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Burnham Park in Baguio City: Your Complete Travel Guide, Things to See

If there is one tourist spot in Baguio City which etched me with fun-filled childhood memories, that would be Burnham Park .

Whenever I and my family would set off for a vacation to this highland metropolis, my mind wanders in anticipation of what this popular destination has to offer.

Burnham Park is arguably one of Baguio City’s iconic and most frequented attractions. Located within the city center, the park offers various recreational come-on.

Whether you are traveling solo or with family, you should not miss visiting Burnham Park.

  • Burnham Park Entrance Fee: None
  • Burnham Park Address: Jose Abad Santos Dr, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

How to Get to Burnham Park

Getting to Burnham Park from Manila is pretty much easy.

From Manila, take buses bound to Baguio. There are several bus companies plying the road to the city. However, I would recommend Victory Liner since it has hourly departures. It has stations at Cubao, Quezon City, and Pasay City. You can also do online booking.

Regular fare from Manila to Baguio is 485 pesos. If you take first-class buses, fare is 800 pesos.

Travel time takes five to six hours. For more helpful information on how to reach Baguio from Manila, read this comprehensive guide .

Upon reaching Baguio City, you can stroll your way to Burnham Park since the Victory Liner station is just some 20 to 30 minutes of a hike away. Just make sure you’re not carrying a lot of baggage though for you to enjoy the walk. Ask passersby around to give you directions.

If not, you can just ride a taxi or book a Grab towards the park. It is just a few minutes of ride and fare should be less than a hundred pesos.

What to See at Burnham Park

Burnham Park is a one-stop destination for a variety of recreational sights and activities. Though it is currently privatized, there is no entrance fee.

To give you a historical background, the park is named after an American architect named Daniel Hudson Burnham. Baguio was then chosen by the Americans as a retreat area due to its cool and fresh climate. No wonder why much of the city’s features showcase American designs.

Without further ado, let me now walk you to the sights in Burnham Park.

1. Burnham Lake

The man-made lake in Burnham Park.

Located at the heart of Burnham Park, this century-old and man-made lake speaks for the park itself. It is one of Baguio City’s picturesque destinations.

Boating is a favorite activity here and there are a variety of boats to choose from. Renting a boat for 30 minutes is 150 pesos. Just make sure you know how to paddle.

If not, you may ask for a boat staff to paddle for you. Interestingly, fish species such as tilapia, carp, and koi thrive here.

2. Igorot Park

A favorite hangout among the locals, this is a smaller park within Burnham Park. Chess is a common activity here since the early 1980s. It is also a suited rendezvous’ spot.

What makes this park interesting is a huge statue of some of the major Cordilleran ethnic groups such as the Ibalois, Kan-kanaey, Bontocs, Ifugaos, and the I-Kalingas.

3. Ibaloy Park (Avong Ibaloi Heritage Garden)

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Designated as a heritage site by the local authorities in 2010, this section of Burnham Park aims to preserve the rich culture of the Ibaloi tribe, the dominant and original inhabitants of Baguio City.

Here, you can also find various flora species such as orchids, pines, vines, bamboos, etc. It is just alongside the Burnham Orchidarium. During special occasions, indigenous activities are done here.

4. Rose Garden

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This is a newly-constructed portion of Burnham Park located near its northern entrance. Here, you can find rows of white and pink roses planted on elevated platforms.

There is also a small amphitheater at the center and dancing fountains emerge during the late afternoon.

The bust of Daniel Burnham also stands here. Just some meters away from this site is a small version of Rizal Park and further upwards is the Baguio City Hall.

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5. Japanese Peace Tower

This was established by the Lion’s Club and the Japanese government. Historically, the Japanese invaded Baguio during World War II.

From what I understood, this tower represents friendship and reconciliation between the city and Japan. This is also near Sunshine Park and is a common hangout especially among students. Towering pine trees surround the area.

6. Children’s Playground

Bike lane in Burnham Park.

For the young and the feeling young, this is an ideal retreat. Different activities such as swings, hammocks, slides, glides, and rides can be done here. Biking is another popular recreation.

Bikes can be rented at 50-75 pesos for 30 minutes. If you wanna try this, I would suggest that you do it early morning. During the afternoon, the biking lane becomes overcrowded. And that doesn’t sound fun, right?

7. Burnham Orchidarium

Orchidarium in Burnham Park.

If you are looking for exotic souvenirs, this is the place for you. Various species of orchids and other flowering ornamental are sold here at a relatively cheaper price.

If your budget falls short, you can just wander around and appreciate the beauty of this flora for free! Simply being here gives you a fresh and rejuvenating outlook of the city.

8. Sunshine Park

This is a favorite hangout among students. Its located between the University of the Cordillera, UP Baguio, and the Baguio City National High School.

It is also near the Baguio Museum where you can get a glimpse of the diverse culture of the Igorot folks. Sunshine Park is surrounded by trees, making it a suitable place for relaxation, especially during the early morning.

9. Melvin Jones Grandstand

A historical destination, this is where Pope John Paul II celebrated a mass during his visit to Baguio City in 1981.

The grandstand stands adjacent to an open field which serves as a venue for football games, concerts, parades, and other activities. The famous Baguio night market is also adjacent to the grandstand.

10. Athletic Bowl

Athletic bowl showcases grand activities in Baguio City including the famous Panagbenga Festival.

As the name denotes, this also serves as a venue for athletic events such as track and field, archery, etc. There is also a nursery where the park officials nurture seedlings.

11. Skating Rink

Yes, you’ve read it right! You can do skating at Burnham Park! This used to be a free space for such activity.

However, skates are now being rented. Other activities here are bump cars, arcade games, and rides. Getting hungry? Don’t worry. There are food stalls all around.

12. Picnic Groves

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Burnham Park is a suited place for a family picnic or recreation. Several picnic groves can be found. You can actually set up your tent here and have a family meal. Common sports such as volleyball and badminton can be also be done here.

13. Pine Trees of the World

You must not have heard about this before. But if you are looking for a perfect place to commune with nature, you should find your way here. It will definitely give you a picture of what Baguio must have been before buildings dominated the landscape.

This place is meant to showcase different pine species of the world. However, only a few species survive and most of these are Benguet pines. Still, pine-scented atmosphere and the constant chirping of birds make this destination soul-relieving.

Just ask local authorities or the tourist information center for information since this is located in a secluded area.

Where to Eat at Burnham Park?

There are numerous eateries and restaurants within and near Burnham Park. Most of these offer budget-friendly meals with various specialty options.

All around the park, there are stalls and stands selling street foods and famous Filipino treats such as the mouthwatering “binagoongang manga.”

Besides, there are also high-end restaurants all around the corner if you are in for a fancier option. Yes, you won’t get hungry while you’re here in Burnham Park.

Anyways, here are some of the resto which I personally recommend for good reasons.

  • Good Taste . You can’t have a complete Baguio experience without dining on this superb resto. They serve sumptuous and mouthwatering meals at relatively lower prices. For just 99 pesos, you can have a meal that is good for two.
  • Cafe by the Ruins

Where to Stay near Burnham Park?

Hotels, inns, and other lodging amenities can be found near and/or around Burnham Park. Most of these, however, entail hefty costs.

Tips and Reminders:

  • Never litter. There are designated trash bins around Burnham Park.
  • Don’t pick up flowers or trample on them. These are for your eyes only.
  • If you have kids, always have your eyes on them. There have been incidents of kids getting lost here.
  • If I were you, I would buy from local vendors to help in their livelihood.
  • Don’t forget to have fun!

For more Information

If you need further information that may help in setting up your itinerary to  Burnham Park in Baguio City, simply ask them in the comment section below.

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Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral

0.51km from burnham park.

The majestic church located on top of a hill in the heart of the city, it is one of the more familiar icons and most visited landmarks of the city. Its beautiful rose-colored structure is distinguished from other churches in the Philippines by its twin spires. One of the country's' most beautiful architectural structures and easily Baguio City's most magnificent building, richly-decorated inside, it stands majestically atop Mount Mary Hill, with a wonderful bird's-eye view of Session Road and th

Session Road

Session Road

0.57km from burnham park.

Session Road marks Baguio's center of commercial activity. It is home to many savvy restaurants, bars, surplus boutiques (ukay-ukay), hotels, bakeries, movie houses, and drugstores. Covering from Luneta Hill to Baguio City Market, Session Road was named after the First Session of the Second Philippine Commission as its path led to its venue, the Baden Powell Hall.

Laperal House

Laperal House

1.15km from burnham park.

Once owned by one of the richest clans in Baguio, Laperal Mansion is a commanding sight along Leonard road beside the infamous Teacher's Camp. The three-story mansion is decorated with old yet intricately-varnished interiors. Used as a garrison by the Japanese, the Laperals' loving home was quickly turned into a gruesome site, which explains numerous stories about ghost sightings. Despite its brooding aura, the Mansion has a garage that serves as a showroom for bamboo art.

BAGUIO TEACHERS' CAMP MUSEUM

BAGUIO TEACHERS' CAMP MUSEUM

1.7km from burnham park.

Teachers’ Camp was founded in 1908 as a vacation home for teachers visiting from outside of the city. This ingenious plan, as laid out by Governor William Pack, was formally opened on April 6, 1908. In 1936, the Teachers’ Camp also became the residence of Philippine Military Academy cadets until their number strengthened and a transfer to their current site in Fort Del Pilar became necessary a year after. Baguio Teachers’ Camp has also witnessed situations, a blend of joy and misfortune.

Bell Church

Bell Church

2.31km from burnham park.

The Bell Church is a magnificent Taoist Church that sits between Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet. Part of the reason why the Bell Church might be missed is because it has typically not been offered as a part of the local tours offered by travel agencies because it sits just a bit outside of the normal routes of things to see when you are visiting Baguio City. It is a site you don’t want to miss, but you have to go a little out of your way to see it.

The Colors of Stobosa

The Colors of Stobosa

2.6km from burnham park.

The Colors of StoBoSa, officially designated as the StoBoSa Hillside Homes Artwork, is a community artwork designed by the Tam-awan Village group, and is a locally recognized tourist attraction in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet. The paintwork of multiple houses composes the single artwork.

The Mansion

The Mansion

2.94km from burnham park.

The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. It is located in the eastern part of the city along C.P. Romulo Drive (formerly a part of Leonard Wood Road) and right across from Wright Park. Older than the city itself, the Mansion is easily one of the most visited and photographed landmarks of Baguio.

Camp John Hay Yellow Trail

Camp John Hay Yellow Trail

3.06km from burnham park.

Camp John Hay has been a huge part of the history of Baguio City, serving as a military post and a place of refuge for troops in the 1900’s. And now, it continues to serve as a haven not for troops but for locals and tourists who want to spend some time off from the daily demands of life. If you want to spend some time closer to nature and do some exercise, you can hike along the Yellow Trail or the Eco Trail. There is also so many other intresting things in and around this place.

Mines view park

Mines view park

4.01km from burnham park.

A ridge located at the extreme northeast side of the city, past The Mansion and Wright Park, Mines View Park boasts of a spectacular view of Benguet's gold and copper mines and the Cordillera mountains. The main attractions in Mines View Park nowadays would be the commercial activities such as the souvenir and silverworks stores by the park. The one especially worth visiting is Rimando's, that offers the best carved artifacts, on the Gibraltar side.

Kennon Road Viewpoint

Kennon Road Viewpoint

4.26km from burnham park.

this modest spot will give you one of the best panoramic sights in Baguio City. The view deck has two sections for you to explore, you can head on the first floor that has a store and a garden full of lush greens. Then you can go to the second floor which gives you an elevated view. The garden gives you a wider view of the open area, while the second floor offers elevation. It is one of the best places to explore the natural beauty of the city.

Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head

5.04km from burnham park.

Located a few kilometers from the Kennon Road view deck, the 40-foot high lion head was carved from a limestone boulder by a Cordillera artist. Located in Camp 6, it was conceptualized by the Lions Club members of Baguio City, during the term of Luis Lardizabal, Mayor of Baguio City between 1969 to 1970, to become the club's monument in the area.

Mount Cabuyao

Mount Cabuyao

7.13km from burnham park.

A beautiful mountain in the Philippines which was one of the favourite spots of hikers. Due to its high elevation, several communications companies constructed relay stations and radars at the summit. The summit is also a good vantage point. During fair weather, one can see the whole City of Baguio to the east and could partially see the province of Pangasinan to the west.

Mount Santo Tomas

Mount Santo Tomas

9.2km from burnham park.

One of the beautiful and scary mountain in the locality and it is one of the famous tourist destinations in this area. Mount Santo Tomas is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Philippines located in the municipality of Tuba in the province of Benguet. Due to its high elevation, several communications and broadcasting companies constructed relay stations at the summit.

