The mere thought of going on a date can make a girl feel giddy. Spending quality time with someone who makes your heart flutter is always exciting. But you know what's not exciting? Blowing your entire budget for the week in one date night. And the worst part is that it happens all too often.
Here's the thing: Not all memorable dates have to cost a fortune. For starters, you can go to a place that offers a variety of budget-friendly date activities, like Uptown Mall.
Introduce your guy to your fur baby
Going out with a new guy? Invite him to spend an afternoon with your pooch at a pet-friendly place like Uptown Mall. If the doggo approves of your date, then you're off to a good start!
Enjoy a fire and water show
The mall's fountain has a Las Vegas-style fire, water, and lights display every night from 6:00 p.m. onwards. Get a good seat with your guy and enjoy the show.
Dine at Tendon Kohaku
Tendon Kohaku is one of the most talked-about tempura restaurants in Singapore. You can try their famous Kohaku Tendon in their first Philippine branch, located at Uptown Mall.
Watch a movie
Want to dial up the romance? Check out the VIP cinema, where you can get complimentary drinks and popcorn and enjoy the movie on reclining love seats. Book via www.blockbusterseats.com to avoid lining up for tickets!
Go (window) shopping
It's easy to spend hours browsing the stores at Uptown Mall, which has a great selection of top local and global brands. To stay within your budget, wait for mall-wide sales before snapping up that cute pair of shoes you've been eyeing!
Have tapas at OYE! Tapas and Grill
Foodie couples can enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine at Oye, which uses heirloom recipes for their tapas and pintxos. You can ask the chefs to surprise you with five tapas of their choosing for P1,150.
Explore the Uptown Bonifacio area
You can take your bikes out for a spin in the parks and streets in Uptown Bonifacio. You can also walk around Uptown Parade and enjoy the music from the street performers.
Eat at Mamma Mia
Whether you’re craving pizza and pasta or just need an espresso to power through the rest of the day, Mamma Mia is a great place to have your Italian food fix. The place's high arches, mosaic tiles, and brick accents will make you feel like you're in an Italian villa.
If you're not ready for the evening to end just yet, you can check out the bars and clubs located at Uptown Parade, which is just a short walk from Uptown Mall. Get yourselves on the guest list, strap on your sexiest heels, and dance the night away!
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Uptown Mall and Uptown Parade are located at Uptown Bonifacio, 36th Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila. To learn more, follow them on Facebook and Instagram. For updates, download their mobile app from iTunes or Google Play.