10 Fun Things to do in Baguio on a weekend trip

Baguio is one of the most famous tourist spots in the Philippines. It may be called the City of Pines but it is commonly known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Baguio is located in the Cordillera Administrative Region, particularly in the Province of Benguet.

Last November 2019, I tried to spend a weekend in Baguio. I already consumed all my vacation leave for the year 2019 so I have no choice but to utilize my weekends in short trips. In this post, I’m going to list the 10 fun things to do in Baguio on a weekend trip.

1. Devour Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Taho

Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Taho can be bought on the streets for 30 pesos only. I’d say it’s a good buy because I’m really satisfied with the taste. It’s not every day you’ll get to experience Strawberry Taho

Things to do in Baguio

2. Experience Horseback Riding

In Wright Park, people can rent a horse for 300 pesos per hour. To be honest, I’m not a fan of attractions that includes animals. I prefer taking photos instead of riding them.

Things to do in Baguio

3. Wear Igorot Costume at Mines View Park

Wearing traditional clothes has always been on my bucket list wherever I go. Compared to other Asian countries I’ve visited, renting an Igorot Costume is the cheapest. People can rent the clothes for as low as 75 pesos!

Things to do in Baguio

4. Check out The Mansion

The Mansion is the official summer palace of the President of the Philippines. Admission is free but you can’t really go inside the building. Just enjoy the gate instead. Haha!

5. Visit the Parks

There are several parks in Baguio: Burnham Park, Botanical Garden, Wright Park, Mines View Park, and many more. It’s great to walk around the parks in the morning to experience the cold weather of Baguio. For those compiling a list of places to visit in Baguio, the parks offer a serene escape into nature’s embrace, with each one presenting a unique aspect of the city’s charm.

Things to do in Baguio
Mines View Park

6. Experience Snow at Christmas Village

For just 120 pesos, people can enjoy roaming around the Christmas Village. It has a live band, some booths, and of course, the giant bubble maker machine.

7. Shop at the Night Market

If you’re a fan of thrift shops, you’ll find a lot of affordable stuff here. You may also try some of the street foods in Baguio.

Things to do In Baguio

8. Eat at local restaurants

If you’re on a budget, I’d recommend to try the local restaurants compared to the fast food chains you always see in the city.

Things to do In Baguio

9. Buy Pasalubong at Good Shepherd

In Good Shepherd, for every product you buy, you help them send the Cordillera scholars to school.

10. Try Glamping at Valleypoint Campsite

Things to do In Baguio
Travel with Karla
Travel with Karla


  1. I super miss this place. It’s been almost 15 years since the last time I visited Baguio. It used to be our family getaway during vacation For sure there’s a lot of changes since nag visit ako. I love good shepherd. the best ube spread! ever!

    1. Dami kong na miss na activities nung pumunta kami sa Baguio. More on inspection kasi for college trips yung purpose ng punta namin. I need to revisit this place and enjoy more.

  2. I wish I can go back to Baguio.
    Thanks for sharing this and will definitely follow your tips whenever I get the chance to visit Baguio.

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