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Must visit Baguio Tourist Spots

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Baguio is a mountain resort city located in Benguet of Northern Luzon, Philippines. Considered to be the country’s Summer Capital, Baguio is undoubtedly one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Also nicknamed The City of Pines, it is a popular weekend getaway for local travelers based in the metro.

Here are some tourist spots you might want to visit when you go to Baguio City:

Mines View Park

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Mines View is one of the oldest and most famous attraction in the City of Pines. The park got its name from the Benguet mountain range where gold, silver and copper were once quarried. It was a mining area for local diggers before the Americans discovered Baguio City.

Address: Outlook Dr., Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

Burnham Park

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Burnham Park is one of the most famous places in Baguio. The park offers an Intagrammable centuries-old artificial lake where you can ride a swan boat that you can operate on your own. Aside from boating, you can also jog and bike at Burnham Park. 

Address: Jose Abad Santos Dr., Baguio
Entrance fee: Free

Botanical Garden

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Unlike other attractions, nothing much happens in this Baguio tourist destination. But that’s actually what people go there for aside, of course, from the beautiful ponds, different species of flowers, and towering pine trees that are totally perfect as backdrops for the ‘gram!

Address: 37 Leonard Wood Rd. 2602 Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

The Mansion

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Make your Baguio City staycation extra by visiting the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. You can have a photo of at The Mansion’s famous gate or go to the mini museum inside where art collections and memorabilia of former presidents can be seen.

Address: Lualhati Rd., Baguio

Valley of Colors

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Looking for an ultimate backdrop for the ‘gram? Head to Valley of Colors where you’ll see many colorful houses erected on the hill of Barangay Balili. This tourist attraction in Baguio has become so famous that when you see a photo of it on social media or elsewhere, you already know it’s in Baguio.

Address: KM 3, Hanselma Highway, Brgy. Balili La Trinidad, Benguet

Entrance fee: Free

Tree Top Adventure

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If you’ve got a limited time to spend in Baguio, go to Camp John Hay, a one-stop-shop to enjoy all the best things in Baguio in one place. This Baguio City tourist spot features lots of shops for dining and shopping, and of course, for fun adventures like the Tree Top Adventure. It has jungle trails, suspension bridges, and a motorized canopy tour.

Address: Loakan Road, Camp John Hay

Strawberry farm in La Trinidad

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You know what other activity that will make your Baguio City trip more memorable? It’s picking fresh strawberries at La Trinidad, Benguet rather than just buying it at the market. This Baguio tourist destination never misses every first-time traveler’s itinerary. 

Address: Km.5 Baguio-La Trinidad-Bontoc Road

Entrance fee: P300/kilo of strawberries

BenCab Museum

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When in Baguio, you’ll not just be amazed by the wonders of nature but also by the arts and culture in the city. Among the popular places that art-lovers usually visit is BenCab Museum, owned by the National Artist for Visual Arts, Benedicto Cabrera.

Aside from astounding artworks, this Baguio City tourist spot also houses a cafe, a memorabilia shop, and a garden where you can see typical indigenous Ifugao, Kalinga, and Bontoc architecture and farm produce.

Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan,Tuba, Baguio

Entrance fee: General admission – P120; Students – P100; Seniors/PWD – P80

Good Shepherd Convent

Oh, the ube jam. The heavenly ube jam you can only get at Good Shepherd! Seriously, your trip to Baguio will not be complete without trying the best ube jam from the Good Shepherd! If possible, don’t go there too late as the queues tend to get long. That’s how good the ube jam there is! Don’t skip this Baguio City tourist spot if you don’t want to miss out on of the best things in Baguio.

Address: Gibraltar Rd., Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

Wright Park

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Wright Park is one of the many scenic Baguio spots. It is a peaceful place surrounded by flowers, a pool lined with pine trees, and a long stairway that leads visitors to a riding circle. Many families go there because it’s perfect for kids who want to ride horses.

Address: Gibraltar Rd, Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

Baguio Cathedral

Baguio Cathedral, also known as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, is a popular Baguio City tourist spot. It stands atop Mount Mary Hill, or what the Ibalois call “Kampo” and can be reached by climbing a 104-step staircase.

During World War II, it served as an evacuation center that’s why it’s also considered as one of the historical places in Baguio.

Address: Cathedral Loop adjacent to Session Road, Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

Bell Church

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If you want to visit a unique Baguio City tourist attraction, head over to Bell Church. Its facade is colorful and has intricate details too hard not to notice. It showcases Chinese culture, Buddhism, and History of China.

Address: FA 347 Bell Church Rd, La Trinidad

Entrance fee: Free

Tam-Awan Village

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Another best tourist spot in Baguio to experience the indigenous people’s culture and tradition is the Tam-Awan Village. It is basically a model village with Ifugao huts and Kalinga houses that resembles how a traditional Cordillera village looks like. The best part about this beautiful spot in Baguio is that you can interact with locals, see work of local craftsmen, or have your portrait sketches. 

Address: 366-C Pinsao Proper, Baguio

Entrance fee: P50 (Adult), P30 (Senior Citizens and Students), P20 (12 years old and below)

Baguio Night Market

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Baguio is not just known for its cool weather but also for the thrift shopping experience it offers. One of the famous tourist spots in Baguio to shop good finds is Baguio Night Market.

From 9pm to 2am, a part of Harrison Road transforms into a flea market. Here you can find valuable pieces and sometimes, vintage and luxury items at a very affordable price. Because of this, people flock here so it’s like passing through a needle. 

Address: Harrison Rd, Baguio

Entrance fee: Free

Asin Hot Springs

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If you think Baguio is just all about gardens and parks, well, brace yourself as this city has something that most travelers do not expect. In Tuba, Benguet, you’ll find Asin Hot Springs perfect for relaxation. 

Because of its distance from the city center, Asin Hot Springs remains one of the most underrated and hidden tourist spots in Baguio.

Address: Sitio Asin, Brgy Tuel, Tublay, Benguet

Entrance fee: P20

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