Binga Dam

14.64km from Burnham Park

Binga Dam or Binga Powerplant is a hydroelectric plant situated at Barrio Binga, Itogon, Benguet, Philippines. The plant was constructed in 1956 and was opened in 1960, three years after Ambuklao Dam was opened. It is located 31 km southeast of Baguio City and 19 km downstream of Ambuklao Dam. it was one of the attractions in this area and a lot of people visit this place every day.

Tapuacan River

Tapuacan River

15.68km from burnham park.

Tapuacan River, also known as Pugo - Cleanest Inland River of the North, is located in Barangay Cares, municipality of Pugo, La Union. In Ilocano terminology, “tapuakan” means "a place where one can jump as high". In the exquisite river, cool and pristine water flows from the town's streams amid huge rock beds or awesome large and quite flat rock formations surrounded by forests and a waterfall.

Ambuklao Dam

Ambuklao Dam

16.97km from burnham park.

Constructed in the 1950s, Ambuklao Dam was primarily built to provide energy to the Luzon grid. It was then the largest and highest dam in East Asia, which also serves as a flood control structure. The dam also holds the water used for the irrigation fields in Pangasinan. This engineering feat has done a lot of improvements for being a power plant but now, it is becoming so much more than that. Ambuklao is a great place to go as a side trip as it can make you feel relaxed on your vacation.

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity

26.09km from burnham park.

Our Lady of Charity is also known locally as Apo Caridad. It is also remarked as the Protectress of Ilocandia's crops and harvests from pestilence and natural calamities, and widely known for "precipitating rain in times of drought". Our Lady of Charity made the town of Agoo a major religious center of the north.

Ma-Cho Temple (Taoist Temple)

Ma-Cho Temple (Taoist Temple)

37.59km from burnham park.

Hiding in one of the busy city in La Union is an old Chinese temple build atop of the hill of San Fernando overlooking the vast South China Sea. This Taoist temple was built in the 1970s dedicated to the Chinese deity Matzu, a powerful protector of the sea and a patron of fishermen. That is why the temple is facing the sea. Inside the temple, you will find the breathtaking 13 tiers spider-type dome, towers, pagoda, gardens, fountains, wood carvings of deities, and many traditional Taoist interio

Mount Pulag

Mount Pulag

38.56km from burnham park.

Mount Pulag is the third highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain's peak. The National Park is inhabited by different tribes such as the Ibalois, Kalanguya, Kankana-eys, Karao, Ifugaos and the Ilocanos. The indigenous people of Benguet consider the mountain to be a sacred place.

Imugan Falls

Imugan Falls

42.75km from burnham park.

Imugan Falls is a 35-foot single layer cascade located in Imugan River. It takes 20 minutes to hike from Imugan Proper following a cleared path to the waterfalls.

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Burnham Park is considered to be one of the most famous parks in the country. It is located in Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City 2600 Benguet Philippines. It covers a total land area of 32.84 hectares. The park is named after Daniel Hudson Burnham, an American architect and urban planner. He was also the one who laid the plans and design for Baguio City. Most of the park’s features were originally from Daniel Burnham’s design but a few changes and alterations were made to enhance the park’s be

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Comprehensive travel blog of Baguio tourists spots, includes how to get there and nearby tourist destinations.

The Baguio City that we see today was designed by the Americans, this is why you’ll find some tourist spots here with American names like Camp John Hay and Burnham Park.  After the Spaniards surrendered the Philippines to the United States, they established a hill station in Baguio City because they were beckoned by the  pleasant weather and pine-fringed hills here. But long before the said foreigners arrived here, Baguio City was already inhabited by the Kankana-ey and Ibaloi indigenous peoples of the Cordillera Region, an area known as Kafagway back then.

Fast forward today, Baguio is a melting pot of cultures and where the modern and the traditional thrive and blend beautifully.  Baguio has long been my favorite vacation spot, yes, it’s now pretty crowded especially during holidays and weekends, but it holds a special place in my heart because this is where I traveled during my first solo trip over a decade ago. There’s this good, unexplainable feeling whenever I visit this bustling city.

If you plan on visiting Baguio, for a few days or as a weekend getaway, here’s a list of some of the top tourist spots in Baguio.  If I miss something, feel free to suggest and comment below.

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*Expenses listed above is for entrance fees only. I will write a more detailed Baguio Itinerary blog soon with sample budget/expenses.

BEST BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

1. MIRADOR HERITAGE AND ECO-SPIRITUALITY PARK

  • Entrance Fee: ₱100 ($1.79), Kids 12 years old – FREE, Senior/PWD discounted
  • Parking fee : ₱25 ($0.45)
  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mirador Heritage Park)
  • Location: 15 Street, Theresa Extension, Baguio
  • How to get to Mirador Heritage Park: Take the jeepney en route to Dominican Hill. Tell the driver you are going to Mirador Heritage Park. Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23). Alternatively, you may also take a taxi to Mirador Heritage Park, fare is about ₱70 ($1.26) – ₱100 ($1.79).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Lourdes Grotto, Diplomat Hotel

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This is probably the most popular Baguio tourist spot now because it is reminiscent of Japan – from the Bamboo Forest that’ll remind you of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto to the red torrii gate with a hanging bell that is actually a repurposed bomb dropped during the World War II called Mirador Peace Memorial.

Mirador Heritage Park also has limestone rock gardens with glorious pine trees. Here you’ll find the Lourdes Grotto, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Ifugao Houses, Mirador Peace Memorial, Blue Moon Gate, Cordillera Heritage Garden, and more. The view here of the colorful Baguio houses and buildings is majestic especially during foggy days. This new Baguio tourist attraction is situated in Mirador Jesuit Villa and Retreat House, it’s actually where the classic Baguio attraction – Lourdes Grotto is located.

2. HERITAGE HILL AND NATURE PARK GARDEN (DIPLOMAT HOTEL)

  • Entrance Fee : Adult -₱10 ($0.18), Child – ₱5 ($0.090)
  • Parking Fee:
  • Location: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road Baguio
  • How to get to Diplomat Hotel:
  • Make your way to the jeepney terminal of jeepneys bound for Dominican Hill.  Ask the driver if it will pass by Diplomat Hotel, ride the jeepney, and tell the driver to drop you off at the path going to Diplomat Hotel. Fare starts at ₱13 ($0.23).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Attraction: Mirador Heritage Park, Lourdes Grotto

Another famous Baguio tourist spot is Diplomat Hotel or Dominican Hill Retreat House, known by many as a haunted building because of its tragic past.  It’s officially declared as a historic site in 2013.  The Diplomat Hotel was originally designed as a vacation house for the American Friars of Dominican Order, hence the name of the hill.

During the World War II, the building was taken over by the Japanese soldiers, who made it as their barracks. It is said that they raped, tortured, and killed refugees, nuns, and priests.  Eventually, the Americans bombed a portion of the Diplomat Hotel and the Japanese soldiers committed suicide.

In 1973, the Diplomat Hill was acquired and turned into a hotel, managed by Baguio-based businessman Tony Agpaoa.  Unfortunately, he died due to a heart attack.

  3. IGOROT STONE KINGDOM

  • Entrance Fee: (Adult) ₱100 -$1.79, (Senior/PWD with ID) ₱80 – $1.43, (Kids 4-12 y) ₱80 – $1.43
  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • How to get to Igorot Stone Kingdom: Make your way to Otek Street. Take the jeepney with “Long-Long” or “Tam-awan” signage. Tell the driver to drop you off at Igorot Stone Kingdom. Fare is roughly ₱22 ($0.39). Alternatively, you can take a taxi or grab to Igorot Stone Kingdom, fare is roughly ₱100 ($1.78) from downtown Baguio.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Tam-awan Village, Arko ni Apo Gallery

BAGUIO TOURIST ATTRACTION : IGOROT STONE KINGDOM

One of the new Baguio tourist spots that is slowly gaining attraction is the Igorot Stone Kingdom.  This latest park in Baguio, situated along Long-Long Street in Pinsao Proper Village, flaunts the new and old Igorot Culture and tradition as well as the values of the Cordillera People. The towering stone wall is reminiscent of an old-world castle and its key attraction is the tower that portrays the story of Gatan and Bangan of the Igorot Legend.

Among the main attractions at the stone kingdom is a tower that depicts the fantasy story of Gatan and Bangan, an Igorot man and woman who survived the great holocaust, a fertility stone tower, and a Kabunyan (Igorot God) tower.

BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS : IGOROT STONE KINGDOM LOCAL DANCERS

  • Only pets with diapers are allowed to enter the park.
  • Smoking/vaping inside the park is strictly prohibited.

NEW BAGUIO TOURIST SPOT: IGOROT STONE KINGDOM

4. TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

  • Entrance Fee: (Adult) ₱60 -$1.08, (Senior/Student) ₱40 – $0.72, (Kids under 10 y.o) ₱30 – $0.54, (Kids under 3 y.o) FREE
  • Picnic Fee: ₱200 – $3.59 for group of 10 persons (entrance fee excluded)
  • Bonfire (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM) : ₱120 – $2.15 (entrance fee excluded)
  • Use of Hut without beddings: ₱500 – $8.97 hut per day (entrance fee excluded)
  • Function Fee: ₱8,000 -$143.47 per day (maximum of 40 persons)
  • Open Hours: Daily 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • How to get to Tam-awan Village: Make your way to Kayang Street. Take the jeepney with “Long-Long” or “Tam-awan” signage. Tell the driver to drop you off at Tam-awan Village. Fare is roughly ₱22 ($0.39).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Igorot Stone Kingdom

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Situated in Pinsao Proper, Tamawan Village is the place to go in Baguio if you don’t have the luxury of time or resources to trek to the remote villages of the Cordillera.  This place was founded by Chanum Foundation Inc. sometime in 1998 as sort of a living museum where visitors can witness and experience a place reminiscent of a traditional Cordillera village.  Here, you’ll find around 7 Ifugao huts (namely, Bangaan Hut, Dukligan Hut, Anaba Hut, Nagor Hut, Batad Hut, and Kinakin Hut)  and 2 Kalinga houses from Bugnay and Luccong, made of indigenous materials such as cogon and pinewood. Tourists can also stay in one of these houses for ₱500 ($10) per person.

If you are an art lover, you’ll be amazed at the interesting local art pieces on display and for sale here.  Tamawan Village has become a haven for workshops and exhibits to foster deeper understanding of the Cordillera heritage.

5. BENCAB MUSEUM – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

  • Entrance Fee (Museum): (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, Child no taller than 42” is FREE
  • Eco-Trail Tour: (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, ₱150 – $2.69 Guide fee per group
  • Open Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM), closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year
  • How to get to BenCab Museum: Make your way to the jeepney terminal in Kayang Street  near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Fare is ₱25 ($0.45). Tell the driver to drop you off at Bencab Museum.
  • Photography for personal use is permitted.
  • Video recording, flash photography, drones, tripods and selfie-sticks are not allowed anywhere in the property.
  • Selfie sticks are allowed only in the Farm and Gardens

PLACES TO SEE IN BAGUIO: BENCAB MUSEUM

Bencab Museum is owned by National Artist for Visual Arts – Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, a painter and print maker, who is dubbed as a master of contemporary Philippine arts. Bencab Museum, another must-see tourist attraction in Baguio, is situated in Asin Road with a scenic view of the pine forest, garden, farm, and the surrounding mountains. This contemporary museum houses a collection of his works, and other Filipino contemporary artists. Here, you’ll also find varied indigenous crafts, sculptures, and arts of the Cordilleras. My friend said it’s not as big or jaw-dropping as the Pinto Art Museum, so if you’ve already been there, don’t expect much.

BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS: BENCAB MUSEUM

Despite being born in Manila, Benedicto Cabrera has long been fascinated by Baguio and the Cordilleras, where he chose to live and nurture his artistic career. As per the official website of Bencab Museum, this place is committed to the promotion of the arts, and the preservation, conservation, and protection of the environment and the heritage of the Cordillera Region.

Below the museum, you will also find an artsy café, Café Isabel where you can enjoy some drinks and meals.  Take note that outside drinks and food aren’t allowed in the museum premises

6. IFUGAO WOOD CARVER’S VILLAGE

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Location: Asin Road, Baguio, Benguet
  • How to get to Ifugao Carver’s Village: Make your way to the jeepney terminal in Kayang Street  near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Fare is ₱25 ($0.45).

While you’re in Asin Road, do drop by at the Ifugao Wood Carver’s Village. A 3 km stretch of road along KM 5 oozing with woodcarver shops. Based on anecdotes, the first woodcarvers who settled and made this place known as Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village were the late village chief Reynaldo Lopez-Nauyac and his son Wigan Warren. Both of them are originally from Hapao, Hungduan in Ifugao. So, back in the 70’s and 80’s, woodcarvers from Hapao eventually started transferring to Baguio when they heard that they can earn a living doing woodcarving.  Back then, many tourists from the US Naval base and Japan ordered 6-foot wood carvings of different designs – Buddha, American Indian, warriors, deer hunters, etc. Today, woodcarvers have shifted to furniture making due to the rising condominiums in Baguio.

