5 Things to do in Baguio’s Session Road

Because of a shorter highway route from Manila, city people are now flocking to Baguio. Travel time by bus is less than six hours, and if you drive your own car, it will even be less. Though this destination is quite far to go to by land, there are no airports close to it, unless you want to go all the way north to Ilocos. Why do city people flock here? Aside from the huge weather difference, what is there to do other than your usual haunts of the strawberry farm and the Burnham park? Well, thank heavens for Session Road, of course. One of the busiest places in Baguio, night or day.

1. People watch

Session Road, Foursquare.com

Session Road, Foursquare.com

There are so many different kinds of people to watch in Session Road. You have the locals, the local foreigners, the Filipinos that aren't from Baguio, the foreigners and tourists, and the natives. If this isn't enough reason for you to go sit on the road, then I don't know what else will.

Name:
Session Road
Address:
Session Rd, 2600 Benguet, Benguet, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Listen to live music

108 Session Road Café, Foursquare.com

Session Road has a lot of bars and restaurants that offer live music. If you don't know where to go, just walk around the street and let your ears guide you. Sooner or later you'd be hearing something interesting.

Name:
108 Session Road Café
Address:
Session Rd, Baguio City, Baguio City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Bargain hunt

Session Road Night Market, Foursquare.com

The night market here is the best night market in the whole country. You can buy cardigans for twenty pesos each! That's not even one dollar. And most of them are actually overruns from different countries.

Name:
Session Road Night Market
Address:
Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Stair exercise + a visit to church

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, Foursquare.com

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, Foursquare.com

If you walk along the road, you'd notice that there is a stairway on the side. Climb up the long steps and in front of you lies a church. If you're in the mood to work out, you can even climb the steps more than once. Those are free leg exercises for you. Plus, a visit to the church won't hurt.

Name:
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
Address:
Session Road (at Session Rd.), 2600 Benguet, Benguet, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Eat and Drink

Rumours Bar, Foursquare.com

Rumours Bar, Foursquare.com

This is probably a Filipino's favorite past time - eating and drinking. So it won't be a surprise if you see a lot of restaurants and street food vendors along Session Road. So enjoy and give your taste buds some rock and roll.

Name:
Rumours Bar
Address:
Session Rd. (in Lopez Bldg.), 2600 Baguio City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Baguio is hailed as the summer capital of the Philippines, which is why a lot of Filipinos flock to this place during the summer. Why? Because it's probably the coolest place to be. So if you find yourself in this part of the country, don't forget to drop-by Session Road. Just imagine all the exploring that you could do there.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?