Baguio City Things to Do

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Baguio City Things to Do

  • Tam Awan Village

    Baguio Things to Do

    I would have wanted to experience a night or 2 in one of the native dwelling houses. i really thought it would be fun but due to limited time, my friend and I just explore the village. The tribal dance performed by young Igorots is amazing. You can also visit the village's souvenir shop and try donning assortment of native costumes for a token...

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  • Horseback Riding

    Baguio Things to Do

    What else can you do when you are in the City of Pines? Well, let me suggest. If you can afford the fee for horseback riding, then do! It is kind of fun for the kids. Of course, it is not fun for me because I wanted the real McCoy! - I wanted to ride a horse that would pump my heart out! The kids love the horses because the horses walk around the...

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  • Panagbenga - Flower Festival

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    Happening every February, Baguio City's festive atmosphere is up, from the very first day of February until the very first Sunday of March. Panagbenga is considered the festival of festivals in the north Luzon island of the Philippines, take some time and make your way to the Flower Festival.

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  • City Market

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    Baguio City Market is huge market along the Magsaysagy (pronounced as "Mak-sai-sai") Avenue or road. It is one of the busiest place, especially in the morning - full of people and vehicles. The frontage of the market is lined with various stalls selling all sorts of wares and goods : sundries of rice, grains, dried foodstuffs, tailor shops, fruit...

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  • Cathedral

    Baguio Things to Do

    I was told being a child that if you visit for the first time in a church of a place, you should make a wish and your wish will come true! So, why not visit the Baguio Cathedral when you are visiting Baguio? The Baguio Cathedral offers mass on a daily basis if you are a pious Roman Catholic! If you are not, then just go there and check out the...

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  • Walking

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    When I was a law student in this city twenty years ago, I used to work at the back of Burnham Park (Kisad Road). To save money, I used to walked at this park. I used to cut across the park and pass by rows and rows of gladiolas blooming and smelling the roses. I just loved the flowering red and purple Silvias. These flowers make Burnham Park...

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  • Mansion House

    Baguio Things to Do

    The Mansion House is the official house of the President of the Philippines north of Manila. If the President goes to Baguio City, he/she stays at the Mansion House. There are usually guards in front of the Mansion House and they sometimes just ask some questions when they stop you. They are very friendly and sometimes when you are done taking...

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  • Jog at the Burnham Park

    Visit the park at the heart of Baguio City.The man-made lake is a favorite spot of the visitors and the locals.

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  • Minesview in the morning..

    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.

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  • Ride a Boat

    Burnham ParkIt 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...

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  • Pick Strawberries

    "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...

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  • Have a cup of coffee

    If you are a coffee lover and a Starbucks Coffee fanatic, you should never miss visiting their American inspired branch in Camp John Hay. ;)

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  • Burnham Park - The Heart of the Summer...

    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...

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  • Do some shooting at Mines View

    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.

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  • Picnic at Camp John Hay

    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...

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  • Strawberry fields forever

    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.

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  • Viewing the Mines at Mines View Park

    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.

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  • Horsing around in Wright 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 riding2. Shopping of native Baguio souvenirs3. Wonderful scenery for photo opsThe fact that it's near the Mansion House makes it a must see in Baguio....

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  • Visit the Mansion House

    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.

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  • A visit to the West Point of the...

    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...

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  • Pink Sister in Baguio City

    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.

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  • Strawberry picking

    You should not miss out on the strawberry-picking in La Trinidad. Its just around 20 minutes ride from the city. And try the strawberry flavored taho, very delicious!

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  • Baguio Cathedral

    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...

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  • The Penagbenga festival

    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.

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  • feast over street food

    just like other cities in the Philippines and in the world, streetfOOdies are always around and so are the vendeurs to ..of course satisfy your cravings at a very cheap cost.

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  • Maharlika Market

    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...

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  • Baguio cathedral

    This is also known as the Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral. This church was built by Belgian Missionaries and finished in 1936. You will have a view of the session road and part of Downtown Baguio. This rose-colored cathedral with twin square bell towers with pyramidal roofs, located on top of a hill is one of the most visited landmarks of Baguio....

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  • Mines View Park

    One of my favorite. I love the view from the deck. I always visit this place every time I am in Baguio. It is about 4 kms from downtown Baguio. There's a small observation deck where one can see the spectacular view of the nearby valley and mountains. But sometimes fog will obscure the view so better go on a clear day and not after a strong...

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  • Baguio Cathedral

    Located at the heart of Session Road, Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, most commonly known as Baguio Cathedral, is one of the most magnificent architectural buildings in the city. It was established by Belgian missionaries in 1907. The building has a unique pink façade with twin bell towers.

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  • Camp John Hay

    Outside the city proper, Camp John Hay is where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze of Baguio. You can lay on your back on the cool green grass in the golf course; sip a cup of coffee at Starbucks; or buy some stuffs at Nike Factory Outlet.

