Baguio is one of the most famous tourists spots in the Philippines. It may be called as 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 leaves 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 everyday you’ll get to experience Strawberry Taho
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.
3. Wear Igorot Costume at Mines View Park
Wearing traditional clothes has always been in my bucket list wherever I go. Compared to other Asian countries I’ve visited, renting and Igorot Costume is the cheapest. People can rent the clothes for as low as 75 pesos!
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.
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.
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.
9. Buy Pasalubong at Good Shepherd
In Good Shepherd, for every product you buy, you help them send the Cordillera scholars to school.