When the crowd isn't too much in this area, you can have a good shot of the views around especially in the morning.
Some items you can only buy in the nearby stalls, especially the multicolored rags, you can't find them in the market.
It does have a man-made lake where people can rent boats for a price that definitely suits your budget. It's just around $1-$2 for a 30mins-1hr ride. Bring a snack, chat with friends, cuddle with your special someone as you sail.
The park itself also offers a lot of space for different activities. You can jog, walk, have picnic and all other activities you can imagine. They also have a dedicated space for people who want to rent different types of bicycles for a very affordable price and a soccer field where you can practice. ;)
"Strawberry fields forever."
This is one of the things I looked forward to during our last visit to Baguio City. But I wasn't able to get the chance to pick strawberries straight from the vines because it's somewhat expensive. PHP 300-350 for a kilo of strawberries because according to the owners, a strawberry vine is so delicate that it has its own proper way of picking. Being a newbie, for sure I will harm the plant and it would no longer produce strawberries again. Of course I don't wanna do that. So, we just decided to take photos along the fields then just buy strawberries for PHP100-120/kilo! Sweet!
By the way, they also grow lettuce of different kinds and are also being sold within the area for a very cheap price compared here in Manila.
PS. Don't forget to taste their authentic Strawberry Taho and Ice Cream. Delicious!
Strawberry Taho: PHP20-25
Strawberry Ice Cream: PHP15-20
Baguio won't be complete without a visit to Burnham park. It's a complete park offering visitors a choice of activities such as boating, biking, picnicking. There are even occasions (usually during the Panagbenga month and Christmas season) that temporary stalls offering various items such as clothings, food, etc. can be found in the park.
Most jeepneys going to different parts of Baguio also passes through Burnham Park hence if you wish to use public transportation, it is wise to use Burnham park as your starting destination.
Not the shooting that involves guns but cameras. You can have your picture donning the traditional Igorot costume. Have your picture taken riding a horse and even have your picture taken with a Saint... a Saint Bernard, of course.
Camp John Hay was designed to be a place for rest and recreation of US Army personnel. You'd find people using the picnic areas which most of the time are situated under a shade of pine trees. Hiking trails over the hilly terrain ensures a good workout if you ever need one. And yes, there's a shopping and food center in case you fail to bring food and drinks with you. It's certain a fun place to relax as it was designed to be.
Located a few kilometers outside of Baguio City are the strawberry fields of La Trinidad. Here, you can spend your time picking your own strawberries. Have a taste of the strawberry wine and visit the market for fresh fruits and vegetables at a relatively low price.
A visit to the Mansion House and Wright Park usually would include a visit to Mines View Park. Mines view park gives you a panoramic view of the copper mines and gold mines in Baguio. In addition, a lot of souvenir shops line up the entrance of the park.
Literally, you do horse around in Wright Park. The Wright Park riding circle makes it a perfect place to learn how to ride a horse or a pony. A few of the reasons to visit Wright Park:
1. Horseback riding
2. Shopping of native Baguio souvenirs
3. Wonderful scenery for photo ops
The fact that it's near the Mansion House makes it a must see in Baguio. It's Wright across the mansion. :) Talk about hitting two birds with one stone...
The Mansion House is the official residence of the President of the Philippines in Baguio. It was originally built during the American period in 1908 to serve as the summer residence of the US Governor-General.
The Mansion House is actually older than Baguio city itself since Baguio City was incorporated as a city only in 1909.
Baguio City houses the training ground for the future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The Philippine Military Academy home base is Fort Del Pilar, named after the youngest Filipino general who was killed in Tirad Pass, Gen. Gregorio del Pilar.
Definitely worth a visit, you can find war relics, a museum and view the disciplined cadets as they train in the field or march and partake their meals at the mess hall. During Saturdays, they do a regular parade and review. We were fortunate enough to watch a silent drill when we were there since it was the annual PMA homecoming (during February). During the PMA homecoming, you would even be able to see them do a dance drill on the field after a silent drill.
This religious place is awesome, meditation, hearing mass and write your petitions to the pink sister (female monks) is among the things you can do here. They call them selves pink sister because the female monk wearing pink. if you write them they will pray your petitions.
In 1907, a Catholic mission was established in the site by Belgian missionaries from the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae, who named the site Mount Mary. Baguio Cathedral was consecrated in 1936 and is dedicated to Our Lady of Atonement. It was originally referred to as "Kampo" by the native Ibalois. The Baguio Cathedral is the biggest Roman Catholic Church in Baguio and is the center of religious activities. During the Holy Week, thousands of devotees from Manila and the adjoining provinces come up to visit the church. During Sundays and other special holidays of the catholic church, you will find vendors sitting along the stairway and in the church's patio selling flowers, balloons, candles, sweepstake tickets, rosary beads, and various other religious articles. The pedestrians can reach Baguio Cathedral from the Session Road by ascending the long concrete hundred stairways.
Also know as the flower festival. Floats made of different kinds of flowers will be seen on the streets. It's very beautiful and artistic.
Usually it happens last week of February. Just check their schedule.
Be aware that plenty of people wanted to see the festival so be sure to book ahead of time for your transportation and accommodation.
It is where you can buy your "Pasalubong" (treats). You can find products from other places in Cordillera. Products ranges from vegetables, sweets, Jams, pastries, cookies, silver accessories, handicrafts form nearby lowland provinces, native cakes, Baguio souvenir shirts, fruits like sagada oranges and strawberries etc. It is where I bought 3 pieces of "Halayang ube" for P100.00.
Visitors from foreign countries usually shop for silver craft, shell products, wood carvings, and other kinds of native handicraft.
It is a very busy place but the cool temperature reduces the stress.
If you want to go stay at a classy place in Baguio, then The Manor is where you should stay. It may...more
after a long travel to baguio, i finally found a place in the middle of the city to rest and...more
When I was told that we were going to stay at an Inn just above the bus terminal, I felt squeamish...more