If you’re looking for bulol (Ifugao rice god), pasiking bag, and other Baguio souvenirs made from wood, bamboo, and rattan, this is the place to be.

7. BURNHAM PARK – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

  • Boat: ₱100 ($2) per 30 minutes (good for 5 persons) + ₱50 ($1) if with rower
  • Go Kart: ₱50 ($1) per 30 minutes
  • Chopper: ₱75 ($1.50) per 35 minute
  • Open Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City
  • How to get to Burnham Park: Ride a jeepney with Baguio City – Camp 6 signage. Fare is about ₱10 ($0.20).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Session Road, Oh My Gulay, Baguio Cathedral, Ukay-Ukay,

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My friend once told me, if you get lost in Baguio, just go back to Burnham Park and you’ll find your way again. Indeed, she’s right. Baguio has always been special to me, as it is my first solo travel destination over a decade ago.  Whenever I feel like getting lost, I travel to Baguio and stroll along Session Road and go people watching in Burnham Park. It may be crowded and chaotic most of the times, especially during weekends and public holidays, but I don’t know why I still feel at peace when I see its timeless beauty.

Burnham Park is situated at the heart of downtown Baguio, fringed by hotels, restaurants, and shops.  It’s an ideal place for a leisurely walk due to its paved walkway. This sprawling park was the brainchild of the eponymous Daniel Burnham, who designed the park when Baguio was first developed as a retreat for the US military due to its cold weather.   You can actually find his statue at the park’s main entrance, enveloped by a rose garden.

The park features a man-made lagoon surrounded by tropical flowers, where visitors enjoy riding and rowing the swan boats.  Also, inside the confines of Burnham Park is Melvin Jones Grand Stadium, fronting the soccer field.  This place is often used as venue for concerts, parades,  political rally, and Panagbenga Festival, Baguio’s biggest festivity.

8. ILILIKHA ARTISTS VILLAGE

  • Open Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Address: #32 Assumption Road, Brgy. Kabayanihan, Baguio City
  • How to get to Ililikha Artists Village: Make your way to Session Road. It’s about a 5 minute walk from there. Make a turn to Assumption Road.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, Burnham Park

BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS: ILILILKA ARTIST'S VILLAGE

Another creation of  Kidlat Tahimik (Eric de Guia), a National Artist for Cinema is Ililikha Artist Village. Situated in Assuption Road. It’s also a restaurant, just like Oh My Gulay café. It’s a good place for photo op, but it’s reserved for customers only. So, please, order food here if you want to take photos. Ililikha Artist Village is made of assorted materials, crafted by many Ifugao artists and wood carvers.

ILILIKHA ARTIST'S VILLAGE BAGUIO

9. OH MY GULAY – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

  • Open Hours:
  • Monday –  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday-  11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Food Prices: Starts at ₱130 ($2.56)
  • Location: 108 La Azotea Building Session Road, Baguio
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots : Session Road, Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral

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10. SESSION ROAD

  • Open Hours: 24/7 but shops and restaurants will most likely be closed by midnight.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral, Oh My Gulay, Baguio Night Market, Museo Kordilyera, Baguio Museum,

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Session Road is divided into 2 areas: Lower Session Road and Upper Session Road . The Lower area is the business hub of Baguio city, fringed with banks, hotels, restaurants, shops, bakeries, and Art Deco buildings. It runs eastward from Magsaysay Street near Malcolm Square through Baguio Cathedral and Governor Pack Road. Meanwhile, the Upper area runs from the Post Office Loop and SM Baguio to Baguio Country Club, Camp John Hay, PMA, and Itogon’s mine areas.

11. SM BAGUIO

I don’t usually include shopping malls on places to visit, but SM Baguio has the Sky Terrace that offers one of the best sunset views in Baguio.  SM Baguio is also the first SM Supermall that doesn’t use an air-conditioning system upon its completion.

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12. SKY RANCH BAGUIO

Located just beside SM Baguio is Sky Ranch Baguio, an amusement park that offers carnival games and thrilling rides such as Super Vikings, Sky Cruiser, Red Barron, Flying Bus, etc. You can book tickets in advance below to skip the lines.

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13. baguio street arts (baguio murals).

Baguio is home to massive, dramatic painted murals showcasing the people and culture of the Cordillera region. The famous ones are part of Project Hila-Bana Mural, mostly created by Venazir Martinez, a young Filipina visial artist who believes in the power of street art as an additional learning tool for the local culture bearers. You can find one of the Project Hila-Bana Mural at PNR Compound where jeepneys are parked. It’s just across the Victory Bus Terminal in Baguio.

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You can also find Baguio murals at the façade of Tam-awan Village, Magsaysay Avenue, and inside  UP Baguio.

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14.bell house.

  • Entrance Fee (Bell House + Cemetery of Negativism): (part of the Camp John Hay Historical Core)
  • Adult: ₱85 ($1.53)
  • Blistt Resident (with ID): ₱55 ($0.99)
  • Student/Senior/ PWD: ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Children below 4 Feet: FREE
  • Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • How to get to Bell House: This is within Camp John Hay and walking distance to the Cemetery of Negativism. Ride the jeep bound for Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA, fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).  Their jeepney terminal is situated at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road. Best to ride a taxi though, as it is more convenient. I paid less than ₱100 ($1.80) to get there by cab.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell Amphitheater, Cemetery of Negativism, Camp John Hay, Tree Top Adventure Baguio

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This historic house is inspired my American colonial architecture. It was named after General Franklin Bell who converted Camp John Hay into a military resort.  This modest building served as the residence of the Commanding General of the Philippines.

The Bell House is embraced by a garden, a pine forest, and the Bell Amphitheater, a beautifully manicured garden with concentric circles as steps.  Interestingly, these steps was designed using indigenous Ifugao terracing technology.

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Don’t miss the totem pole with the heads of the figures of Admiral George Dewey, General Emilio Aguinaldo, Secretary John Milton Hay, William Cameron Forbes, President Theodore Roosevelt, General Franklin Bell, Lieutenant Colonel L.W.V Kennon, Mayor E.J Halsema, General Douglas MacArthur, and Major Angelito Hernandez, the men from Camp John Hay who shaped Baguio. This fascinating history lesson totem pole was created by Ernesto Dul-ang, it’s right before the entrance to the Bell Amphitheater.

15. CEMETERY OF NEGATIVISM

  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell House, Bell Amphitheater, Camp John Hay, Tree Top Adventure Baguio

BAGUIO TOURIST ATTRACTION: CEMETERY OF NEGATIVISM

While you are in Camp John Hay, don’t miss the Cemetery of Negativism or the Lost Cemetery.  It’s a unique kind of cemetery as no dead person is buried here, instead, it’s meant to remind people to bury their negative traits.  It was established by the former commanding general John Hightower sometime in 1980. The cemetery is not really eerie, it is beautifully surrounded by towering pine trees and just walking distance to the age-old Bell House.

One of the reminders engraved on the stone marker here is:

“Negativism is man’s greatest self-imposed infliction, his most limiting factor, his heaviest factor.”

16. CAMP JOHN HAY – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

  • How to get to Camp John Jay: Ride the jeep bound for Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA, fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).  Their jeepney terminal is situated at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road. Best to ride a taxi though, as it is more convenient. I paid less than ₱100 ($1.80) to get there by cab.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Cemetery of Negativism, Bell House, Bell Amphitheater

BAGUIO PLACES TO VISIT: CAMP JOHN HAY

Camp John Hay is synonymous to Baguio and one of the best tourist spot in the pine city.  This place is surrounded by pine trees and serves as a forest watershed reservation. It was established by the Americans as a military reservation on a site owned by Ibaloi leader Mateo Cariño. During the World War II, the Japanese warplanes bombed the gates of Camp John Hay.  Later on, it became the headquarters of General Tomoyuki Yamashita during the Japanese occupation.  It is here where Yamashita surrendered. After the devastating war, Camp John Hay was transformed into an airbase by the American forces, until it was returned to the Philippines. Today, Camp John Hay is undoubtedly one of the most scenic tourist spots in Baguio.

17. LAPERAL WHITE HOUSE

  • Entrance Fee: ₱50 ($1)
  • Open Hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
  • How to get to Laperal House: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at the terminal in Gov Pack Road.   The jeep will pass through Teacher’s Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sister’s Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd, and Mines View Park. Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱70 ($1.26).

The longstanding Laperal House is believed to be a haunted house, that is why is it usually featured on popular TV shows.  Constructed in the 1930’s by Roberto Laperal, it is built of narra and yakal wood and exhibits a Victorian architectural flair.   It used to be a vacation house of the Laperal family until it was occupied by the Japanese soldiers during the World War II and used as a barracks. It is alleged that the warriors tortured many spies and raped many women here, leading to the rumors of the ghost sightings, who are purportedly the victims

18. BAGUIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

  • Baguio Botanical Garden Entrance Fee:

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  • Address: 37 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
  • How to get to Baguio Botanical Garden: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at the terminal in Gov.Pack Road.  The jeep will pass through Teacher’s Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sister’s Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd, and Mines View Park. Fare is approximately ₱10 ($0.20) and travel time is about 10 minutes.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Wright Park and The Mansion

baguio tourist spots: Baguio Botanical Garden

A classic tourist spot in Baguio City is the Botanical Garden, also called Centennial Park.  At the entrance, you’ll be welcomed  by the amazing bronze sculpture featuring the Cordillera indigenous people, the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Americans working together.  This masterpiece was crafted by Ben-hur Villanueva, a Filipino Artist.  There’s not much to do here, but it offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Baguio City.  As the name suggests, this place is sprinkled by plants and surrounded by pine trees.  It also houses an Art Gallery and souvenirs stalls.

19. WRIGHT PARK AND THE MANSION

  • Entrance Fee : FREE
  • Horseback Riding: ₱ 300 ($5.39) per hour or ₱200 ($3.60) per 30 minutes
  • How to get to Wright Park and The Mansion: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at Governor Pack Road.  The jeep will pass through Teacher’s Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sister’s Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd, and Mines View Park. Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Botanical Garden

baguio tourist spot : WRIGHT PARK

Wright Park is known for its horse-back riding for beginners, it’s an age-old tourist spot in Baguio.  Here, you’ll find stables full of colorful horses taken care by the “Pony Boys”, horse owners.   You can try riding one for beginners for ₱300 ($5.39) per hour or ₱200 ($3.60) per 30 minutes. This park is clad by pine trees and plants, don’t miss the canal where the water reflects the pine trees.

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Right across Wright Park is The Mansion.  This massive summer place for The President sits beautifully in a well-manicured lawn.  Going inside is no longer allowed, but can take souvenir photos outside.

20.MINES VIEW PARK

  • Entrance Fee:
  • Adult and Children (13 years old & above): ₱10 ($0.20)
  • Children (12 years & below): ₱5 ($0.090)
  • 2 Years Old and below: FREE
  • How to get to Mines View Park: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at Governor Pack Road Terminal.   Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Good Shepherd

BAGUIO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: MINES VIEW PARK SUNSET

Several activities, souvenir shops, and silver stores have sprung up here, including the popular photo op with the St. Bernard dogs and colorful horses. Only accredited dogs of the members of the Mines View St. Bernard Dog Association are allowed to ensure the safety of dogs and visitors. You can also rent a traditional Cordillera outfit like headdress, bahag , vest, and spear and have your photo taken with Itogon mountains as backdrop

21.GOOD SHEPHERD BAGUIO

  • How to get to Good Shepherd Baguio: Ride a Baguio – Plaza – Mines View jeepney at  Gov.Pack Road. Fare is about ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Mines View Park

GOOD SHEPHERD BAGUIO

After a visit to Mines View Park, make time for Good shepherd Baguio nearby.   This convent is pretty popular for its delicious food products especially the best-selling Good Shepherd ube jam.   The production of this sought-after ube jam started sometime in 1976   when Sister Fidelas Atienza, as suggested by a friend, started making ube halaya similar to that of Tantamco’s, the original maker of ube halaya in Baguio.  As time goes by, she perfected it and student workers started helping stir the ube. Nowadays, they are said to use machines for easier processing, but the ube jam undoubtedly remains mouth-watering, and one of the best souvenirs from Baguio.

22.BAGUIO FOOD TRIP

BAGUIO THINGS TO DO: BAGUIO FOOD TRIP

Don’t miss trying out the artsy local restaurants while you are here, it’s definitely one of the top things to do in Baguio! It may not be known as a food haven like Pampanga or Cebu, etc., but since it’s a melting pot of cultures, you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you go on a food trip.  I’ll create a separate blogpost, probably in the future, but to give you an idea, some of the best known restaurants here includes: Good Taste,  Café by the Ruins, Maeve Café at Ilikha Artist Village, The Farmer’s Daughter, Grumpy Joe, Foggy Mountain Cookhouse, among others.

