20 Jan 2011

Open Parking Space Along Roxas Boulevard Beside U.S. Embassy

  • 20 Jan 2011
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  • Flash Update!!! The place written on this post may not available at this moment because of what had happened to Roxas Blvd wrought by the havoc of typhoon Pedring. Roxas Blvd seawall is currently under major reconstruction today.

    There's an open space converted into parking space along Roxas Boulevard near U.S. Embassy. It's just a walking distance from the embassy. But take note that this parking space, as I've noticed upon passing by here on my cruising from time to time, is not open all the time. There are times a lot of cars are parked. There are times, not one, and some iron sticks are set up across the entrance. Now let me share to you an experience that had happened in a similar parking near Manila Yacht Club right before Quirino Avenue. Those "back-up boys" were setting up those iron structure to control the parking area and convey the message to the drivers that they must be paid for watching after the cars. What we did that time was to blow our horn and they immediately allow us. That time I was carrying a handycam and when they noticed it, they disappeared. When we're about to leave the parking area, not single person approach us to collect parking fees.


    Before I guide you to that public parking area along Roxas Boulevard. let's just learn how to get to U.S. Embassy. So here's the directions to U.S. Embassy from different parts of Metro Manila. Each route contains direction to the open space that's now converted into public parking area along Roxas Boulevard.

    Route #1

    From north of Metro Manila including Bulacan, Novaliches, Caloocan City, Balintawak, Bagong Baryo and other areas near these vicinities - you can take the route via Quiapo. Take A. Bonifacio Avenue and Dimasalang Street to Quezon Boulevard. On Quezon Boulevard go straight up to Quiapo, passing through the Quezon Boulevard underpas, and Lawton, crossing Pasig river via Quezon Bridge. Road name changes to Padre Burgos after passing Lawton area, and the road also bends to the left. Stay to the right of P. Burgos Street to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. Again let me reiterate, after crossing the intersection of the street next to Lawton that borders Manila City Hall, avoid passing through the Lagusnilad underpass by staying to the right of Padre Burgos. After passing that junction, stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, to your left now is the National Museum.

    Cross intersections of Finance Road, General Luna Street which is the way going to Intramuros, and Palacio Street. After crossing Palacio Street, stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street and then turn left on Roxas Blvd. You're now at Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park. If your destination is Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Park, H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand, then from Padre Burgos, stay to the middle and cross Roxas Boulevard and follow the road onto the public parking area in front of Quirino Grandstand and walk to your destination.

    Now since you're going to U.S. Embassy, you've turned left on Roxas Boulevard. Stay to the middle of Roxas Boulevard. Cross the next intersection that borders Luneta or Rizal Park to the south which is T.M. Kalaw Street. Next to Kalaw is U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow down a little bit and turn on right signal. After you pass the ground of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #2

    From South of Metro Manila - Alabang, Muntinlupa, Pacita, Metropolis Star Mall, Festival Mall as well as Southern Tagalog provinces e.g. Laguna, Batangas and Quezon. Take the Skyway and President Osmena Highway then turn left on Quirino Avenue. Go all the way to Roxas Blvd passing under the elevated Quirino Station of LRT-1 and crossing the intersections of Adriatico, Mabini and M.H. Del Pilar streets. Turn right onto Roxas Boulevard and stay to the middle. Cross intersections of Pedro Gil, Padre Faura and U.N. Avenue. After crossing U.N. Avenue intersection, stay to the left of Roxas Boulevard in preparation for left turn. Turn left on the next main intersection before Luneta Park. This intersection is T.M. Kalaw Street to the right and South Drive to the left. It borders Luneta Park to the south. Turn left on South Drive. Now, you've just taken the direction going to Manila Ocean Park as well as Luneta Park or Rizal Park from the places mentioned above. Other destinations that you'll see here are the following: H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand. We need to pass through this direction to get to the parking space located very near to U.S. Embassy.

    Along South Drive, make a U-Turn to get back to Roxas Boulevard. Turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Next traffic light is on U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the compound of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #3

    From Makati, Mandaluyong and neighboring Areas via J.P. Rizal Street Stay on J.P. Rizal until road name becomes Tejeron. From Tejeron turn left on Pedro Gil. Then turn right onto President Quirino Avenue.

    You must stay to the left of the Quirino Avenue immediately. Turn left on the next stop light towards Plaza Dilaw Road. You will immediately see the building of Philippine Columbian Association. After that building, turn right onto President Quirino Avenue Extension. Turn left on United Nations Avenue. Stay to the middle of United Nations Avenue and drive all the way to Roxas Boulevard, crossing Taft Avenue under the elevated U.N. Avenue Station of LRT-1 and crossing main intersections of Maria Orosa Street where Manila Pavilion Hotel is located to your right, Jorge Bacobo, Mabini and M.H. Del Pilar. After you cross the intersection of M.H. Del Pilar, change lane to the left and turn left on Roxas Boulevard. U.S. Embassy ground is now to your right along Roxas Boulevard after you turned left from U.N. Avenue. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the compound of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #4

    From Quezon City take Quezon Avenue all the way to Espana then take Lerma onto Quiapo, passing through Quezon Boulevard underpass, and Lawton, crossing Pasig river via Quezon Bridge. Road name changes to Padre Burgos after passing Lawton area, and the road also bends to the left. Stay to the right of P. Burgos Street to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. Again let me reiterate, after crossing the intersection of the street next to Lawton that borders Manila City Hall, avoid passing through the Lagusnilad underpass by staying to the right of Padre Burgos. After passing that junction, stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, to your left now is the National Museum. Cross intersections of Finance Road, General Luna Street which is the way going to Intramuros, and Palacio Street. After crossing Palacio Street, stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street and then turn left on Roxas Blvd. You're now at Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park. If your destination is Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Park, H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand, then from Padre Burgos, stay to the middle and cross Roxas Boulevard and follow the road onto the public parking area in front of Quirino Grandstand and walk to your destination.

