Dubbed as the City of Pines, Baguio is among the most visited destinations in the Philippines when it comes to leisure and adventure travels. With its vibrant charm, cool mountain weather, and breath-taking landscapes, this high-altitude land never fails to capture the heart of those who are looking forward to experiencing nature, life, and food at its best.
Located in the province of Benguet, Baguio boasts an abundance of scenic attractions that travelers can explore and wander upon. Whether you are looking for fine and relaxing time with your loved ones or seeking thrill and adventure, Baguio is an ideal place to visit. Here are some of the must-see places and attractions to consider on your next trip to Baguio:
Mines View Park
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Enjoy a spectacular view of Baguio’s nearby mountains by visiting one of its remarkable destinations – the Mines View Park. Cool and gentle breeze will welcome you as you stroll around the place. An observation deck is available for guests where they can stand and view an amazing panoramic sight of the city covered with lush greeneries. The place also has souvenirs shops where you can purchase products made by the locals.
Camp John Hay
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Camp John Hay was built to serve as a rest and recreation base for personnel and military officers of the US Armed Forces in the Philippines during the American occupation. In this day and age, Camp John Hay is one of the most visited destinations in Baguio as it offers various activities suitable for tourists of all ages. Such activities include horseback riding, golfing, camping and many others. The camp also has accommodation, dining, and convention services where guests can avail of during their stay.
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Named after Baguio’s city planner Daniel Burnham, Burnham Park is one of Baguio’s destinations ideal for recreation and relaxation activities. The park has an amazing view of a man-made lake surrounded by lush green trees where visitors can row a boat, relax, and just have a great time with their loved ones.
Visitors are encouraged to experience the park’s other activities such as biking, picnicking, strolling, and other fun outdoor activities.
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An activity one should not miss when visiting Baguio is the strawberry-picking at the Strawberry Farm located in city’s nearby town of La Trinidad. A remarkable experience awaits you and loved ones as the farm lets its visitors them your own fresh strawberries. The farm starts its picking season from November to May of every year.
Good Shepherd Convent
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If you want to buy Baguio’s best local products and delicacies, take some time to visit the Good Shepherd Convent. A place known for its delicious pasalubong treats such as fruit preserves and jams, cashew, buko pie, coco jam, peanut brittle, and other locally-produced products that you will surely love. For each sale transaction, you will be able to help the charities sponsored by the Good Shepherd.
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