23.BELL CHURCH 

  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • How to get there: Ride the jeepney bound for La Trinidad at the jeepney terminal.  Get off at the jumping off point to the Bell Church, near the border of Baguio City and La Trinidad. It’s near the Valley of Colors (Stabosa Colorful Houses). Fare is roughly ₱25 ($0.45). Walk for a few minutes to Bell Church.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Stobosa Colorful Houses

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If you are headed to Stabosa Colorful House (Valley of Colors) or to La Trinidad Baguio, the jeep that you’ll take will pass by the Bell Church.  Thus, you can drop by at this distinctly Chinese Buddhist temple on your way there or on your way back to Baguio city.

The Bell Church is an old temple established in 1960 by the Chinese immigrants from Guangzhou (formerly Canton, China) headed by Ng Pee. It is situated in Brgy.Balili La Trinidad, Benguet, near the border of Baguio City.

I remember visiting Baguio over a decade ago, and I told myself I wanted to see something different, so I went to the Bell Church. When I first set foot on its ground, I feel like being transported to a different place. Everywhere I look it’s distinctly Chinese, the ornate pailou, the towering pagoda, the dragons, and the images of Buddhas and saints.

  24. STOBOSA COLORFUL HOUSES (Colors of Stobosa)

  • Entrance Fee: Donation
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell Church

STABOSA Baguio

  When you visit Baguio and Benguet, you’ll most likely notice the house-fringed hills that clad the city.  A rising tourist destination is Stobosa, composed of 3 sitios: Stonehill, Botiw-tiw, and Sadjap in Brgy.Balili, La Trinidad. The site is now referred to as the Colors of Stobosa, known for its colorful houses, which is somehow inspired by the Favelas of Rio de Janiero in Brazil.  The solar artist Jordan Mang-osan led a team of Tam-Awan Vilage artists, including Ged Alangui, Jenny Lorenzo, and Clinton Aniversaryo with the help of the DOT Cordillera Region and Davis Paint to revitalize the area as part of the RevBloom (revitalize and bloom) campaign.  They painted almost all the houses (except for the original blue house) here as if it is one big mural as homage to what they believe as the area of origin of mountains of sunflowers and limestone rock formations.  The residents here hoped that through this, their livelihood will be boosted.

25. LA TRINIDAD STRAWBERRY FARM

  • Strawberry Picking : ₱700 ($12.51) per kilo
  • How to get to La Trinidad Strawberry Farm : Make your way to Shuntag Road in front of Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney en route to La Trinidad and tell the driver to drop you off at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. Fare is ₱30 ($0.54) per person. Alternatively, you may take a cab from Baguio City to La Trinidad Strawberry Farm for roughly ₱160 ($2.88) – ₱200 ($3.60), good for 3-4 persons.

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Strawberry Farm Benguet

Baguio is the first place in the Philippines known for strawberries that are grown in Benguet.  Strawberry picking is one of the top things to do when in Baguio and Benguet.  The La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is situated in Brgy.Betag, a high altitude place, best for growing strawberries. It is actually owned by the Benguet State University who leases the land to farmers for strawberry cultivation.  Lettuce and other vegetables are also grown here.  You can go strawberry picking for ₱500 ($10) per kilo.

The best months to for strawberry picking in Benguet are November to February when strawberries are ripe for picking.  March is also a good time to visit since it’s the month when the locals celebrate the Strawberry Festival.

Also, you can buy strawberry product souvenirs here like Strawberry wines and jams, and other Baguio souvenirs.

26. PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

The Panagbenga Festival is where you’ll witness street parades with participants clad in their native costumes or flower costumes. Don’t miss the highlight of the festivity which is the Panagbenga float parade when massive floats flaunt the streets of Baguio.

BAGUIO FESTIVAL: PANAGBENGA

  • Location: Harrison Road, Session Road, Burnham Park

27. NORTHERN BLOSSOM FLOWER FARM

If you have the luxury of time, you can make a side trip to Northern Blossom Park from Baguio, which is situated in Brgy. Sayangan in Atok, Benguet.  This place is peppered with colorful flowers rarely seen in most parts of the Philippines.  The view of the surrounding massif here will make you feel alive and appreciate nature more.

BAGUIO SIDETRIP: NORTHERN BLOSSOM FLOWER PARK

For a detailed direction to Northern Blossom Park, check out my comprehensive blog below, click the lin.

  ALSO READ: NORTHERN BLOSSOM FLOWER PARK

28. mt. ulap.

If you’re the adventurous type you can go climb Mt.Ulap, a perfect day hike from Baguio. It’s about 1 hour away from downtown Baguio by public jeepney to Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet. It is dubbed as a beginner’s hike with 3/10 difficulty level. However, according to beginner hikers who have tried climbing this beauty, it’s not an easy feat. It may take 4-11 hours to hike Mt. Ulap depending on your endurance. You can climb Mt.Ulap DIY but you can also join a group hike though the link below.

MT.ULAP DAY HIKE: BOOK HERE

29.mt. pulag.

Mt. Pulag National Park is a sacred mountain inhabited by different indigenous groups such as the Ibalois, Ifugaos, Karao, Kankana-eys, and Kalayunga. It is the highest mountain in Luzon Philippines, and the 3 rd highest in the country. It is under 2 administrative jurisdiction: Cordillera and Cagayan.

Mt. Pulag is pretty popular for its “Sea of Clouds”, and is dubbed as the “Playground of the Gods”.  It is pretty scenic because this mountain features vast grasslands, mossy forest, pine forest, and its slopes are covered by dwarf bamboos.

There are 4 major trails to Mt. Pulag summit: Ambangeg, Akiki, Tawangan, and Ambaguio (via Nueva Vizcaya). If you’re a beginner, Ambangeg is the recommended trail.

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Mt.pulag hike (2 days 1 night): reserve here.

While you are in Baguio, you can take a side trip to Bokod, Benguet. This sleepy town is home to scenic tourist spots such as Ambuklao Lake and Dam, Daclan Sulfur Spring, and Jang Jang Bridge. For a hassle free tour of Boko, you can join a group tour below.

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Other baguio tourist spots, 32.ifugao woodcarver’s village.

While tourists usually know Asin Road for Bencab Museum, sculpture lovers flock here for the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village, also called Itogon Woodcarver’s Village.  Based on anecdotes, the history of Ifugao woodcarving traces its roots in the village of Hapao in Hungduan. But after the World War II, due to the increasing demands of foreign tourists to take home local handicrafts, five migrants from Hungduan and Banaue migrated here and brought some Ifugao woodcarvers. Thus, the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village was born.  Most of the woodcarver’s shops are concentrated along Asin Road. Here, you can buy high quality Ifugao sculptures, wood craft, and other local handcrafted products.  The woodcarver’s can also made to order goods.

Interestingly, they also celebrate the Pa-ot Festival in Asin Road to celebrate the Ifugao woodcarvers’ skills in creating, as well as honor the old Asin Munpa-ot (carvers).  The residents here dance the streets during the festivity wearing their crafts, like spears, shields, and carved fertility statues.

  • Address: Asin Road, Baguio

33. MARY KNOLL ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY

  • Entrance Fee: ₱75 ($1.35)
  • Open Hours: Daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: #25 North Santo Tomas Road, Baguio, Benguet
  • How to get there: Make your way to Igorot Park and ride a jeepney with Campo Sioco sign. Tell the driver you drop you off at Mary Knoll Ecological Sanctuary. Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.26). Alternatively, you can also take a taxi, far is roughly ₱65 ($1.17) to ₱80 ($1.44), and travel time is approximately 10 minutes.

This timeless green sanctuary in Baguio aims to restore and preserve nature. A leisurely walk here will take you the 14 Stations of the Cosmic Journey, which aims to tell the story of how the universe was created.

34.UNCLE SAM’S AGRI-TOURISM PARK

This new Baguio tourist attraction is located between the borders of Baguio and Tuba, Benguet. It is oozing with stone sculptures, artworks, and greenery.

  • Adults – ₱100 ($1.79)
  • Seniors & PWD – ₱80 ($1.44)
  • Kids (12 y.o and below) – ₱50 ($0.90)
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 3 hours maximum stay
  • Location: KM5 Asin Road, Baguio City
  • How to get to Uncle Sam’s Farm Baguio : Head to the jeepney terminal at Kayang, near Julie’s Bakeshop and Panadero. Ride the jeepney with a signage KM6 Asin Road, Baguio City “Cinco”. Tell the driver to drop you at the first checkpoint. Uncle Sam’s Farm is about 10 minute walk from the highway.

35.PINE TREES OF THE WORLD PARK

This place was initially planned to be planted with different varieties of pine trees, hence the name “Pine Trees of the World Park”.  It’s not as famous as the Camp John Hay Eco-Trail, but it is also home to towering pines trees. And this is pretty easy to reach as it is near UP Baguio and Museo Kordilyera.

  • Location: Governor Pack Road, Baguio

36. BAGUIO MUSEUM

  The charming Baguio Museum’s architecture is inspired by the traditional Ifugao house is another famed Baguio tourist attraction. It was built in 1975 and situated at the corner of Governor Pack Road and Harrison Road.  Baguio Museum houses a variety of artifacts originating from the 6 provinces of the Cordilleras (Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province) as well as Ifugao artworks and woodcarvings and exhibits. Ernesto Dul-ang is Baguio Museum’s resident wood carver, some of his great works include that can be found here are “The Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita”, the totem pole of the Mayors who assisted in the development of the Baguio Museum, and the dioramas at the entrance of the Museum.

  • College – ₱70 ($1.26)
  • Highschool – ₱60 ($1.08)
  • Elementary – ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Seniors & PWD – ₱50 ($0.90)
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: DOT – PTA Complex Gov’t Pack Road, Baguio City
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Museo Kordilyera – UP Baguio

37. MUSEO NG KORDILYERA

  Located inside UP Baguio is the Museo ng Kordilyera, which aims to cultivate understanding for the Indigenous People of the Cordillera and Northern Luzon. Displayed here are artifacts from the Cordillera region, and contributions from Bencab Museum, Baguio Museum, Saint Louis University Museum, and UP Baguio Library and Archives.

  • Adults – ₱60 ($1.08)
  • Students – ₱30 ($0.54)
  • Seniors & PWD – 20% discount
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: University of the Philippines Baguio Campus, 30 Gov. Pack Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

38. BAGUIO CATHEDRAL (OUR LADY OF ATONEMENT CATHEDRAL)

  • Address: Mary Hill, Cathedral Loop, Baguio City, Benguet
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Session Road,  Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral, Ukay-ukay,

The famed pink Romanesque revival-inspired church with twin spires and belfry is one of the top Baguio tourist spots.  Baguio Cathedral  stands proudly on Mount Mary Hill, formerly called Kampo.  This biggest church in the city is dedicated to Our Lady of the Atonement. It survived the bombing back in 1945 and served as an evacuation center during that time, thereby saving many lives.

39.UKAY-UKAY

  • Open Hours: Depends on each shop, but usually they’re open until 8:00 PM only.
  • Location: Along Session Road and Harrison Road
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Session Road, Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral, Oh My Gulay

One of the top things to do in Baguio to to go to ukay-ukay or wagwagan. Many thrift shops mushroomed over the years around and near its central business district, offering cheap clothes, jackets, shoes, toys, bags, etc. My go to ukay-ukay shops in Baguio are located at the corner of F.Calderon along Session Road . This place is quite clean compared to other shops, but the apparels are quite expensive compared to the usual ukay-ukay, perhaps because of its popularity.

Bayanihan along Shanum Street is also a pretty famous  ukay-ukay haven. Most of the products here are upscale, so expect the price to be quite expensive compared to the usual ukay-ukay prices.

Another great place to shop for ukay-ukay are the shops around U-need Supermart along San Perfecto Street corner Session Road , it’s fronting Malcolm Square

40. BAGUIO NIGHT MARKET

  • Open Hours: 09:00 PM to 2:00 AM
  • Location: Harrison Road, Benguet
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral, Oh My Gulay

About 1,081 stalls open from 9:00 PM to 02:00 AM along Harrison Street, it is popularly known as Baguio Night Market and a key tourist attraction in Baguio City. It is a popular tourist attraction in the city where vendors sell old and new apparels, goods, decors, and food at reasonable prices. It was founded about a decade ago as a means for the traders who don’t have stalls to earn a living. But recently, officials of the city are thinking of relocating it, because of the heavy traffic it causes.

41. BRIDAL VEILS FALLS

BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS: BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

There’s a waterfall in Baguio? Yes. It’s found along Kennon Road, so if you’re using a private vehicle, you might want to drop by the Bridal Veils Falls.  It’s a few steps away from the highway via a metal  hanging bridge.  The waterfalls is quite tall, and makes for a great photo op.

 42.LION’S HEAD (KENNON ROAD)

baguio : LION'S HEAD

 HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO

1.From Manila, take a bus bound for Baguio. Victory Liner has buses to Baguio from Cubao and Pasay. Alternatively, you may also take Genesis Bus or Joy Bus to Baguio. Regular Aircon Express bus fare from Baguio to Cubao is roughly ₱626 ($11.14), while from Pasay to Baguio bus fare is around ₱640 ($11.39). See Victory Liner Bus fare below.

