10 Things to Do in Baguio That You Shouldn't Miss

September 23, 2017 Jana Sager

Baguio, perched high in the Cordillera Central Mountains, is a great place to escape the heat of the Philippine lowlands. Camp John Hay, originally built as a recreation area for U.S. soldiers, now is a full-fledged resort complete with a world-class golf course. Definitely stop at the city market, where you can buy almost anything (just be prepared to haggle).
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1. Mt. Pulag National Park

Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Mt. Pulag National Park

Reviewed By Eva A - Philippines

MT. Pulag is the third highest peak in the Philippines located in Benguet, Mountain Province. Unlike other trekkers, I decided to go ‘solo’ so it’s just me and my trekking guide Daniel Bugnay a licensed freelance guide who lives a few meters away from the Ranger Station. During the planning stage which was through text messages as I am about 1000KM away down south, he would reply though not always promptly because of bad telco signal.
He’s been a very helpful guide. He even arranged for me a decent and strategically located homestay because the weather was unpredictable and it might be difficult for me, a fifty year old, in a small tent at a makeshift camping site near the base (Pitching tents at the campsite near Camp 2 is prohibited on weekends but is allowed on weekdays). He’s experienced and very professional who had a sense of ‘perfect timing’. He would time each rest in each campsite so that we would make it to the summit by sunrise and see what I came for ~ sunrise at the summit and the sea of clouds! When all these unfolded before me, there’s not much to say except ‘Wow!’ ‘Just Wow’. And ‘Thank you God’.

2. BenCab Museum

Km 6 Asin Road | Tadiangan, Tuba, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines +63 74 442 7165
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 940 reviews

BenCab Museum

Reviewed By Eriko H

I visited this on a Sunday afternoon after a tiring view of the Panagbenga parade.
BenCab Museum is a perfect place to relax after getting tired from watching the parade in the morning.
BenCab Museum is accessible by jeep from Baguio Public Market to KM 6 Asin Road. Entrance fees are of reasonable price too.
I highly recommend BenCab Museum, even if you're not a big fan of art. The exhibits are worth viewing!

3. Philippine Military Academy

Loakan Road | Fort Gregorio del Pilar, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines +63 74 446 8002
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 229 reviews

Philippine Military Academy

Reviewed By Papa-Caps - Lipa City, Philippines

The premiere military academy in Asia where a number of foreign nationals have undergone military training for 4 years. A good 15-20 minutes drive from the city center and a good destination after visiting Camp John Hay. You can reach PMA either through Loakan Road or through Camp 7 going towards EPZA.
At the checkpoint guests will be checked by the Military Police and those wearing slippers shall be reminded to wear their shoes. Around 100 meters from the checkpoint you will see the Cadet's Circle where a giant replica of a shako and other cadet's parade paraphernalia are shown. After that area, each visitor shall be asked to pay Php20 for the environmental upkeep of the place. Driving through the main road you will pass pay the Relics Point where old military hardwares like tanks, anti-aircraft guns, and armored vehicles are on display.
A place not frequently visited by visitors is the St. Ignatius Chapel just before turning left to Quezon Avenue. Parking slots are limited at the north-end of Melchor Hall and private vehicles are not allowed beyond that point. From there you can see Melchor Hall, the main academic building of the cadets. On the opposite side you will see a working sundial at the flagpole complex. Past the sundial is a static display of aircrafts where visitors can also have their pictures taken. There is also a museum where you can see PMA's rich history.
The cadet barracks and the athletic complex are off-limits to visitors. Visitors are also not allowed to go to Borromeo Field, the cadets sacred parade ground. Visitors can buy their souvenirs of the Academy in front of the Post Commissary.
Regular Ranks inspection, were cadets stand in ramrod attention in their full parade uniform are held along Quezon Ave and immediately followed by a Parade and Review, are held every Saturdays except during the Summer term.

4. Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chapel

Brent Rd, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chapel

Reviewed By Dibyne - Davao City, Philippines

Personally, Pink Sisters Convent all over the country is among the place where I can personally have time to do spiritual exercises, meditation, and contemplation. When I go to Baguio, I see to it that I drop by this place to offer structured prayers.

5. Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral

Benguet, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4 based on 220 reviews

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

Non-Catholics would probably find nothing particularly interesting about the Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral (simply called the Baguio Cathedral). Its structure is quite simple ... two spires with stained glass windows ... and modern (1920-1936). During WWII, however, this church served as an evacuation center. It surprisingly withstood the bombing of the city in 1945. Some of the victims of war are interred in its precincts. Aside from the church's historical importance, the area offers visitors a lovely view of Baguio City from the top of a hill. The place is accessible both by car or staircase. Just a walking distance from the Cathedral is SM Baguio mall.

6. Good Shepherd Convent

Gibraltar Road | Benguet, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines +63 915 126 7375
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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4 based on 719 reviews

Good Shepherd Convent

Reviewed By marivicjoanlaron - Baguio, Philippines

if you're looking for a place where to buy export-quality products of Baguio City, drop by this place for a variety of items to choose from...

7. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Mirador Hill, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4 based on 193 reviews

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Reviewed By mcg0511 - Luzon, Philippines

for catholics, trekking the road going to the grotto can be form of penitence (especially during the holy week), where the stations of the cross are positioned along the road going up the grotto.
taking the stairs is also quite a work out. the cool weather though, always eases the ache.
the grotto now has a chapel on the left which is a new addition to the place, where one can pray and meditate.
this is also a must-visit place each time our family visits baguio.

8. Burnham Park

Legarda-Burnham-Kisad | Corner Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio, Luzon 2600, Philippines
Excellent
24%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 885 reviews

Burnham Park

The 'mother of all parks' in Baguio city, the summer capital of the Philippines, is a 32.84-hectare park designed by, and named after, American architect and urban planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, who also designed the original plan for Baguio City as well as Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard) in Manila. The park has 12 main areas, the most popular of which are the Burnham Lagoon, a man-made lake with rowboats for hire; a children's playground; a skating rink; the Rose Garden and the Picnic Grove.

Reviewed By MaricarPuyo - Batangas City, Philippines

It was jampacked with people waiting for the fireworks display.... and stalls around too. Their biking area was so busy and it was a nice place to relax and observe the bikers from the small ones to the seniors enjoying the place. We were amazed how parents differently show their love and patience to their kids and how children also show their love to their parents. A dad would be shoving her daughter all around the track since she doesnt know how to bike and seniors would be in a bike for 4 with small children. Dont forget the laughter and screams in the lake side. And family picnics all around.
Their Grand fireworks is really waited by everyone- young and old (really young children). Since there was 5 stations for the fireworks it really lit up the sky!
Still a nice place in the morning after the clearing of the stalls.

9. Baguio City Market

Baguio, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Baguio City Market

Reviewed By sabi0james - Manila, Philippines

The Baguio Market is always bustling with activity even late at night or early morning. Aside from the usual fruits, vegetables, meat sections, one can also enjoy the pasalubong stalls where there sell delicacies and sweets, souvenir shirts and woodcraft. There is always something to merit your interest in the market, located at the very heart of Baguio.

10. Bell House - Camp John Hay

Historical Precinct, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Luzon 2600, Philippines +63 74 423 5402
Excellent
28%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4 based on 108 reviews

Bell House - Camp John Hay

Reviewed By Yasmeen T

The Bell house is an old American style home inside the Camp John Hay Historical Core.
Inside you can look at both bedrooms, the spacious living room and dining rooms.
Exploring the whole house would take less than 10 minutes and sitting on the furniture is not allowed.
The best part about this house is the deck which is overlooking greenery.
Near the Bell House is a gazebo surrounded by steps covered in well looked-after flowers. A great place for some lovely pictures.
It's easy to get lost once you're inside the historical core so it's best to walk in groups instead of wandering off alone because it would be difficult to find each other again.
Wear your most comfortable shoes because it's a huge area and there are plenty of steps and steep hills. Non-slip shoes would be best since it rains on and off and it would be a disaster if you fall in this place at any point.

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