year, High Ridge is rightly located overlooking the city, its best to go there at night, when the wind is cool and you’ll be mesmerized by the glitter of city lights. The view alone will take your hearts away, just the place to relax and enjoy your date. They also serve good food to make sure you will truly enjoy Valentine’s Day. You can also bring you friends and family there, High Ridge is open from 5pm till 12pm, perfect for to have a romantic night. It’s located in Bontula, Upper Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.
For those who like to watch movies, this is the right place. Moviefy is a great place to have your date on February 14, and beyond. One of the latest movie houses that sprung up in the city. You can enjoy watching movie privately and just relax in their cozy rooms. They feature a wide range of movie titles to choose from which includes 3D to extended version movies. Price starts at Php 300, which is already good for three persons, it’s great so that you and your loved ones will enjoy. Couples will surely enjoy their time watching flicks at Moviefy. Visit them at Tomasaco 15th St, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City.
If you want to enjoy the sea breeze, good seafood and a romantic place, Panagatan is a great place to be. A seaside restaurant, it’s nice to go there and just enjoy the view and taste great seafood dishes. If you want to have a more romantic and intimate dinner, try going there late afternoon or at night. Sometimes they have an acoustic band/singer, making your time more enjoyable. Panagatan is located at Opol Blvd, Opol. Enjoy the food and the sea.
One of CDO’s finest when it comes to authentic Taiwanese milktea. It’s cozy and quirky, for those couples looking for affordable and nice place to date. Chinkeetea is an ideal place to hang-out on V-Day. You’ll be amazed how they decorated the place; you can just sit back and relax. It offers a variety of milkteas and fruit teas. Ideal for students and young couples who want to have a great time and enjoy great milkteas. Chinkeetea has two branches one in Marfori Compound, Pabayo Street and the latest in Grand Central, located in Pabayo – Hayes Streets.
This import from Korea serves some fine chicken. BonChon just opened its doors last December offering the city taste of Korean fried chicken. If you’re looking for a place to take your date then BonChon is for you. They offer different kinds of sauces namely, Soy Garlic, Spicy and Honey Citrus for your super crispy chicken. Aside from that they also serve some Korean dishes and other delicious food in their menu. BonChon is good for couples, friends and family; they’re located at ground floor of Ayala Centrio Mall.
For the coffee lovers, this up and coming cafe is a must try. They have nice menu, aside from their good coffee, frappes and hot drinks, they also have cakes and other dishes. The place is not too big, very intimate, perfect to spend time and enjoy coffee with your special someone. Dave’s Beanery offers a very great atmosphere for everyone. You can find it in Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City (Near Savemore)
Great place and great food, you can find it at Missy Bon Bon. When you just want a laid back place to date Missy Bon Bon is one the best place to go. It offers delectable pastries and cakes, but they’re not all sweet. You can also order great pasta, and all-day breakfast meals. Aside from good food, you can complete your date with their gelato. They have a lot of flavors to choose from, to make your Valentine’s Day a little bit sweeter. Their cafe has an outdoor dining area if you prefer. Well just go to their cafe at Limketkai Mall and impress your date this Febuary 14.
8. Boy Zugba
Just fresh from their opening last February 8, this Filipino restaurant offers mouth watering food. This is something for lovers who love food and of course the food lovers. When you want to eat your way to romance, Boy Zugba is something to try. They have a nice menu filled with good Filipino foods. It’s nice for couples to eat out and just the take pleasure on the place. Boy Zugba is conveniently located at Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City.
9. Circa 1850
It opened just last October but Circa 1850 is an impressive new-comer in the city. Take your date on a beautiful and quaint restaurant that serves good, slow food and has good ambiance. Their wide ranged menu offers great salads, pastas, meat-dishes, seafood and a lot more. The place has this old fashion theme going on, where you and your date can just relax and enjoy your date. They’re located at the ground floor of Tune Hotel, Cagayan De Oro City.
Just remember, it’s not about how expensive or exclusive the place you go this Valentine’s Day. It’s about enjoying and spending your time with someone special or your family and friends. Celebrating this February 14, is one way of making more memories and keeping the romance in your life alive. Even though it’s not a holiday, Valetine’s day is for everyone to enjoy and show your love, not only to your special someone how about to you family and friends.
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