Known as the “City of Pines”, this mountain town of the Philippines is an awesome and super amazing weekend retreat. Nestled in Luzon Island, Baguio City is a destination comprising of wonderful resorts and glamorous universities.
Baguio City boasts of dream like topography, mind blowing cityscape, most comfortable climate, bustling lanes, churches, mansions, palaces and parks. For a perfect vacation one can explore the city- its popular tourist destinations, check out amazing eateries and go for incredible retail therapy.
First and foremost, when visiting Baguio, pick your choice from the innumerable stay options to book the stay. Popular names are The Manor, Baguio Country Club and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baguio, The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay, Bloomfield Hotel, Hotel Veniz and The Golden Pine.
When visiting Baguio, visit Burnham Park. Burnham Park is located at the heart of the city, sprawling over 32.84 hectares of land. This is quite a popular park and known for rose garden, skating rink, kids play area, Igorot garden, picnic grove, athletic bowl, Orchidarium, Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World and Sunshine park. One can also explore Baguio cathedral. This is a glamorous and majestic church named after Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral. Located atop the Mount Mary Hill, this is a rose coloured edifice, comprising of twin spires. The church boasts of its stunning style, architecture and internal vibrant décor and offers a panoramic view of the entire city. Mines View Park boasts of an outstanding sight of gold and copper mines and the Cordillera ranges. Session Road is the primary artery and heart of Baguio and the most crowded and bustling commercial area. The first session of Philippine Commission was held here- hence the nomenclature. Lined with retail outlets and corporate houses, this always crowded avenue is a perfect place for a chilled out stroll and lovely retail therapy. Comprising of well-appointed departmental stores, boutiques, bazaars, old movie houses and quaint cafes and eateries, this road is always a traveller’s pick. One can also shop at tourist market of Mines View Park, Good Shepherd Convent on Gibraltar Road and lots of souvenir shops lined throughout.