5 Things To Do in Baguio, Philippines

Strawberry Farm, Foursquare.com

When summer is getting near in the Philippines, a lot of people would book flights going to Baguio to do away from the heat caused by the summer season. It is known as the Summer capital of the Philippines since the weather there is cold all year round. Well, not exactly that it would snow or to the point that you would always have to wear coats but compared to other regions in the Philippines, Baguio has just its own comfortable weather that everyone would want to stay. Now, when you talk about the place maybe you’re not familiar at, here’s the top 5 must experience in Baguio City. This will give you points on where to go and what to do there so you won’t find yourself lost in such a beautiful place.

1. STRAWBERRY PICKING IN LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET

Strawberry Farm, Foursquare.com

Of course, anyone can’t miss this. This is the only place in the Philippines where strawberries grow. You can expect that from the weather right? It can’t grow somewhere else because it will only die. Don’t bother planting it in other places. The strawberry farm is 30 minutes away from Baguio city and open to public from November – May annually. This activity is always a point from every traveller that comes to Baguio. Make sure to experience this because this is a lifetime experience especially when you live in cities. You don’t get this often enough for you to appreciate. Expect the price to be twice in the market. That will include the activity as well.

Name:
Strawberry Farm
Address:
Strawberry Farm Rd (at La Trinidad Rd), La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. WALK AT THE BURNHAM PARK

Burnham Park, Foursquare.com

Burnham Park is the heart of Baguio City. It is often named as the Mother Park o all Parks in the City. It has a vast land that consists of 32.84 hectares. It gives you relaxation and mindful thinking. Believe it or not, this was designed thoughtfully by an American citizen giving it a must-see architecture for the locals and foreigners to come. It’s not just a park but it also has different facilities that people can enjoy and have fun while staying with their families and friends. Choose from the Burnham Lake, the Rose Garden, the skating rink, and the Children playground.

Name:
Burnham Park
Address:
Chuntug Rd (btwn Kisad Rd & Harrison Rd), 2600 Benguet, Benguet, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. VISIT THE PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY

PMA Baguio, Foursquare.com

Yes! THE ONLY military school in the Philippines is located in Baguio. This is a blessing I thought. Imagine the students having their military training in a hot place? That would double their efforts, thanks to the location of the school, they won’t have to worry about being under the sun ALWAYS. It is located in Fort del Pilar and this training ground is always a significant part of every tourist itinerary. They get to see cadets if they are lucky enough and can take a picture with them. Expect them to always be at their best military behaviour since they are at their training ground so don’t force them to smile if they won’t. That is part of it.

Name:
PMA Baguio
Address:
Baguio City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. GET A CLEARER VIEW OF THE SKY AT SITIO LA PRESA

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Credits to abscbnnews.com

If you want a memorable trip to your travel and you the higher place of site, then this place is a must see for you. This was just newly discovered and was aired in television because of a movie series in the Philippines, “FOREVERMORE.” It is a love story and most of the scenes were taken at Sitio La Presa. Sincits high-land, think that it would be cooler than in the city below it. The view from the bridge after La Presa has not been truly identified by a lot of people but this is just the most heart-stopping view especially when you get to the Café where you will have to experience near to the sky life. Imagine bringing your loved one and making a surprise or proposal? Isn’t it just beautiful?

5. BAGUIO CRAFT BREWERY

The Tasting Room at Baguio Craft Brewery, Foursquare.com

Drinking is always a part of life. Birthday occasions, celebrating success, wedding ceremonies and other special occasions. Why don’t you try tasting wines or breweries in Baguio city? Here in Baguio craft brewery, you will be entertained by friendly staff and you will listen to how their brewery could serve you. This place is not only for your craft beer but it is also a place wherein you can meet new friends, join, and drink with them. They have different flavours and they are for everybody so enjoy and have some drink!

Name:
The Tasting Room at Baguio Craft Brewery
Address:
RKC Building, Marcos Highway, Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

I remember a quote from Gustave Flaubert, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” I agree with Gustave in this. Who wouldn’t right? I mean you only occupy the tiniest of all places in the world. Everybody is capable knowing, learning, and experiencing what the world really looks like. How other people live their lives and what great adventures you are going to seek. Travel and you’ll know that it is worth it.

Author

Sienasmec
Shenna is a registered nurse in the Philippines. She's on her early 20's and have been travelling. She writes articles about travel to share her opinions, experiences, and likes and dislikes about the places that she has been to. She has been working as a freelancer writing articles from USA employers and in other countries. She has been to different places in the Philippines. Her Goal is to travel outside especially in Europe and in USA.