MANILA TO BAGUIO BUS (PITX & Cubao): BOOK HERE

Manila to baguio bus (pasay, cubao, pitx): reserve here.

VICTORY LINER BUS FARE  (Cubao to Baguio)

*If you are traveling on a Friday night or over the weekend via Victory Liner, make sure you buy your ticket in advance as the line can get pretty long.  It took us 2.5 hours as chance passenger to ride the bus to Baguio. Otherwise, go to the other bus companies like Genesis and Joy Bus, they also have terminals in Cubao and Pasay.

If you are traveling in group, you may want to consider renting a van to Baguio from Manila, Tagaytay, La Union, Baguio, and more.

PRIVATE VAN TRANSFER (MANILA TO BAGUIO): BOOK HERE

Getting around baguio, baguio by tour package.

If you want a hassle-free tour of Baguio, there are several  DOT-accredited tour operators in Baguio. It is best to book a tour with them. If your time is limited,  you can also book a day tour from Manila to Baguio. SEE THE TOURS ABOVE THIS BLOG UNDER BAGUIO TRIP ESSENTIALS.

BAGUIO BY TAXI

Touring by taxi in Baguio is also a good option,  that’s because taxi drivers in Baguio are generally honest, they would use the meter and give you the exact exchange.  The current flag down rate is roughly ₱40 ($0.72) for the first 500 meters, with ₱2 ($0.040) per 100 meter increments thereafter.  Baguio taxi tour rate depends on how many hours you plan to tour Baguio.  Usual rate per day now for hiring a taxi in Baguio for 1 day is ₱3,500 ($62.94) to ₱4,000 ($71.93)  that’s good for 3-4 people and tour is from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

BAGUIO BY JEEPNEY

It is possible to get around in Baguio by jeepney. The starting rate for the classic jeepney is ₱13 ($0.23).  This is good if you want to do a DIY Baguio Travel, but make sure you know the Baguio jeepney routes (which is quite confusing) to avoid getting lost.  There’s also the airconditioned jeep now in Baguio but I haven’t tries riding it yet.

You can also hire a jeepney in Baguio to see some of the new Baguio tourist spots, as well as the classic destinations if you are a large group, say group of 10 or more. There’s a jeepney terminal just outside Victory Liner, you may ask the drivers for per day rate.

WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO

baguio hotel

Baguio is peppered with hotels for all types of budget. I recommend staying near Burnham Park or Session Road as it is near to most establishments.  But many of the newer hotels in Baguio are located outside the downtown area. Anyway, it’s easy to get to the city center via taxi or Grab, fare here is pretty cheap. And also, most taxi drivers in Baguio are honest. They will really give you an exact change.

  • Sotogrande Hotel Baguio
  • Location: Baguio City Proper
  • CHECK RATES HERE OR RESERVE HERE

Stayed in Sotogrande Hotel last time. This is a new hotel. Room has enough space to move around. Their breakfast buffet is pretty generous. They have an in-house restaurant, and I like their crispy pata, pizza and pasta. For dessert, try their sansrival cake.  

  • The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay
  • Location: Camp John Hay

Stayed here before and I really like the cozy lobby of this hotel as well as the restaurant. Rooms are spacious too. Food at the restaurant is just okay.

  • G1 Lodge Design Hotel
  • Paladin Hotel
  • Location: Baguio City Proper (near Burnham Park)
  • The Orchard Hotel Baguio

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35 BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS & Things to Do

35 BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS & Things to Do

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Baguio has always been one of the top destinations in the Philippines. Because of its chilly temperature, pine-dominated landscapes, and overall romantic atmosphere, this mountain city has attracted tourists especially in summer and the holidays like Christmas and New Year.

Although a highly urbanized city, Baguio retains its rustic charm in spots. From natural sites to modern ones, Baguio has something for each type of traveler and each age group. Moreover, the food culture and shopping districts have become attractions themselves.

Whether you’re a regular or a first-timer, here are some of the best things to do and places to visit in and near Baguio City. In this list, we are also including attractions in the neighboring municipalities like La Trinidad and Tuba .

Note: Baguio is geographically within Benguet but is not under the jurisdiction of the province. It has its own charter and administration.

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TOP BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS & ACTIVITIES

Baguio is bursting with interesting places to visit and things to do. But here are some of our top recommendations!

Mirador Hill and Eco Park

JAPAN IN BAGUIO! Easily a highlight of our most recent trip, the Mirador Heritage and Eco-Spirituality Park is a rising tourist destination, boasting a combination of local and Japan-inspired attractions.

This 5-hectare property is scribbled with hiking trails leading to different sites including the Rock Gardens, the Pandemic Healing Memorial, the La Storta Garden, Ifugao Houses, and the Circular Seismic Chamber (closed when we visited). But perhaps the most popular is the iconic Mirador Peace Memorial, a red-painted torii gate atop the hill, overlooking the city and the surrounding hills. It is a favorite photo spot for many visitors.

Mirador Peace Memorial

Another crowd-drawer is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, perhaps named after the bamboo forest of Kyoto’s temple district. While the bamboo trunks are not as big or tall as those in the Japan site, it still makes for a refreshing resting and photo spot.

Mirador Hill Bamboo Groves

Aside from the park, Mirador Hill also harbors the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Kapilya ni Hesus at Maria, Café Iñigo, and the Mirador Jesuit Villa Retreat House.

Address: Mirador Hill, Barangay Dominican Hill-Mirador, Baguio City Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P100 (Regular); FREE (Below 12 y/o)

Oh, by the way, if you’re interested in only the newest attractions, we have a video about that here:

Igorot Stone Kingdom

Launched to the public in the second half of 2021, the Igorot Stone Kingdom is Baguio’s newest attraction. So new that construction of some parts were still ongoing when we visited. The park showcases both modern and traditional Igorot culture as well as the values of the Cordillera Region.

Igorot Stone Kingdom

The whole area covers about 6,000 square meters and is dominated by two massive structures facing each other — a modern-day castle and an old-school stone wall. Made of hollow blocks and cement, the modern-day castle is etched with walkways, punctuated by statues, photo spots and viewing decks. It also crowned by a food court, serving mostly Pinoy snacks.

The stone wall, on the other hand, resembles the rice terraces that feature the rock-laying skills of the Igorot people. As you climb, you get to see the Fertility Stone Tower, the Temple of Kabunyan, Bangan’s Dome, the Tower of Gatan, the Face in the Rock, and many more.

Inside Igorot Stone Kingdom

Other attractions are the Igorot Gold Mine, the Wishing Well, and the Igorot Golden Bridge. Soon, the park will also have life-size statues of prominent Igorots.

Address: #86 Long-long Benguet Road, Pinsao Proper, Baguio City Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P100 (Regular); P80 (Senior & PWD with ID); P80 (Kids 4-12 y/o); FREE (3 y/o and below)

Tam-awan Village

Just a stone’s throw from Igorot Stone Kingdom lies Tam-Awan Village , nicknamed Garden in the Sky . It was commissioned by the Chanum Foundation in 1998 in order to create a model village showcasing reconstructed traditional Cordillera houses and make them accessible to more people.

Tam-awan Village

The village highlights the indigenous craftsmanship and aesthetics of the region and its local artists. From three huts transported from Ifugao, the village now has nine traditional houses — seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga houses. These structures were reconstructed using mostly the original materials.

If you want to immerse yourself more, you can also book your lodging here.

Address: 366-C Pinsao Proper, Long Long Benguet Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P60 (Adults); P40 (Students & Seniors); P30 (4-10 y/o); FREE (3 y/o and below)

Baguio Walking Tour

Thanks to its chilly weather, Baguio is one of those destinations that are great for a stroll! And while you can easily stumble upon pretty and curious finds, you can also pick up historical lessons or discover picturesque spots as you walk around, especially if you’re led by a local guide.

Baguio Murals

If you want to know more information about the places you want to visit, you can join one of the guided walking tours offered in Baguio. Choose the one that suits your interest or if you want to try more than one guided tour, go for it! Here are your options:

✅ BAGUIO HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR: Check Rates or Reserve Here!

✅ BAGUIO CREATIVE WALKING TOUR: Check Rates or Reserve Here!

✅ BAGUIO INSTAGRAM WALKING TOUR: Check Rates or Reserve Here!

Diplomat Hotel

Diplomat Hotel

Officially named the Dominican Hill Retreat House but popularly referred to as the Diplomat Hotel , the 17-hectare property is sprawled atop the Dominican Hill. It was originally built as a retreat house for the Dominican priests and nuns in the first half of the 20th century until World War II, when the Japanese took over and turned it into a military garrison and war prison.

After restorations and remodeling, the Diplomat Hotel was launched and operated between the 1970s and the 1980s. Given its history, especially the atrocities of WWII, it gained notoriety for paranormal activities, consistently putting it on the list of most haunted places in the Philippines.

Diplomat Hotel Baguio

Today, the whole hill area is declared a heritage and historical site by the local government of Baguio and was named Dominican Heritage Hill and Nature Park. The property is undergoing rehabilitation and development for tourism and is open to photoshoots, filmmaking, wedding receptions, and other events and functions.

Address: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road, Baguio City. The best way to get there is to take a cab from the city center. Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P10 (adult), P5 (kids)

Bencab Museum, Tuba

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Just a short drive from Baguio is the BenCab Museum in the town of Tuba. The private museum is founded and managed by the artist himself, Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab), a Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts.

The museum was launched to the public in February 2009 and showcases BenCab’s own masterpieces along with other works by other distinguished artists and emerging contemporary artists. Aside from promoting the arts, it also aims to highlight environmental conservation and cultural preservation of the Cordilleras heritage. The museum has a café, an organic farm, and a mini forest.

For more info, here’s our BenCab Museum Guide !

Address: Kilometer 91, #6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Tuesday – Sunday). Note that last entry is at 5:30 PM. CLOSED on Mondays, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Entrance Fee: P150 (General Admission); P120 (Students); P100 (Senior Citizens and PWDs); FREE (Children below 42″ height)

Before we share more attractions that await you in Baguio… Have you thought about your budget for this trip? When traveling, it’s often difficult to keep track of the expenses. Thankfully, one handy app can help you watch your spending so you won’t run into some unexpected moolah troubles! And we’re talking about LISTA ! This app was originally meant for small businesses (like stores), but it’s so flexible that travelers can use it to take note of expenses! You can enter the budget you have for this trip and then type in the cost of items that you spend on along the way. This way, you know exactly just how much wiggle room you still have, money-wise. The app works offline, so you don’t have to have an internet connection to use it.

Lista PH App

Another key feature is the SAVINGS CHALLENGE! Using the LISTA app, you can set a target amount, the target date and the frequency you’re comfortable with so you know the exact amount to save per day, week or month to turn your Baguio goals into reality. May next travel ka na ba? I-LISTA mo na! ✅ DOWNLOAD LISTA HERE!

CAMP JOHN HAY Tourist Spots

Yellow trail.

The Yellow Trail , also called Forest Bathing Trail , meanders about 1.5 kilometers across the pine-covered Camp John Hay.

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The walking path links Le Monet and Tree Top Adventure — the two jumping-off points. From the Tree Top Adventure, the trail goes further to Scout Hill, the final stop.

If you want to challenge yourself, take the uphill route that starts at Le Monet Hotel and ends at Scout Hill. If you just want to enjoy nature the easy way, take the reverse downhill route — starting at Scout Hill and ending at Le Monet Hotel.

The team took the easier path and thoroughly enjoyed basking in nature.

Address: Camp John Hay (Scout Hill or Le Monet Hotel), Baguio City Opening Hours: The trail is open 24/7, but it is advisable to hike during the day. Entrance Fee: FREE

Tree Top Adventure

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then Tree Top Adventure inside Camp John Hay is your playground! This adventure park offers thrilling activities that will make your heart race.

The most popular attractions are the Superman Ride (zipline), Canopy Ride, and Tree Drop (harnessed free fall). If you have companions that are not really into extreme activities, they can still use the consumable entrance fee of P100 for trekking or ride the cable cars/seats to a viewpoint. Each ride/attraction will incur additional payment, but the 100-peso entrance fee will be deducted since it’s consumable.

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

Here are the rates:

  • Superman Ride: P300
  • Silver Surfer Ride: P200
  • Canopy Ride: P250
  • Skywalk + Trekking: P150
  • Tree Drop: P150

There are also combo packages offered. Here are the rates:

  • Canopy Ride + Silver Surfer: P400
  • Canopy Ride + Superman Ride: P500
  • Canopy Ride + Silver Surfer + Superman Ride: P700
  • All activities: P900

Note: You can customize the package to your liking; the rate will vary depending on your choices.

