Baguio City, named The Summer Capital of the Philippines, is also known for its strawberries, pine trees, and affordable attractions.
Because of its high elevation, approximately 1,540 meters above sea level, locals and tourists enjoy the cold temperature.
This makes Baguio City an ideal vacation spot for all ages, millennials, moms, and dads, and even our grandparents.
Baguio City Tourist Spots
1. Lion’s Head
No entrance fee required.
2. Kennon Road View Point
After passing by the Lion’s Head, the next attraction is the Kennon Road View Point.
Similarly, this also does not require an entrance fee.
3. Baguio Cathedral
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral is another popular tourist attraction in Baguio City, also known as the Baguio Cathedral.
4. Burnham Park
Your Baguio City Itinerary won’t be complete without spending time at Burnham Park. From Baguio Cathedral, it’s just a walking distance.
Things to do at Burnham Park
Still, no entrance fee.
5. Mines View Park
Mines View Park is only 6 Kms. away from Burnham Park. Costs 60 – 70 pesos only when you ride a taxi from Burnham Park.
Mines View Park Entrance Fee? Good news! Despite the magnificent view from here, there’s no entrance fee.
Since Baguio was once an American Mining Town, this place was named as Mines View Park.
From the observation deck, you will witness the scenic view of Benguet mountain range and a glimpse of Amburayan Valley.
Things to Do at Mines View Park
Try the Igorot Costume
Have a photo of Saint Bernard
Take a photo with a Horse
Buy a Strawberry Taho
6. Good Shepherd
From Mines View Park, you just have to walk for about 5 minutes to reach the Good Shepherd. You will find it on the right side of the road.
Good Shepherd is well-known for its delicious Ube Jam, a famous product when you visited Baguio City.
Things to Remember:
- Good Shepherd is open from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. only
- Ube Jam now costs 220 PHP and 350 PHP.
- They have a new policy on the limit of purchase per customer: 2 Ube Jam, 2 Lengua, 2 Alfajor, 2 Snowballs, 6 Strawberry Jams, 6 Cookies
- They do not give plastic bags to customers. Only a paper bag will be provided. So, it is better if you will bring your own reusable bag.
7. The Mansion
This grand mansion is the official Summer mansion of the President of the Philippines. As expected, security is tight and tourists are not allowed to enter the mansion itself.
From Mines View Park, there is a jeepney going to The Mansion, that costs 8 pesos only.
8. Wright Park
Across The Mansion, you will see the Wright Park.
There were lots of pine trees and horses there.
Things to Do at the Wright Park
Horse Back Riding
9. Baguio Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden is only a walking distance from Wright Park.
This garden is open from 6:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.
Again, no entrance fee.
10. Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad
And the most exciting part of your Baguio City tour is actually seeing the strawberries!
Going to La Trinidad will cost you 130 to 160 pesos, one way, depending on the traffic.
Things to do in La Trinidad
This one is not available all year round. Because strawberries only show up from November until April.
Buy Strawberry Ice Cream
11. Stobosa Valley of Colors
Another famous attraction in La Trinidad is the Stobosa Valley of Colors.
12. Bell Church
The Bell Church is a Quaint Buddhist Temple you will also see in La Trinidad Benguet.
Unfortunately, I was not able to take pictures of this place because it was closed for tourists last February 1 – 5, 2018.
Well, this might be a good reason to go back to Baguio City, soon!
13. Camp John Hay
Camp John Hay is in the South Eastern Side of Baguio City. This was once a rest and recreation facility of the U.S. Armed Forces.
14. Bencab Museum
From Burnham Park, it will take about 45 minutes to get here. The taxi fare is 150 – 180 pesos.
If you enjoyed the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, you will definitely love Bencab Museum!
It is open from 9:00 A.M. until 5:30 P.M. from Tuesdays to Sundays only.
Bencab Museum Entrance Fee:
General Admission – 150 pesos
Students with ID – 120 pesos
Senior Citizens and PWD with ID – 80 pesos
15. Night Market in Baguio City
After a long day of touring Baguio, the night market is a perfect place to unwind and chill. There were varieties of street foods.
Also, the night market is famous for thrift shopping.
There were a lot of pre-loved clothes, bags, and shoes, both for men and women, sold at a very affordable price.
16. Wet Market in Baguio
If you love to cook and eat fresh food, Baguio City’s market won’t disappoint you.
Vegetables were sold at a lower price compared in Manila.
17. Session Road
It is great to be in Baguio in the month of February.
Because the whole city showcases the flowers in full bloom during their Panagbenga Festival.
18. Northern Blossom Farm in Atok, Benguet
This new favorite attraction of millennials is 2 – 3 hours away from Baguio City.
No need to book a flight going to South Korea, Taiwan, or Japan just to see these lovely flowers.
More and more reasons to come back to Baguio City!
Mountains Near Baguio City
1.) Mt. Ulap
2.) Mt. Timbak
Where to Eat in Baguio City?
1. Good Taste
Good Taste serves affordable yet good quality of home-cooked meals. They serve large portions.
The main branch is along Otek street, near Burnham Park.
500 pesos budget for a group of 4.
2. 50’s Diner
This Retro-looking restaurant is another famous choice when you are in Baguio.
It is in 105 Session Road, opens daily from 10 A.M. until 10 P.M.
400 pesos for 2 persons.
Tsokolateria is in Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road. Near SM Baguio.
Open daily from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.
I love their champorado and the Tsoko Barakko.
600 pesos budget for 2 persons.
4. Korean Palace
And if you are a fan of Korean dramas, head now to Korean Palace. Try their unlimited samgyeupsal and free use of hanbok.
This is at 5-25 South Dr, Camp John Hay. Open daily from 10:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M.
Buffet price is 399 pesos per person.
5. Cafe By the Ruins
This place is famous for the Filipino moviegoers who watched the movie ” That Thing Called Tadhana”.
It was about a broken-hearted woman who did soul-searching in Sagada and Baguio.
And this restaurant is one of the places she visited.
This is in 225 Upper Session Road. Open daily from 7:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Try their Tapuey (Tapuy or Tapey), Igorot rice wine.
600 pesos budget for 2 persons.
Accommodation? I highly recommend El Cielito Inn in North Drive, Session Road.
With all these affordable places in Baguio City, it’s definitely a great place for family and couples. I am so in love with the weather and the good people there. 🙂
Do you have any personal favorite spot in Baguio? Let me know in the comments below.