Baguio City Tourist Spots 2019

Baguio City tourist spots are here!

Baguio is a mountain resort city located in the province of Benguet within the Cordillera Region. Because of its high altitude, it is the coldest city in the Philippines. For this reason, it was declared the Summer Capital of the country during the early years of the American occupation.

Aside from enjoying the generally cool climate and the ubiquitous pine trees, there are recommended places to visit. They are:

1. Burnham Park – Located at the very center of the city, the park contains a manmade lake for boating and surrounding it are pathways for walking and biking. Pine trees and flower plants all around, it is perfect for morning jog, noontime picnic, or afternoon stroll.

Burnham Park Baguio

2. Baguio Cathedral (Our Lady of the Atonement Church) is one of the most photographed churches in the philippines.

Baguio Cathedral

3. Camp John Hay – Formerly a military base and now a mixed-used commercial area, Camp John Hay still has the biggest remaining forest cover in Baguio City.

Camp John Hay in Baguio City
Camp John hay (Credit: pna.gov.ph)

4. Mansion House – the president’s summer residence

Mansion House Baguio
The presidential home during summer (month of April and May) is one of Baguio City tourist spots.

5. Mines View Park – with a good view of the nearby mining areas

Mines View Park
Scenic views of the mining communities from Mine’s View Park

6. Tam-awan Village – a showcase of Ifugao native houses and culture

Tam-awan Village in Baguio
Ifugao culture manifested in Tam-awan Village (credit: Facebook Page)

7. Lourdes Grotto – sits atop a hill and can be reached only through a hundred and more concrete steps

Lourdes Grotto in Baguio
Going up to stairs of Lourdes Grotto is good for the heart! (Credit: Cushtravel)

8. Session Road – the city’s most beautiful and is closed to vehicles during special occasions.

Session Road Baguio
Baguio Session Road (Credit: inquirer.net)

9. Good Shepherd Convent – The home of the Religious of the Good Shepherd or Good Shepherd Sisters. You go there not just to pray in their tranquil chapel but also to buy some of the best home-made food items such as jams and peanut butter.

10. Baguio Night Market – The term “Ukay Ukay” is believed to have originated in Baguio City. It refers to a flea market or store where second-hand clothings and other items are sold at very cheap prices.

Baguio Night Market
Baguio Night Market (Credit: Rappler)

11. Wright Park – a great place for family outing. It abounds with trees and areas for selfie-addicts. Of course, don’t miss the main activity in the park: horseback riding.

Baguio Wright Park
Horseback riding in Baguio

12. Philippine Military Academy – Established during the commonwealth era, the primarily training ground for future military leaders offers not just historical value to the traveller but also fascinating views and perfect areas for strolling.

Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Military Academy (Credit: Sunstar)

13. Dinosaurs Island

Baguio Dinosaur Island

14. Kennon Road also called Zigzag Road – It provides one of the most stunning road views in the Philippines. A proposal have been made in Congress to make Kennon Road a National Heritage Zone.

Kennon Road in Baguio
Kennon Road in Baguio (Credit: City government as posted in Politiko)
Lion's Head along Kennon Road
Baguio City tourist spots include the Lion’s Head along Kennon Road going up to Baguio. (Credit: flickr photo )

15. Baguio City Museum

Baguio Museum
Baguio Museum (Credit: wiki Commons)
Baguio City Tourist Spots
Baguio City skyline

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See also:
List of Philippine Cities
Top 50 Places to Visit in the Philippines

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