Address: Scout Hill Dr, Camp John Hay, Baguio City Opening Hours: The usual daily schedule is from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The schedule may change depending on the weather. When we last visited (first week of March 2022), the property was CLOSED. Dress Code: A pair of shorts are allowed but make sure that it will be no shorter than two inches above the knee.

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Also located within the perimeter of Camp John Hay and not far from Tree Top Adventure is the Bell House , named after General J Franklin Bell.

This former official holiday residence of the Commanding General of the Philippines has been converted into a museum. The well-preserved building reflects the American colonial architectural style. It features an amphitheater that also functions as a garden.

Address: Historical Core, Camp John Hay, Baguio City Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P75 (Historical Core Entrance Fee). This fee also allows entrance to the Cemetery of Negativism.

Cemetery of Negativism

Located on a hill’s slope between Bell House and Camp John Hay Picnic Area, the Cemetery of Negativism (also called the Lost Cemetery) was commissioned in the early 1980s by the base’s commanding general John Hightower.

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

But this cemetery is not the usual site for burying human bodies but rather a symbolic place for burying negativities. The tombstones were inscribed with witty and punny “eulogies” which may sometimes require a dash of sarcasm to understand.

One tombstone reads “Itz Not Possible”, conceived November 11, 1905 but “still not born”. Another one has “Know Dam Way” engraved on it, then below it, “Conceived New Years Eve 1910. Didn’t work out.”

If you are looking for something unique, funny, and inspiring at the same time, head over here and scare the bad vibes away.

Address: Historical Core, Camp John Hay, Baguio City Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P75. This fee also allows entrance to the Bell House.

Picnic at Camp John Hay

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

The cool temperature of Baguio makes outdoor activities like having a picnic with your friends or family attractive to visitors. Bring your own food and ready the things you will need for a fun bonding with your loved ones while admiring the natural scenery.

You can spread out a mat on a chosen spot or find a picnic table. Camp John Hay has a picnic spot dotted with picnic tables for rent. The rate is P200 for the first three hours and P300 if you go beyond that.

You can also do it at Burnham Park. Wherever you choose to do it, please don’t forget to clean up your mess after.

LA TRINIDAD Tourist Spots

La trinidad strawberry farm.

Situated about 30 minutes north of Baguio is the most popular Strawberry Farm in the area. It’s often associated with Baguio City but is actually part of La Trinidad .

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

Buying strawberries here will cost you P250-P300 per kilo. If you want to experience picking your own strawberries, which is the main draw of this place, you have to pay an additional P200. The strawberry-picking season is from November to May .

The farm also has a pasalubong center, composed of several souvenir stores. Don’t forget to try strawberry taho and strawberry ice cream ! Aside from strawberry products, the farm also offers fresh produce and plants.

The La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is managed and owned by Benguet State University.

Address: Barangay Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: FREE. The rate for Strawberry-Picking Group Experience is P600. This rate is good for five (5) people already. If you will buy strawberries, the price is P360/kilo for small strawberries and P400/kilo for large strawberries.

Colors of StoBoSa, La Trinidad

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

The Colors of StoBoSa is another popular tourist attraction in La Trinidad. Officially named StoBoSa Hillside Homes Artwork , it was the brainchild of the DOT-CAR in collaboration with the Tam-Awan Village group which came up with several design proposals and over 500 residents/volunteers.

The vast mural encompasses the hillside houses of three sitios in Barangay Balili namely Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap, hence the term “StoBoSa”. The Colors of StoBoSa was launched to the public in 2016.

Address: Barangay Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet Opening Hours: 24/7 Entrance Fee: FREE

Bell Church, La Trinidad

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

Also located in Barangay Balili near StoBoSa and the border of Baguio and La Trinidad, the Bell Church is a temple founded by Chinese immigrants from Canton (Guangzhou) in 1960.

The serene atmosphere and the view while strolling around the courtyard attract a lot of tourists to the temple, making it a major tourist destination. It also features a small lily pond.

Address: FA 347 Bell Church Road, La Trinidad, Benguet Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Note that it closes at lunch time between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM. The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Fees: P20/head (Entrance Fee); P20 (Parking Fee)

DOWNTOWN BAGUIO Tourist Spots

Baguio night market.

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

The concept of night markets in the Philippines might not be as grand, but it is slowly weaving itself through the fabric of market consciousness.

Baguio is developing a strong night market culture, drawing tourists to the area along Harrison Road in the Central Business District. This is perfect for those who want to score bargain items or fill their tummies without digging deeper into their pockets.

Whether going here to shop or to eat, always keep an eye on your belongings.

Address: Harrison Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting.

Sky Ranch Baguio

Sky Ranch is not unique to Baguio, as similar theme parks are also present in Tagaytay and Pampanga, offering pretty much the same rides and experience. But if you haven’t been to one yet, then you may add Sky Ranch Baguio to your itinerary.

Here are the prices of tickets to some of the most popular attractions inside:

  • Baguio Eye: P150
  • Super Viking: P100
  • Sky Cruiser: P100
  • Drop Tower: P100
  • Double-Decker Carousel: P50

If you plan on trying multiple rides, consider getting a RIDE-ALL-YOU-CAN DAY PASS! It will give you access to the amusement park’s 11 best attractions at a lower rate.

✅ RESERVE A DISCOUNTED PASS HERE!

Burnham Park

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

Located at the heart of Baguio, Burnham Park is the most famous attraction in the city. It is dominated by Burnham Lake (or Lagoon) and dotted with other interesting spots like the Rose Garden , a recreational park with a skating rink, the Orchidarium, the Children’s Park, and the Melvin Jones Grandstand.

The park is bustling with lots of fun activities such as renting paddle boats (swan boats), biking, and go-karting. If you get hungry while enjoying the activities around the park or if you just want to go food tripping in the area, food stalls and street food vendors abound so you and your tummy are pretty much covered.

Address: Burnham Park, Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City Opening Hours: 24/7 Entrance Fee: FREE Rental Rates: P75/30 mins (Chopper/Big Bike); P50/30 mins (Go Kart); P125/30 mins (Grand Tour); P100/30 mins (Boat, good for 5 pax) + P50 if you want to hire a rower

Baguio Museum

baguio tourist spot near burnham park

Just a short walk from Burnham Park stands the Baguio Museum . It is not hard to find as it’s surrounded by prominent landmarks like the University of Baguio, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City National High School, and SM Baguio.

The museum’s collections tell the history of the city and showcase the culture of the Cordillera region. The four floors host all the collections classified into categories — Baguio Gallery, Cordillera Gallery, and the Alternative Gallery.

The building also has a training floor and a multi-purpose hall. The museum started rehabilitation and renovation in 2017 and is targeted to finish in 2020.

Address: Dot-PTA Complex, Gov. Pack Rd, Baguio City Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tuesday – Sunday); CLOSED (Mondays). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P40 (Regular); P10-20 (Student Discount)

Baguio Cathedral

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Baguio Cathedral , officially named Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral , is a hilltop cathedral overlooking Session Road and the busy downtown streets. It was launched in 1936 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

It follows a neo-Romanesque architectural style that features twin belfries/spires, a rose window (facade), and stained glass windows. It is one of the prominent landmarks in Baguio and is located beside Saint Louis University.

To access it from Session Road, visitors have to climb several steps, leading to the courtyard and the cathedral. Alternatively, you can go to Porta Vaga Shopping Mall and use the escalator leading to the cathedral’s courtyard.

Address: Our Lady Of Atonement Cathedral, Session Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: Tourists are welcome anytime but please be considerate when mass is ongoing. You can check the mass schedule on the official Facebook page. Entrance Fee: FREE

Ukay-Ukay Stores

Baguio won’t be Baguio without “SM” — Segunda Mano stores. These second-hand stores, locally called wagwagan but popularly called by tourists ukay-ukay , littered the busy streets and corners of downtown Baguio. Tourists will find themselves easily getting lost in the mountains of options for pre-loved items. The pieces vary — clothing, bags, shoes, belts, scarves, and others.

Honestly, the wide range of choices can get really overwhelming. But if you have the patience and the stamina (haha), you might dig up some vintage and rare items. The popular ukay-ukay areas are Skyworld (Session Road), Hilltop (at the back of Baguio City Market), and Bayanihan (near Burnham Park). You’ll also find some, well, good finds, at the night market!

Happy bargain hunting!

Session Road Nightlife

Session Road

One of the city’s major arteries, Session Road is the most famous street in Baguio. It is abuzz with locals and tourists going about their business during the day, but it becomes livelier at night as bars and hangout places pulsate with good music and great conversations.

If you want to have dinner first before losing yourself in music and booze with friends and maybe new acquaintances, Session Road hosts numerous international restaurants and fast-food restaurants.

But if you want to try the local offerings, it is also home to several homegrown restaurants including Sizzling Plate, Ocha Asian Restaurant, Vizco’s Restaurant, Volante, Oh My Gulay, and Drop Out, among others.

Baguio Public Market

Baguio Public Market

For pasalubong, make your way to the Baguio Public Market, which houses countless stalls selling products that are synonymous with the region — fresh strawberries and Sagada oranges, strawberry and ube jams, peanut brittle, fresh vegetables, and souvenirs!

And of course, grab a walis tambo!

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There’s something about Baguio’s walis tambo that makes it consistently land in the top items of pasalubong from the city. For some reason, my mom and aunts never fail to buy one when we’re in Baguio or request it from loved ones visiting Baguio. I asked my mom about it and she casually told me that the walis tambo from Baguio is sturdier and thicker.

LEONARD WOOD & MINES VIEW Tourist Spots

In this section are attractions situated northwest of the city center, usually reached by taking the Leonard Wood Road.

Baguio Botanical Garden

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One of the many green spaces in the city, the Baguio Botanical Garden (renamed Centennial Park) is located between Wright Park and Teacher’s Camp, along Leonard Wood Road.

This is another popular attraction in the city where visitors can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the verdant surroundings. The extensive garden park is just a short drive from Baguio’s Central Business District. It has many walking paths where you can see many photo-worthy spots. It also harbors the Baguio Arts Guild and the Igorot Village.

Address: 37, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: FREE

Wright Park

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Another vast greenery is the Wright Park , named after the former Governor-General Luke Edward Wright.

This is a favorite leisure spot for both locals and tourists. It’s a lush park that offers walking and jogging trails, biking paths, and rest spots. It features a long pond or pool that almost covers the whole stretch of concrete path linking the Wright Park Kiosk and The Mansion facade. It also has a pine tree-covered forest hill adjacent to the horse stable.

If you want to go horseback riding in Baguio, Wright Park provides quite a number of horses to choose from, plus it’s not too far from the city center.

Address: Wright Park, Pacdal Circle, Baguio City Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: FREE Horseback Riding Rate: P200 for 7 rounds

The Mansion

Wright Park’s long concrete path with a pool leads to the gate of the Mansion House , popularly referred to as The Mansion. It was commissioned in 1908 to serve as the official residence of the US Governor-General in the Philippines. It underwent reconstruction in 1947 after sustaining huge damage during the Second World War.

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Presently, it functions as the official summer palace of the President of the Philippines. It is also the site for other important state functions and international gatherings.

Address: The Mansion, Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 24/7 (Mansion Gate). Most of the time, the Mansion is closed to the public, so visitors can only get a glimpse of the actual mansion from the entrance gate.

Mines View Park

Usually crowded with hordes of tourists, Mines View Park is definitely one of the most popular tourist spots. My local friends say that this is more like a tourist trap, but we’re tourists so go check it out still and see why it’s popular in the first place.

It features an observation deck that presents a panoramic view of the former gold and copper mines of Itogon town below and the mountains beyond. This is also one of the best spots for sunrise watching.

Mines View Park

If you want to avoid the crowd, go there early in the morning. The place is peppered with numerous shops, stalls, and peddlers selling souvenir items, clothes, trinkets, food, and even plants! The entrance to the park is located along Gibraltar Road.

Plant sellers also abound in the area. Baguio’s chilly atmosphere makes it favorable for growing plants — flowering, herbs, and ornamental. The wide range of choices will make veteran and newbie plantitos and plantitas go gaga over these bloom and foliage babies.

Address: Mines View Park, Gibraltar Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: P10 (Adult); P5 (Children)

Good Shepherd Products

Not far from Mines View Park is a place where you can get the famous ube jam . It’s a quintessential pasalubong stop in Baguio where tourists willingly wait in line for the signature ube jam and other favorite products.

Good Shepherd Baguio

What makes buying from Good Shepherd special and fulfilling is its advocacy. Good Shepherd has built a good reputation for producing quality products for a cause. So where does your money go? Check the packaging (usually printed on the lid): “You help send us to college each time you buy our products”. The proceeds will be used to help send the Cordillera youth to college.

Other products are strawberry jam (seasonal), blueberry jam (seasonal), peanut cluster, cashew brittle, lengua , snowballs, angel cookies, choco flakes, alfajor cookies, banana chips, sampaloc candy, and more. There’s a strict ordering system — write down your orders first, queue, and hand over your order and payment to the attendant.

