A small town in Philippines, with a rather vast array of natural retreats and pools to follow. There are beautiful green parks, which will remind you of the magnificence of nature and then there is the magnanimous Mount Santo Tomas, which is amazing in its beauty and aura. Not just greens, there is an ice skating park as well, along with “The Mansion” which is a botanical garden,Mines View Park, which is dedicated to mining Kennon Road, which is known for its waterfall and Baguio Cathedral as well. It is safe to say that traveler is truly blessed when it comes to explore things to do in Baguio.
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What to Do in and around Baguio
Enjoy 16 best Baguio attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
A good place to start your quest for gold, the Mines View Park is perhaps the most popular place in Baguio. The observation deck of the park offers stunning panoramas of the Amburayan valley. Approximately 5 kilometers from downtown Baguio, the Mines View Park overlooks abandoned copper and gold mines of the Benguet Corporation. Now a full blown tourist destination, you are bound to find a number of vendors and photographers around. But even then, the breathtaking views from this place are worth every disturbance.
Burnham Park is a modern oasis spanning 33 hectares that is Baguio citizen’s escape from the chaos of the city. Named after Daniel Burnham who laid the plans for the city, Burnham Park is a paradise in its own right. There are a number of activities for kids and families and the park is alive with activity at all times.
There is a children’s playground, a skating rink, rose garden, an orchidarium, a picnic area and a peace tower too. The park is spread around a lagoon where people like to take leisurely boat rides. Bicycling is another fun activity that can be enjoyed at the park.
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Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The ingenious artist Benedict Cabrera is perhaps one of the most celebrated and talented artistes in Philippines. His artworks and paintings are showcased at BenCab Museum. A treat for art lovers, the museum is eclectically built and displays some fascinating sculptures, 3D artworks and original paintings. Baguio has a special place in its heart for BenCab as the artiste chose to eventually return to his homeland and settle down in this city in a beautiful farm.
There are a number of other sections in the museum that depict the artworks by various other talented Filipino artistes. There is a cafe at the museum and a beautiful duck pond that adds to the charming ambience.
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Gibraltar Road, Baguio 2600 Benguet, Philippines
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Best known for its delicious Ube jam and chocolate crinkles, a visit to the Good Shepherd convent has become somewhat of a tradition for Filipino families. The food store is run by nuns and the products sold here are handmade and utterly delicious. The proceeds that are collected from sales are spent for charitable causes and used in the running of the Convent. Located right next to the Mines view park, the convent is amidst gorgeous surroundings.
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Romulo Drive, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Formerly called the Mansion House, this stately building was built in 1908 and served as a summer house for U.S. Governor-Generals. It was destroyed in 1945 during the battle for the liberation of the Philippines and later beautifully restored.
Although visitors are not allowed inside the house, the property and its grounds make for great photographs. Within the compound and adjacent to the Mansion is a two-story building which serves as the official residence of the Philippine President in Baguio City and nearby is a small amphitheater.
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Long Long Benguet Road, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Located at the outskirts of the city, it is an artists’ colony set amidst Ifugao and Kalinga huts. Getting there may be a little tricky but certainly well worth the trip. A minimal entrance fee gets visitors inside the compound to explore the grounds, which includes an art gallery and a coffee shop.
The different native huts and other areas are used for workshops and exhibits. It is the best place to purchase an artwork by one of the many talented artists who have their creations on display. A spectacular view awaits those who climb up to the highest point of this village.
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Dominican Hill Road, Baguio, 2100 Benguet, Philippines
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The grotto is a catholic shrine that is a favorite pilgrimage site for Filipinos especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. The only two ways to access the top of the grotto is by climbing the 252 steps or by driving a light vehicle through a winding, narrow and steep road.
Devotees who go up to the grotto to pray usually light up a candle at the altar. There are a number of vendors at the shrine who are willing to substitute your presence and pray on your behalf if you cannot gather the strength to climb the stairs. Or you could just buy a strawberry taho from them as a reward for the excruciating climb.