    Now since you're going to U.S. Embassy, you're now driving along Roxas Boulevard. Cross the next intersection that borders Luneta or Rizal Park to the south which is T.M. Kalaw Street. Next to Kalaw is U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the compound of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #5

    From Pasig, Sta. Mesa and neighboring vicinity take Ramon Magsasay Blvd and Legarda Street crossing Nagtahan by taking flyover to Legarda. On Legarda Street, just cross Recto Avenue. Legarda ends up in Arlegui but the road continues under the name of P. Casal Street. Drive on P. Casal and cross Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. You are now in Ayala Blvd. Go straight crossing Taft Avenue passing under LRT-1. You are now in Finance Road. Turn left on Padre Burgos, cross intersections of General Luna and Palacio streets, respectively, then turn left on Roxas Blvd. You're now at Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park. If your destination is Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Park, H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand, then from Padre Burgos, stay to the middle and cross Roxas Boulevard and follow the road onto the public parking area in front of Quirino Grandstand and walk to your destination.

    Now since you're going to U.S. Embassy, you've turned left on Roxas Boulevard. Stay to the middle of Roxas Boulevard. Cross the next intersection that borders Luneta or Rizal Park to the south which is T.M. Kalaw Street. Next to Kalaw is U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the ground of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #6

    From Tondo, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Binondo, Divisoria and other areas on these vicinities. From your area, get to Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Those from Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon and Valenzueal take Rizal Avenue or any street parallel to it to get to Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Stay to the middle of Jose Abad Santos Avenue up to its end. Jose Abad Santos Avenue ends up in Recto. Cross Recto Avenue and Reina Regente begins. Drive on Reina Regente up to Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Turn right to go with the flow of one way traffic around Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz turning left on Juan Luna Street. Stay on Juan Luna crossing Dasmarinas Street. Follow where public jeepneys turn. Turn left on the next street after Dasmarinas. Turn right onto Jones bridge to cross Pasig River. You are now in Lawton taking Padre Burgos Street. Stay on Padre Burgos Street. Upon approach to the next intersection you must change your lane to the right of P. Burgos Street to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. But not totally to the rightmost lane as you're not turning right. Just enough to avoid the Lagusnilad underpass. Again let me reiterate, after crossing the intersection of the street next to Lawton that borders Manila City Hall, avoid passing through the Lagusnilad underpass by staying to the right of Padre Burgos. After passing that junction, stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, to your left now is the National Museum. Cross intersections of Finance Road, General Luna Street which is the way going to Intramuros, and Palacio Street. After crossing Palacio Street, stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street and then turn left on Roxas Blvd.

    You're now at Luneta Park also known as Rizal Park. If your destination is Manila Ocean Park, Luneta Park, H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand, then from Padre Burgos, stay to the middle and cross Roxas Boulevard and follow the road onto the public parking area in front of Quirino Grandstand and walk to your destination.

    Now since you're going to U.S. Embassy, you've turned left on Roxas Boulevard. Stay to the middle of Roxas Boulevard. Cross the next intersection that borders Luneta or Rizal Park to the south which is T.M. Kalaw Street. Next to Kalaw is U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the ground of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.

    Route #7

    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor, Zapote, Las Pinas and other areas in these vicinities. Take Coastal Road and head toward Manila via Roxas Blvd. Please don't make a detour on Disodado Macapagal during peak season, traffic is heavy on CCP Complex. Stay to the middle of Roxas Boulevard and drive all the way up to Ermita, passing through flyovers of EDSA and Gil Puyat Avenue and crossing intersections of P. Ocampo Street formerly Vito Cruz, Quirino Avenue, Pedro Gil Street, Padre Faura and U.N. Avenue. After crossing U.N. Avenue intersection, stay to the left of Roxas Boulevard in preparation for left turn. Turn left on the next main intersection before Luneta Park. This intersection is T.M. Kalaw Street to the right and South Drive to the left. Turn left on South Drive.

    Now, you've just taken the direction to Manila Ocean Park as well as Luneta Park or Rizal Park from the places mentioned above. Other destinations that you'll see here are the following: H2O Hotel, Harbor View Restaurant, Manila Hotel, Museum of the City of Manila and Quirino Grandstand. We need to pass through this direction to get to the parking space locate very near to U.S. Embassy.

    Along South Drive, make a U-Turn to get back to Roxas Boulevard. Turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Next traffic light is on U.N. Avenue intersection and next to it is the U.S. Embassy compound to your right. U.S. Embassy compound is big. So drive on, but as soon as you pass the gate of U.S. Embassy change lane to the rightmost lane, slow your drive and turn on right signal. After you pass the compound of U.S. Embassy, next to it is the parking area. Slow down so that you don't go beyond the driveway onto the parking lot.


    Vicinity Map: U.S. Embassy And The Nearby Parking Area Along Roxas Boulevard


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