Despite being urbanised the city of Baguio remains as one of Luzon’s most natural cities. Also, the city is also sitting at altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, making the climate not that unbearably hot.
- Fun Things To Do
- See the Lion’s Head
- Enjoy in the Wonder of Bridal Veil Falls
- Visit Burnham Park
- Visit The Emilio F. Aguinaldo Museum
- Shop At The Baguio Market
- Visit Lady of Atonement Cathedral
- Enjoy The Asin Hot Springs
- Enjoy A Baguio Craft Brewery
- Visit Baguio City’s Botanical Garden
- Enjoy Some Culture at Tam-Awan Village
- Where to Stay in Baguio Philippines
- Wrapping Up
Also popularly known as The City of Pines because it is located in the region of the tropical pine forest of Luzon.
Giving it the ideal climate for encouraging the growth of plants and moss which are indigenous to Baguio.
Fun Things To Do
There are beautifully preserved historic buildings next to new and modern buildings, all tucked in rolling hills and green parks.
Here is our list of the fun things to do in Baguio City.
See the Lion’s Head
You know you are already in Baguio once you see the Lion’s Head as you trek Baguio City via the Kennon Road. The Lion’s Head has a height of 40 feet.
The idea was started by the Lions Club members of Baguio, during the term of Luis Lardizabal as mayor of Baguio from 1969 to 1970 and as the club’s president. And as become a symbol of Baguio.
In person, you cannot help but to be amazed with the size of the monument.
Today, it is a rest stop and shopping location for weary travellers destined for Baguio.
Enjoy in the Wonder of Bridal Veil Falls
The falls is along Kennon road. It can be viewed from the road. The falls can be reached by crossing a bridge and you can near the falls, you will hear the sound of the gushing water.
The falls is more beautiful after the rain. There is no private parking when visiting this place, park your car along the road. You can hire a private driver who will take you to the scenic Kennon Road.
The hanging bridge is found nearby and might seem a bit flimsy although it is guaranteed to be secure.
Visit Burnham Park
The park is a godsend from the busy roads of Baguio city. Burnham Park as has a lake in the middle. While there you can go bike riding, boating, skating rink, see beautiful trees and plant life.
Also, a garden centre where the town plants are grown and is also open to the public.
You will also find walking and jogging trails lined with rose bushes and park benches to rest on.
And if hungry there of course is food stalls offering traditional Filipino food.
Visit The Emilio F. Aguinaldo Museum
A lot of people know that Emilio F. Aguinaldo is the youngest president of the Philippines.
Emilio F. Aguinaldo led his country during Philippine Revolution against Spaniards, Spanish-American war and during Philippine-American war.
You will learn about the revolutionary leader. And you will also see several personal artifacts that belong to the former president of the Philippines.
Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 in the morning to 12 noon and from 1-4 pm.
Shop At The Baguio Market
If you are looking to do a little shopping. All most everything can be got at the Baguio market. It’s the centre for the local fresh produce.
Sit down at any stall and try chicken, fish, freshly picked delicious strawberries and various Philippine staple like Longanisa, which is a term referred to a seasoned sausage.
Visit Lady of Atonement Cathedral
Church of Our Lady of Atonement is a Catholic Church located in the heart of city.
It has twin spires, rose coloured exterior and traditional stained glass.
The church was constructed on Mount Mary between 1920 and 1936. It suffered damage in WWII.
Repairs were carried out and Church was again opened to public in November 1990.
Enjoy The Asin Hot Springs
Want to enjoy cold and hot spring pools while you are in Baguio City? The Asin Hot Springs is up high on the mountain side with stunning scenery.
You can spend your entire day relaxing and the enjoying the views.
There is also a restaurant on site, which provides delicious dishes for an affordable price with a great ambiance.
Recommended to avoid the weekends as it can be very busy
Enjoy A Baguio Craft Brewery
It isn’t everyday that you will locate a craft brewery in Asia, so once you do, you have to try it out.
For those who don’t know, the first brewery in Baguio City is Baguio Craft Brewery, which has been doing amazing things with sixteen rotating craft beers.
If you like to try a homerun, Lagud is a signature beer, which is actually a unique strawberry craft beer, which would knock your socks off.
Visit Baguio City’s Botanical Garden
It isn’t a surprise that Baguio City takes pride with a great botanical garden. It’s more than fauna and flowers. It’s also said to be the spiritual center were native igorot people spirits dwell.
At the Botanical garden, you can walk around the gardens. Walk inside a cave and buy all kinds of stuff from sweets to shirts to wood works stuff
You will also see some native hut replicas of local Igorot individuals paying tribute to their culture.
Such huts are surrounded with luscious plants and bright flowers, which encourage diverse wildlife development including different bird species and beautiful butterflies.
Enjoy Some Culture at Tam-Awan Village
Located into the mountains of Baguio City, Tam-Awan Village is a perfect spot for those who are art enthusiasts.
You will only notice the huts with some grass roofs scattered on various elevation levels throughout the forest.
However, before you enter, you will discover that every hut is a contemporary art gallery. This only means that you will get art and nature in one place.
Where to Stay in Baguio Philippines
Baguio has a decent supply of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out if you are planning to visit Baguio Philippines.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $42 for Studio Apartment
Set in Baguio within 300 m of Session Road and 500 m of Mines View Park, Condo Getaway features accommodation with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. Some units feature a seating area and/or a balcony.
Albergo Condominium Cozy and Homey
Rating 9.0, Prices start from $31 for Studio Apartment
Located in Baguio, Albergo Condominium Cozy and Homey features accommodation with seating area. Free WiFi is provided.
Cedar Peak Condo
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $49 for Deluxe Apartment
Cedar Peak Condo – Close to the City Center is situated in Baguio. Free WiFi is offered.
The accommodation is fitted with a cable flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area and/or balcony. There is a private bathroom with a shower in each unit.
Finally, as you can see, you will not be bored as the list above is only a few things to do on Baguio. All you have to do is to choose the activities you prefer and start enjoying what Baguio has to offer.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Baguio has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.