Also, don’t forget to try some of their Take Out Products which are basically snack/merienda items. Note that the lines can get too long during the peak season and there is an order limit per person. When they products are sold out, they close the site (like during our last visit).

Address: Good Shepherd Convent, 15 Gibraltar Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: FREE

CULINARY ATTRACTIONS

Sample local dishes.

Baguio takes pride in its robust local culinary scene. Making the most of the abundance of ingredients, the locals came up with lots of innovative ways to create dishes and food products that embody the Cordillera region and neighboring Ilocos region, whose influence also seeps into the city.

Many of these dishes are available at various restaurants and eateries around Baguio. Some of the most well-known are pinikpikan (chicken soup), pinuneg (blood sausage) and kinuday (smoked meat), as well as dinakdakan (boiled, sliced and grilled pig’s head parts) and bagnet (deep-fried pork).

Pinuneg and kinuday

But if you want to sample a lot of delicacies at once, head over to The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant , situated just next to Tam-awan Village. They serve mostly Cordilleran and Ilocano fare, prepared traditionally.

If you prefer a more modern twist, Cafe by the Ruins is an established name in the city’s food scene.

Local restaurants also add their Baguio twist to other Pinoy favorites. Mines View Park Hotel’s ZENZ Bar and Restaurant serves strawberry sinigang and strawberry adobo.

Strawberry Sinigang by ZENZ Bar

You can also go food tripping at the night market, Burnham Park, Ili-Likha, Good Shepherds, and Session Road, just to name a few.

Oh My Gulay Artist Cafe

Oh My Gulay

You might be thinking, Oh My Gulay is a local restaurant. Why does it have its own entry? Well, if you’ve been to this art cafe, you know it deserves its own spot!

Nestled on the top floor of an old building along Session Road, I was not expecting anything for that day’s lunch stop. And to be honest, I was not too excited at first because I’m not really into vegetables. But when I took the last flight of stairs, boy was I blown away by the quirky interiors and decorations! It was like being transported into a secret, mystical world. And the indoor garden setting has its own small pond, too!

Inside Oh My Gulay!

The restaurant has two-level dining areas. The upper level has two separate sections connected by a short wooden hanging bridge. The lower-level dining area has indoor seatings as well as veranda seatings with a view of the city. A collaboration of Oh My Gulay and Vocas, the place also features exhibit areas for local artists. As the name of the restaurant suggests, it serves affordable vegetarian and vegan meals.

Oh My Gulay's Vegetarian Bistek and Sliders

Address: 108 Session Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Monday, Wednesday – Thursday); 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM (Friday – Sunday); CLOSED (Tuesdays). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting.

Ili-Likha Artist’s Wateringhole

Lying along Assumption Road is the very peculiar Ili-Likha Artist’s Wateringhole , also known as Ili-Likha Artist Village . It was built by artist and filmmaker Eric de Guia (Kidlat Tahimik), who transformed a vacant lot into this whimsical treehouse-themed food park in 2014.

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The place highlights the importance of preserving nature and culture through arts and food. It is an evolving work of art with several interesting corners and iconic features like the mosaic-covered staircase.

The homegrown restaurants serve healthy, preservative-free, and organic food. Some of the restaurants are Balbacua, Leandro’s Bistro, Yomichee, Ibana, Little Milkyway Vegan Café, Oh My Gulay, Café Cueva, Kape Kullaaw, Waynu, Scout Burrows, and Natengan Ed Ili.

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It also houses arts and crafts shops and hosts different events and workshops. The whole place is photo-worthy and visitors will enjoy the relaxing and creative atmosphere.

Address: Ili-Likha Artists Village, 32 Assumption Road, Baguio City Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily). The opening hours might change, so please check the official website or Facebook page before visiting. Entrance Fee: FREE

Baguio’s International Restaurants

Aside from the homegrown restaurants, Baguio also offers diverse international cuisines — Korean, Japanese, American, Chinese, and Vietnamese, to name a few. We will write a separate article about it with more details soon so watch out for that.

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Baguio Craft Brewery and Craft 1945

Enough about food! How about some drinks? And by drinks, we mean beer!

If you are the type who likes hunting for local craft beers or you just want to have a chill dinner-and-beer type of night in Baguio, there are good watering holes in the city where you can quench your thirst for beer.

Baguio Craft Brewery is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It offers a wide selection of craft beers, including its signature craft beers named after Ifugao’s mythic characters.

Craft 1945 , partly managed by Baguio Craft Brewery, is a Spanish-themed restaurant serving premium craft beers, tapas and other Spanish dishes.

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Here are their addresses and operating hours.

Baguio Craft Brewery 4 Ben Palispis Highway, KM 4, Baguio City 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Monday – Friday) 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Saturdays & Sundays)

Craft 1945 9 Outlook Drive S, Baguio City 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Daily)

Reminder: The opening hours might change, so please check the official websites or Facebook pages before visiting.

Benguet Coffee

Coffee is everywhere in Baguio, and it’s not hard to score Benguet coffee when in town. The city’s high altitude and cooler temperature make it one of the best places in the Philippines to grow coffee.

Kape Umali

You can actually buy some at the public market or at cafés like Kape Umali , which is also the biggest coffee supplier in the province and other parts of northern Luzon. The café serves traditional brews as well as specialty brews like liquor coffee and gourmet coffee. Enjoy the music and appreciate artworks at the cafe’s gallery too! The three branches are located in Shangri-la Village, Mine’s View, and Baguio Market.

Ube and Strawberry Taho

Don’t you dare get out of Baguio without trying strawberry taho . They are everywhere, especially in the vicinity of popular tourist spots including Burnham Park, Session Road, and Mines View Park to name a few.

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Taho is a distinct Filipino snack made of silken soybean curd (tofu), brown sugar syrup, and tapioca (sago pearls). It’s traditionally served or peddled in the morning but nowadays, it can be consumed any time of the day, depending on availability.

Since strawberries are plenty in Baguio, the locals made their own version by replacing brown sugar syrup with strawberry syrup. And boy did they own it!

If you feel like you’ve had enough of strawberries, ube taho is also available.

Strawberry Ice Cream

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Still on the topic of putting a twist on regular snacks, the locals are really making the most of their strawberries by coming up with their own strawberry-flavored ice cream. Fine, strawberry ice cream is not new to the market BUT the ones in Baguio taste different. And we mean in a good way.

For us, the best that we’ve tried are those sold at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. But if you are pressed for time, you can easily find it in downtown Baguio.

Top Baguio Hotels

Here are some of the many top hotels with Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from the Department of Tourism in Baguio.

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Burnham Park: The Ultimate Guide to Explore

Burnham Lake in Burnham Park, Baguio City, Philippines

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2.1 Accessibility Options Including Public Transportation
  • 2.2 Parking facilities
  • 3.1 The Rose Garden
  • 3.2 The Athletic Bowl
  • 3.3 The Skating Rink
  • 3.4 Other Noteworthy Sections
  • 4.1 Description of the Lush Greenery
  • 4.2 Colorful Flower Beds
  • 4.3 Manicured Lawns
  • 4.4 Burnham Park’s Gardens
  • 5.1 Overview of Popular Activities
  • 5.2 Detailed Information on Renting Boats or Bicycles
  • 5.3 Safety Precautions
  • 6.1 Preserving Local Culture
  • 6.2 Ongoing Cultural Festivals
  • 7.1 Exploring Historical Landmarks Situated within or near Burnham Park
  • 7.2 The Mansion House – Summer Residence of Philippine Presidents
  • 7.3 Baguio Cathedral – A Beacon of Faith
  • 7.4 Session Road – A Historic Thoroughfare
  • 7.5 Preserving History and Heritage
  • 8.1 Indulge in Culinary Delights
  • 8.2 Dining at Parkview Restaurant
  • 8.3 Picnic Pleasures
  • 8.4 Cafés and Bakeries
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Introduction

Situated in the heart of Baguio City, Philippines, Burnham Park is a captivating urban green space that holds great historical and cultural significance.

Named after the acclaimed American architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, this park has become an iconic landmark and a beloved destination for both locals and tourists. With its rich history dating back to the early 1900s, Burnham Park has witnessed the transformation of Baguio City into a thriving urban center while still preserving its natural beauty.

Originally designed as part of Burnham’s grand plan for the city, this park stands as a testament to his visionary approach to urban development. The importance of exploring Burnham Park cannot be overstated.

For tourists, it offers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes that define Baguio City’s charm. Locals too find solace in its serene surroundings, making it an ideal place for leisurely activities or simply escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Burnham Park also serves as a cultural hub where various events and festivities take place throughout the year. From art exhibitions to musical performances, these events celebrate local talent and foster community engagement.

Moreover, exploring Burnham Park provides visitors with insights into Baguio City’s history and heritage. It is home to several historical landmarks such as The Mansion House – a summer residence for Philippine Presidents – which offer glimpses into the country’s past.

Description of Burnham Park’s Location in Baguio City, Philippines

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Baguio City, Philippines, Burnham Park stands as a verdant oasis in the heart of this vibrant mountain city. Located along Harrison Road, the park covers an area of approximately 32 hectares and is named after Daniel Hudson Burnham, the American architect who designed Baguio City’s master plan. Burnham Park is strategically situated in Baguio’s central business district, making it easily accessible to both residents and tourists.

Its prime location ensures that visitors can seamlessly integrate a visit to the park into their itinerary while exploring other attractions within the city. Whether you are lodging in one of the nearby hotels or wandering through Session Road for some retail therapy, Burnham Park’s proximity guarantees a convenient and enjoyable experience.

Accessibility Options Including Public Transportation

Traveling to Burnham Park via public transportation is a breeze due to its popularity among locals and visitors alike. The most common mode of public transport within the city is via jeepneys – vibrant mini buses adorned with colorful artwork depicting various cultural motifs.

Numerous jeepney routes pass by or near Burnham Park, allowing easy access from different parts of Baguio City. For those coming from farther areas or regions outside Baguio City, buses are available at several major bus terminals located throughout Luzon Island.

These buses provide intercity transportation services directly to Baguio City. Upon arrival at any of these terminals like Victory Liner or Genesis Transport Service Inc., one can conveniently hire a taxi or take another jeepney ride towards Harrison Road where Burnham Park awaits.

Parking facilities

If you prefer traveling by private vehicle, worry not about parking as there are ample facilities available near Burnham Park. Within close vicinity to the park entrance lies a dedicated parking area catering to both cars and motorcycles.

While there is a nominal fee for parking, the convenience and ease of access make this option ideal for those who value both privacy and flexibility in their travel arrangements. Additionally, parking spaces are also available in nearby commercial establishments such as SM City Baguio and Baguio Center Mall.

These shopping malls offer expansive parking lots where visitors can leave their vehicles before embarking on a leisurely stroll toward the park. Please note that during peak tourism seasons or weekends, these parking areas may fill up quickly.

Therefore, it is advisable to arrive early to secure a spot. Burnham Park’s location in Baguio City grants it the advantage of being at the heart of this bustling city while still maintaining its serene ambiance.

Accessing the park is made effortless through various public transportation options like jeepneys or buses that connect different parts of Luzon with Baguio City. Moreover, if you choose to drive your own vehicle, convenient parking facilities near Burnham Park ensure hassle-free accessibility for visitors from all walks of life

Park Layout and Design

The layout of Burnham Park, meticulously designed by the renowned architect Daniel Hudson Burnham, is a testament to his vision and ingenuity. Every element within the park serves a purpose, creating a harmonious environment that attracts visitors from all walks of life. As you explore this splendid park, you will find yourself immersed in its beauty and captivated by its thoughtful design.

The Rose Garden

One of the most enchanting sections within Burnham Park is the exquisite Rose Garden. As you step into this fragrant oasis, your senses will be overwhelmed by the delicate scent of roses in full bloom.

The garden boasts an extensive collection of different rose varieties, carefully arranged in stunning patterns. Walking through the pathways lined with vibrant flowers, you’ll discover a symphony of colors and textures that create a picturesque setting for relaxation and contemplation.

The Athletic Bowl

Another prominent feature of Burnham Park is the sprawling Athletic Bowl. This vast open space is dedicated to various outdoor sports activities that both locals and tourists can enjoy.

The perfectly manicured grass fields serve as a playground for athletes engaging in football, frisbee, or simply having a picnic under the clear blue sky. The Athletic Bowl also hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as local sports competitions or cultural festivals that showcase the city’s talent.

The Skating Rink

A highlight not to be missed within Burnham Park is its charming Skating Rink. Whether you are an experienced ice skater or just starting out on the ice, this rink provides endless fun for all ages. Surrounded by picturesque scenery and twinkling lights, gliding across the ice while laughter fills the air creates unforgettable memories for visitors.

It offers rental skates in various sizes to cater to both beginners and experts. The Skating Rink is also a hub for ice skating competitions and exhibitions, providing a vibrant atmosphere that adds to the park’s allure.

