Top 13 places to visit in Baguio City, Philippines


Known for its cold weather, Baguio City is the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Here are 13 places tourists often visit in this high-altitude city:


1. Tam-awan Village

Set amid a collection of Ifugao and Kalinga huts, this is a perfect space for artists. It is a reconstructed Cordillera village located at 366-C Tacay Road, Pinsao Proper.


2. Ili-Likha Artist Village

Ili-Likha Artist Village (Facebook/Dexter Macaraeg)

Located on Assumption Road, Brgy. Kabayanihan, this is another perfect space for artists as well as healthy eating advocates. It opened in 2014 and is owned by the Philippines’ Father of Alternative Cinema Eric de Guia, who is professionally known as Kidlat Tahimik.


3. Baguio Botanical Garden 

Baguio Botanical Garden (Facebook/Anna Marie Frigillana-Dulatre)

Located at 37 Leonard Wood Road, Brgy. Manuel Roxas, this serene green park is approximately 1 kilometer from Ili-Likha Village. It is filled with pine trees and it features Japanese tunnels and tribal symbols including native Igorot huts.


4. Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary

Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary (Facebook/Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary)

Located at 25 North Santo Tomas Road, Campo Sioco, this serene garden formally opened in 1999 and is ideal for picnics and quiet gatherings. It also has a store that sells eco-products.


5. Burnham Park

Named after American architect and urban planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, this urban park measures 32.84 hectares. Aside from a lake at its center, this park also has a children’s playground a skating rink, a rose garden, a grandstand and a sporting venue.


6. Mines View Park

Mines View Park (Facebook/Baguio City)

This is an overlook park with an observation deck below a winding stone-covered stairway. The Mines View Observation Deck gives tourists  a view of the mining town of Itogon, Benguet.


7. Wright Park

For tourists who enjoy riding a pony, this is the place to go. It is located near Gibraltar Road and Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road.


8. The Mansion

This is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. It is located along C.P. Romulo Drive right across Wright Park.


9. Diplomat Hotel

Diplomat Hotel (Facebook/George Laguing)

From its vantage point, this abandoned structure gives tourists a panoramic view of the city. It is located atop Dominican Hill.


10. Camp John Hay

Camp John Hay (Facebook/When in Manila)

A former rest and recreation facility for American soldiers, this resort is located on Loakan Road. It features a world-class golf course designed by retired professional golfer Jack William Nicklaus.


11. Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy (Facebook/Philippine Military Academy)

Established on December 31, 1936, this is the training school for suture officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It is located on Loakan Road, Fort del Pilar.


12. Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head (Facebook/Retro Pilipino)

Located along Kennon Road, this statue measures 40 feet in height. Conceptualized by the Lions Clubs International members in the city and was unveiled in 1972.


13. Baguio Museum

Backed by the United States, this museum’s enhancement received 6 million pesos funding in 2017. It is located at the Depart of Tourism- Philippine Tourism Authority Complex on Governor Pack Road near Baguio City National High School and the University of the Philippines- Baguio City Campus.

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