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Despite Philippines being a tropical country, Baguio is one of the famous destinations in the country having cool climate and scenic beauty.It is also known as “The City of Pines” owing to a lot of pine trees. Baguio is a very well designed and beautiful city offering many tourist attractions. Baguio attractions offer plenty of interest for couples, families and especially children.
“Burnham Park” is the perfect picnic spot for your family. You can enjoy boating in “Burnham Lake”, enjoy the beautiful “Rose Garden”and take pictures in the “Japanese Peace Tower and Athletic Bowl”.In addition to these attractions in Baguio,if you want to enjoy some beautiful landscapes then Mines View Park is the place to be. Located in the outskirts of Baguio, it offers a clear view of Benguet’s mountain ranges where gold, silver and other ores were once mined. If you want to absorb the tribal essence of Philippines then try spending a day at Tam-Awan village. Follow the mountain trails in this village and you might be lucky enough to enjoy the West PhilippineSea sunset on a clear, crisp day.
Baguio attractions also include some spectacular architectural tourist spots. The “Baguio Cathedral” standing on a hill called ‘Kampo’ depicts Gothic architectural influences in its twin spires, stained glass and rose windows. Each tourist spot boasts of a beautiful church and in Baguio it is the“Bell Church”. Located on the border of Baguio City and La Trinidad Valley, Bell Church features oriental architecture, ornate gateway, dragon ornaments, and Buddha-guarded windows.
The “City Hall Building” is a place crowded by visitors because of its historical importance. This current building was replaced by the one destroyed in 1945 Second World War. If you want to witness the Baguio city as it used to be, visit “Camp John Hay”. The urban design for Baguio created by American architect Daniel H. Burnham in the 1900’s was for a community with a population expected to reach but not breach 25,000.It has well crossed the mark long back but remains to be beautiful and breathtaking.
For the fruit and nature lovers, attractions in Baguioinclude “La Trinindad Benguet”, which has a beautiful strawberry farm where tourists can go strawberry picking.Delicious strawberries can also be bought at the “Baguio City Public Market”.A lot of other fruits can also be found at very reasonable prices here.
If you and your kids are looking forward to an adventurous day,Baguio attractionsinclude a tour to “Wright Park”.It offers pony and horseback rides. While riding, you can find a stone stairway which leads to the “Pool of the Pines”.It is a quiet stretch with a 100-meter long shallow and narrow pool lined on both sides by Baguio’s towering pines.End your day with a Hike to “Mt. Cabuyao” for the sunrise. Mt. Cabuyao in Tuba, Benguet looks like Mickey Mouse’s ears from far and can be reached through a 45 minute hike from the Green Valley Police Station. It is recommended to take the hike during sunrise for a sweeping view of the city.
Hotels in Baguio are on a cheaper side with most of them located in the vicinity of these attractions in Baguio. These Baguio hotels offer comfortable stay along with ease of movement to all the attractions in Baguio. If you have some spare time in hand then these Baguio hotels offers Spa services, Yoga classes, and excellent dining choices. Some hotels in Baguio are located near the Bauang and San Juan Beach giving you access to water sports activities as well.