Try these Araneta City-fied activities this summer

Summer is already here, yet we're still far away from enjoying our usual season getaway due to the pandemic. But fret not, as your vacation here in the metro (or even at home) can be made exciting with these Araneta City-certified summer activities!

Bring out the best in you (and your housemate/s) and have extra fun this summer with our list of Araneta City-fied suggestions that are sure to fire you up!

Paint the world brighter

Express your emotions through strokes and palettes. This is a good time to start with a blank canvas and pour a heart-full of inspiration to create wonderful art. Never lose sight of that masterpiece waiting to be created.

To supply you with tools for an art session, drop by The Oil Paint located at Ali X in Ali Mall, or check out their website at

Baking it full 

Baking is definitely a labor of love. It is an act that requires patience in mixing the right amount of ingredients. Any shortfall or overflow can ruin the piece. Batter and heat the dough perfectly to achieve a succulent blast of flavor that will bring out an inviting aroma.

Get your baking needs at the Rustan’s Department Store in Gateway Mall, or get in touch with Rustan’s Personal Shopper On Call on 0917-111-1952.

Buy a new swimwear

Have you been spending your time at home smashing your fitness goals and hoping to flaunt a well-curved body and hard-rock built? While we can't fully achieve our dream summer vacation yet, you can still slay a summer outfit at home. Pose for an IG photo and be proud of the body you've worked for.

Reward yourself with new sets of swimwear from H&M located at Level 1, Gateway Mall, and be ready to capture your summer OOTDs at home.

Bathe and swim

Bathe a little longer than you used to. A warm bath can relax your body, while a chilling splash can activate your sleeping cells. An impending heat wave may surge this summer, so combat it with a soothing bath or a plunge in a makeshift pool. Let the water wash away your stress and fears.

Pump up your summer with inflatable pools from Toys R’ Us located at Level 1, Gateway Mall. Or message their virtual finders at for more details!

Chill with a shade of green

Grow a little garden, earn a bigger shade. Level up your urban jungle with more refreshing options from Farmers Garden. Start growing your own greens, harvest your own produce, and cook your own food for a healthier lifestyle.

Farmers Garden is located along Gen. McArthur Avenue in Araneta City. For a more convenient plant shopping, you can join the 'Farmers Market & Garden PH' Viber community to easily connect with gardeners and merchants.

Blend a refreshment

Just across the Farmers Garden is the Farmers Market, a haven for bountiful fresh produce. Choose from a variety of fruits and vegetables that can help you achieve a healthy diet and make you stay refreshed this summer. Blending these fruits and vegetables at home is healthier and way cheaper than the made-to-order shakes and drinks in restaurants and kiosks, so expect to save money as well.

Get your daily source of nutrients and fresh produce in Farmers Market. Do your market errands even at home by joining the 'Farmers Market & Garden PH' Viber community.

Smash those fitness goals

Take advantage of the warm weather to burn your calories faster. Create a workout routine that can help you achieve your fitness goals. Be faithful in accomplishing these exercises until you make it a habit. Help yourself get comfortable in working out by using the correct outfit, gears, and equipment that will bring out the best results.

For your sportswear, visit the Royal Sporting House in Ali X, Ali Mall, or the Olympic Village in Gateway Mall. Look for the correct footwear for your workouts in Adidas, Gateway Mall.

Practice self-care

In order to achieve a healthy lifestyle and improve your immune system, it is important to maintain clean hygiene. Take care of yourself by loving your imperfections, by being proud of your quirks, and by embracing your flaws. Utilize this season to pamper yourself, relax, and practice self-care.

Drop by the Body Shop and the Face Shop in Gateway Mall to find the best pampering solutions that you can reward yourself with. Or visit Diana Stalder in Gateway Mall for the best beauty regimen.

Experience al fresco

After a challenging day at work, treat yourself with a hearty meal. Dine at Gateway Mall's The Oasis, an indoor open-air garden where you can enjoy the food under the shade of a lush green landscape.

You may also enjoy a cool summer dining with your colleagues at the Pop Up Night (along Manhattan Row), where you can choose from a wide variety of ihaw-ihaw, sizzling plates, and home-cooked meals paired with an ice-cold beer. Or, why not share some precious barkada moments in Times Square food park for more grub and eats?

Summer shopping treat

Lastly, enjoy Araneta City's Summer Sale and avail huge discounts and win amazing prizes until March 31. Reward yourself with affordable finds and services in Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza.

Experience these even at home by using the Araneta City mobile app and the Araneta City Assist.