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  • Burnham park

    Probably the most popular destination in Baguio is the Burnham Park, right at the heart of the city. The name of the park was derived from the city’s planner, Daniel Burnham. One’s visit in Baguio cannot be complete with visiting this place. Although it’s not as attracting as before due to the trashes that are unnecessarily thrown anywhere, it’s...

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  • Wright Park

    Just across the Mansion is Wright Park where you can enjoy horseback-riding. The place is usually jam-packed during weekends and holidays.

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  • Mines View

    Mines View is one of the most frequented sites in Baguio. There you are on top of a mountain overlooking a scenic view of the mountainside, breathing in fresh air. Many other stuffs can be done in Mines view: have a picture taken with Doglas, Jr., the “Gentle Giant Saint Bernard,” you wearing native Igorot costumes, horseback-riding, shopping in...

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  • Ride a pony/horse at Wright Park

    When I was a small boy, I was always excited to go to Baguio because I would get to ride on a pony/horse at Wright Park. Parks in Baguio are named after famous Americans because the Americans literally carved this valley in the Cordillera region.It is amazing that this tradition has continued on to the present day. The horses now would be the great...

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  • See Burnham Park, best-loved park in...

    Baguio has a lot of parks with wonderful pine trees due to its high elevation compared to the city of Manila. And my favourite is Burnham Park which is considered the "mother of all parks" in this Summer Capital of the Philippines. Whenever I see it, I feel relaxed because I have associated it with my personal school vacations and holidays.You will...

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  • Sight Seeing

    This is a must do in Baguio. Go to the SM City Baguio (mall), sit on the view deck and drink coffe while watching the fog comedown on the whole city or watch the whole city turn on its lights. Cozy up at night with your honey is also a good thing to do in this summer capital or just enjoy the scenes. This is the place to go if you are like me who...

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  • Strawberry Picking and Shopping at La...

    La Trinidad is most commonly known for the vast fields of strawberry plants, also called the Strawberry Farm. Stalls along the road opposite the farms offer your own unique experience of strawberry picking(prices may vary). While you're there, you may want to pick up a few souvenirs since it is in this area that prices for goods are pretty cheap....

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  • Drop By The Mansion House

    The Mansion House is the President's summer house and working office north of Manila. Although heavily guarded, tourists are allowed to take pictures infront of the gate (design of which is patterned after that of London's Buckingham Palace) and in the lawn and gardens...Sometimes, you can get lucky if the President and her family decide to go out...

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  • Burn Calories at Burnham Park

    Vacation time is usually "pigging out" time. Try to burn calories from your food trip by going to the Burnham Park. You can do any of the following to burn those unwanted calories: brisk walking or jogging early in the morning or late in the afternoon; joining the aerobics or tai chi groups at the park; biking; or rowing the boat at the manmade...

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  • Visit Baguio Cathedral

    Baguio Cathedral is actually named Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral. It is visited not only by Catholics who offer thanksgiving prayers for a safe trip, but by non-Catholic tourists as well who admire its architecture. Personally, I visit Baguio Cathedral not only to pray, but also to reminisce my fond memories when I was a child - my First...

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  • Art Pieces With Coffee By Artists

    Arko ni Apo Art Gallery & Kape Diperensiya is an intriguing, almost mystical place which is actually the residence, workshop, gallery and cafe' of artist Benhur Villanueva and his family. Often branded as a "quirky" brood, the Villanuevas churn out unique art pieces of sculpture and paintings. Unfortunately, as in most galleries, taking pictures of...

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  • Feast Your Eyes on Exotic Orchids

    The Baguio City Orchidarium is always a delight to visit. The wide variety and colorful orchids, bromeliads and other exotic plants provide a real visual and olfactory treat. Tourists can buy flowers and plants, and get free gardening tips from the vendors.

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  • Visit Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

    Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto is a favorite site for pilgrimage during Holy Week. However, Holy Week or not, we never miss to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto whenever we visit Baguio. We thank Mama Mary for our safe travel, and we lift up prayer intentions for our family and friends.The grotto is nestled on top of the hill; one can go up through 252...

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  • Art Galore

    Arko ni Apo Art GalleryArko ni Apo houses artwork done by Benhur Villanueva. If you're lucky, like we were, you can find him there as well. We caught him welding one of those big gold-metallic pieces, and it was amazing.NO PICTURE-TAKING in the gallery's premises. You may do so though at the Cafe Diperensya, the coffeehouse linked to Arko which...

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  • Tam-awan Village

    You get a patch of Igorot History in the Huts of Tam-awan. Entrance fee as of Feb, 2009 is P50 for Adults and P30 for students/senior citizens.Tam-awan village houses different types of huts. There is a local resto which unfortunately we did not get to experience. You may have your portrait sketched by a budding artist in exchange of a donation....

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