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Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Session Road is the main thoroughfare of the city and the center of Baguio's commercial establishment. This is where most of the big department stores, banks, movie houses, and bazaars are located. There are also some hotels, bakeries, restaurants, newspaper stands, bookstores, boutiques, cafes, and studios along Session Road.
Session road is the most famous road in Baguio. Its bustling with people from all walks of life. To find a parking space here is a rare possibility. It is near the Cathedral, Maharlika Market and Burnham Park.
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Mount Mary, Cathedral Loop, Baguio, 2600 Benguet, Philippines
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
One of Philippines most stunning architectural structures and easily Baguio City's most magnificent building, Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral is an important landmark , not just for its aesthetic beauty but also because of its rich history. Ornately decorated inside, it stands majestically atop Mount Mary Hill, with a wonderful bird's-eye view of Session Road and the city's landscape.
The cathedral is dedicated to Virgin Mary and also served as an evacuation center under the Japanese occupation in World War 2. It was built in 1936 and has since been a glorious sight in Baguio.
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Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Mt Pulag is known as ‘The Playground of Gods’ and for someone who has witnessed its glory, it’s easy to see why. Mt Pulag is the third highest mountain in Philippines. Its peak stands proud at a whopping 2922 meters above sea level. For those who brave the challenging but incredibly beautiful hike, the rewards are priceless.
Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, a sea of clouds for company and unparalleled views await the enthusiastic hikers who reach the top. A number of exotic plant species and flower beds make the hike extremely picturesque and memorable.
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Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
In Baguio City Market, you can find almost everything; from vegetables to meat products, and even household products. The market is abuzz with activity throughout the day and the produce that is brought here is the freshest in town. The market is very well maintained and people are mostly friendly and well versed in English. Don't forget to purchase a bottle of fresh honey that could make for a good gift for your loved ones back home.
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Bell Church Road, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
A hidden gem of Baguio city, Bell Church is a Taoist temple that is known to be one of the most peaceful places in the city. A striking pagoda and beautifully landscaped gardens soothe the soul even before you enter the temple. Bells, dragons and flags welcome you to this Chinese temple that is calmly spiritual and incredibly tranquil. There is even a lotus pond that adds to the beauty of this serene temple.
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Quezon Avenue, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The PMA is a premier institution in Philippines. It trains civilians to be talented soldiers who with great valor and bravado defend their country from external attacks. Although it was originally not meant to be a tourist destination, visitors are now allowed to enter the academy to get a glimpse of how the academy functions and take a detailed look at how Philippine’s military has evolved.
The Academy has its own museum located near the Lopez Hall of Leaders and inside one can get to see photos of the past and present military leaders, old events involving the officers, some memorabilia and dioramas. The grounds itself are very well maintained with plush green lawns and flowering bushes. The Korean War Memorial makes for an interesting visit too, as does the Tree House and the Sun Dial.
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Historical Precinct, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Luzon 2600, Philippines
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Bell House was named after Gen.J.Franklin Bell who was sent to Philippines during the Philippine-American War. Bell was instrumental in transforming Camp John Hay into a major military resort. The Bell House was once the vacation home of the Commanding General of the Philippines and now has been converted to a modern museum of old architecture and lifestyle. There are picturesque gardens surrounding it and the whole place has a colonial feel to it.
Near the Bell House is the picturesque Bell Amphitheatre which is a favorite venue for weddings and parties. You can even choose to stay at the resort.
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located at a comfortably close distance to Baguio city is Mount Santo Tomas which is one of the peaks of the Cordillera Mountains on Luzon Island of the Philippines. Surrounded by agricultural lands, pine forests and privy to breathtaking views, this place is a favorite amongst nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Just the drive up to the peak is a beautiful experience because of the magnificent vistas along the way. A trip here makes for a perfect getaway from the chaos of the city.