As compared to its neighbor Quezon City, Caloocan is just a backwater, with no attractions to brag about except for Monumento, a memorial designed by national artist Guillermo Tolentino. It marks the city’s historical importance as the place where national hero Andres Bonifacio and his underground organization, Katipunan, held their secret meetings that led to the Philippine Revolution.
Shopping, dining, accommodations
Among the very few tourist facilities in Caloocan are the substandard shopping and dining centers of Caloocan Grand Plaza Mall and Ever Gotesco Grand Central. The city has a few competitive restaurants, among them are Orient Pearl Seafoods & Restaurant, Padi’s Point Restaurant and Bar, and Barrio Fiesta Restaurant, which all serve Filipino cuisine. The city has one resort: the mediocre Gubat sa Ciudad Resort, and one decent budget hostel: Kabayan Hotel Caloocan.
Until the rumored SM Caloocan is constructed in the city, Caloocan would serve no purpose in the tourism map, except as the northernmost station of the Light Rail Transit or as a destination for shopping motorcycles or motor cycle spare parts at 10th Avenue.