Other Noteworthy Sections

Beyond the Rose Garden, Athletic Bowl, and Skating Rink, Burnham Park encompasses several other noteworthy sections that add to its charm. The Orchidarium showcases an impressive collection of orchids in different colors and patterns, a true haven for flower enthusiasts.

The Melvin Jones Grandstand stands tall as a focal point during major events held within the park, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Additionally, you’ll find charming little nooks and pathways tucked away throughout the park, perfect for quiet walks or finding solitude amidst nature’s splendor.

Each section within Burnham Park holds its own unique appeal while collectively contributing to the overall design envisioned by Daniel Hudson Burnham. As you explore these diverse areas of the park, take your time to absorb their individual beauty while appreciating how they seamlessly blend together to create an unforgettable experience.

Natural Beauty and Landscaping

Description of the lush greenery.

As you step foot into Burnham Park, you will be greeted by an enchanting display of lush greenery that stretches as far as the eye can see. The park boasts a verdant landscape, adorned with towering trees and well-maintained lawns. The abundance of green not only enhances the park’s aesthetic appeal but also provides a refreshing ambiance that is ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The trees in Burnham Park are predominantly composed of pine species, such as Benguet pine (Pinus insularis) and Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla), which contribute to the park’s tranquil atmosphere. Their tall trunks reach towards the sky, casting soothing shadows on pathways and creating a sense of serenity amidst the urban surroundings.

Colorful Flower Beds

Adding vibrant pops of color to Burnham Park are its meticulously designed flower beds. These picturesque displays showcase an array of beautiful blooms that change with each season. From delicate roses to cheerful daisies, visitors can indulge their senses in a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances.

During springtime, the flower beds come alive with cascades of cherry blossoms in various hues. These ethereal flowers create an enchanting spectacle reminiscent of Japan’s famous Sakura season.

In summer, vibrant sunflowers take center stage, spreading joy with their bright yellow petals. Autumn brings forth a symphony of warm tones as marigolds and chrysanthemums blanket the land in fiery reds and oranges.

Manicured Lawns

The manicured lawns in Burnham Park are like emerald carpets that invite visitors to unwind and revel in nature’s embrace. Expertly tended by dedicated gardeners who meticulously trim them to perfection, these expansive lawns provide ample space for picnics, leisurely strolls, or simply lounging under the shade of a tree. The lawns are not only visually pleasing but also serve as gathering spots for families and friends.

They offer a tranquil setting for a game of frisbee, tag, or even an impromptu yoga session. With its soft grass beneath your feet and the gentle breeze brushing against your skin, you’ll find solace in the simplicity of nature’s embrace.

Burnham Park’s Gardens

Within Burnham Park lies a hidden gem that showcases an impressive collection of plant species—the flower gardens. These meticulously curated gardens house a diverse range of flora from various regions, providing an educational and awe-inspiring experience for plant enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. One notable section within the botanical gardens is the Orchidarium .

Here, visitors are treated to a vibrant display of orchids in all shapes, sizes, and colors imaginable. From exotic hybrids to rare endemic species unique to the region, these delicate flowers captivate with their intricate beauty.

As you venture deeper into the botanical gardens, you’ll encounter themed areas dedicated to different plant families like ferns, bromeliads, and carnivorous plants. The well-organized sections allow visitors to explore the rich diversity of plant life while learning about their ecological importance and cultural significance.

Burnham Park’s natural beauty is a testament to its commitment to providing a serene oasis amidst the bustling cityscape. With its lush greenery, colorful flower beds that change with each season, manicured lawns perfect for relaxation or recreation activities and diverse botanical gardens housing numerous plant species—visitors can revel in nature’s splendor while escaping from their everyday worries within this urban sanctuary.

Recreational Activities

Overview of popular activities.

Burnham Park offers a plethora of recreational activities that cater to people of all ages and interests. One of the most beloved activities is boating on Burnham Lake.

The serene burnham lake, surrounded by verdant landscapes, provides the perfect setting for a relaxing boat ride. Whether you prefer rowing a paddleboat or gliding through the water on a swan-shaped pedal boat, the experience is bound to be enchanting.

As you navigate the calm waters, you can take in the park’s picturesque views and even feed the friendly koi fish that inhabit the lake. Another popular activity at Burnham Park is biking around its perimeter road.

The park features a well-maintained cycling path that winds through its expansive grounds, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in nature while enjoying an invigorating bike ride. Whether you bring your own bicycle or rent one from within the park premises, pedaling around Burnham Park presents an excellent opportunity to explore its beauty at your own pace.

Detailed Information on Renting Boats or Bicycles

Renting boats or bicycles within Burnham Park is quite convenient and affordable. Near Burnham Lake’s boathouse, there are several rental stalls where visitors can easily obtain boats for their lake adventure. Paddleboats and swan-shaped pedal boats are typically available for rent by the hour at reasonable rates.

Additionally, life jackets are provided to ensure safety while enjoying these water activities. For those interested in cycling around Burnham Park, bicycle rentals are also readily available near designated bike lanes within the park area.

Rental options include standard bicycles as well as tandem bicycles for those who prefer riding with a companion. Helmets can be rented along with bicycles to prioritize safety during rides.

Safety Precautions

While engaging in boating or biking activities at Burnham Park, it is essential to adhere to safety precautions to ensure an enjoyable and incident-free experience. When boating on Burnham Lake, always wear the provided life jackets and follow the instructions given by the boat rental staff.

It is important to stay within designated areas and be mindful of other boats sharing the lake. When cycling around the park’s perimeter road, always prioritize safety by wearing a helmet and following traffic rules.

Be cautious of pedestrians and other cyclists, especially in crowded areas. Maintain a moderate speed and keep to designated bike lanes whenever available.

It is crucial to be aware of your surroundings at all times when engaging in recreational activities at Burnham Park. Keep an eye out for signage indicating potential hazards or restricted areas.

Stay hydrated throughout your adventures and take breaks when needed. By following these safety precautions, you can fully enjoy the recreational activities offered at Burnham Park while ensuring your well-being and that of others around you.

Cultural Attractions

Burnham Park is not only a place of natural beauty, but it also serves as a hub for cultural attractions in Baguio City. Throughout the year, various cultural events are held within the park premises, attracting tourists and locals alike. One of the most popular attractions is the series of concerts and art exhibitions that take place in the park’s open-air amphitheater.

The concerts feature talented local musicians and bands performing a wide range of musical genres, from traditional folk music to modern pop and rock. Visitors can relax on the lush green slopes surrounding the amphitheater while enjoying live performances under the beautiful Baguio sky.

These events allow artists to showcase their talents and provide a platform for fostering local creativity. In addition to musical performances, Burnham Park also hosts art exhibitions that display works by local artists.

These exhibitions provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their creations and share their perspectives with a wider audience. The art exhibits often feature diverse styles and mediums including paintings, sculptures, photography, and installations.

Preserving Local Culture

These cultural events held at Burnham Park play a significant role in preserving local culture. By providing a space for artists to express themselves and share their craft, these events contribute to keeping traditional arts alive while embracing contemporary forms of expression. They act as a bridge between past traditions and present innovations.

Through showcasing various artistic disciplines rooted in Filipino culture, such as indigenous music or traditional dances like the Tinikling or Singkil, these events help preserve important aspects of local heritage for future generations. Moreover, these platforms encourage young talents to connect with their roots and find inspiration in their own cultural identity.

Ongoing Cultural Festivals

In addition to regular concerts and art exhibitions, Burnham Park also hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. One of the most prominent is the Panagbenga Festival, also known as the Flower Festival , which takes place in February. This month-long celebration showcases vibrant floats adorned with colorful flowers, street dances, and various cultural performances.

The Panagbenga Festival draws thousands of visitors from all over the Philippines and beyond. It has become an integral part of Baguio City’s identity and is a symbol of its rich cultural heritage.

The festival not only promotes tourism but also instills a sense of pride among locals, who actively participate in its organizing committees and showcase their skills in crafting intricate flower arrangements. Another notable festival celebrated at Burnham Park is the Baguio Arts Festival, which spans several weeks and highlights different art forms such as visual arts, theater performances, dance recitals, film screenings, and literary events .

This festival aims to nurture artistic talent within Baguio City while attracting art enthusiasts from around the country. Burnham Park serves as a vibrant hub for cultural attractions in Baguio City.

Its diverse range of concerts, art exhibitions, and cultural festivals contribute to preserving local culture while providing platforms for artists to showcase their talents. Whether you are attending a musical concert under the stars or immersing yourself in an exquisite art exhibition surrounded by nature’s beauty, these cultural attractions make your visit to Burnham Park a truly enriching experience.

Historical Significance

Exploring historical landmarks situated within or near burnham park.

Burnham Park, nestled in the heart of Baguio City, Philippines, not only offers natural beauty and recreational activities but is also surrounded by a rich historical tapestry that adds depth to its allure. Within close proximity to the park lie several remarkable landmarks that hold significant historical value. Exploring these landmarks provides visitors with a glimpse into the city’s past and its cultural heritage.

The Mansion House – Summer Residence of Philippine Presidents

One such landmark is The Mansion House, an elegant structure located just a stone’s throw away from Burnham Park. This majestic mansion serves as the official summer residence of Philippine presidents since the time of President Manuel L. Quezon. Designed by architect William E. Parsons during the American colonial period, it exudes grandeur and architectural brilliance.

Visitors to The Mansion House can embark on guided tours that take them through its opulent halls adorned with antique furniture and artwork. The tour provides insights into Philippine presidential history while showcasing the legacy of past leaders who have stayed here during their term.

Baguio Cathedral – A Beacon of Faith

A short stroll from Burnham Park brings visitors to Baguio Cathedral , also known as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral. This iconic structure stands as a symbol of faith and spirituality within Baguio City. Constructed in 1936 atop a hill, it offers breathtaking views of surrounding mountains and lush landscapes.

The cathedral’s distinct pink façade is captivating, drawing visitors inside where they are greeted by awe-inspiring stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. The interior boasts intricate architectural details reflecting Gothic influences blended with local aesthetics.

Session Road – A Historic Thoroughfare

Adjacent to Burnham Park lies Session Road , a bustling thoroughfare with a vibrant history. Named after the sessions held during the American colonial period, it remains a center of commerce and culture in Baguio City.

Strolling along Session Road , visitors can soak in the architectural charm of old buildings that have stood the test of time. It is home to various establishments such as shops, restaurants, and cafes – each contributing to the vibrant energy of this iconic street.

Preserving History and Heritage

The historical significance of these landmarks near Burnham Park extends beyond their physical existence. They serve as repositories of stories, memories, and traditions that have shaped Baguio City’s identity. Preserving these historical sites ensures that future generations can connect with their cultural heritage while appreciating the city’s journey through time.

Exploring these landmarks not only adds depth to one’s visit but also fosters an appreciation for history and its impact on shaping our present-day lives. Burnham Park offers more than just natural beauty and recreational activities.

Surrounding it are historical landmarks such as The Mansion House, Baguio Cathedral , and Session Road that provide glimpses into Philippine presidential history, religious devotion, and local heritage. By exploring these significant sites near Burnham Park, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Baguio City’s past while creating lasting memories for years to come.

Indulge in Culinary Delights

As you explore Burnham Park, you will be delighted to find an array of food options to satisfy your taste buds. From local delicacies to international cuisines, there is something for everyone.

The park is dotted with numerous food stalls and vendors offering mouthwatering snacks such as freshly grilled corn on the cob, sweet ripe fruits, or piping hot empanadas filled with savory ingredients. Take a break from your exploration and indulge in these culinary delights that are sure to leave you craving for more.

Dining at Parkview Restaurant

For a more substantial meal, head over to the renowned Parkview Restaurant situated within Burnham Park. Offering a panoramic view of the lush surroundings, this charming restaurant serves a variety of Filipino dishes prepared with authentic flavors and ingredients.

From classic adobo and sinigang to regional specialties like pinakbet or laing, every dish is crafted with the utmost care by skilled chefs. Enjoy your meal in the tranquil ambiance while taking in the beauty of Burnham Park.

Picnic Pleasures

If you prefer a more laid-back dining experience, why not plan a picnic amidst the picturesque landscapes of Burnham Park? Bring along some homemade sandwiches, refreshing beverages, and delectable snacks as you bask in the natural beauty around you.

Spread out a cozy blanket on one of the park’s manicured lawns or find shade under one of its towering trees for an idyllic picnic experience. Engage in lively conversations with family or friends while enjoying nature’s splendor.

Cafés and Bakeries

For those seeking a caffeine fix or indulging their sweet tooth cravings, there are several charming cafés and bakeries near Burnham Park that offer delightful treats. Sip on aromatic local coffee or indulge in a cup of creamy hot chocolate as you unwind and soak in the park’s ambiance.

Pair your beverages with freshly baked pastries, cakes, or traditional Filipino desserts available at these establishments. These quaint spots provide a cozy retreat after a day of exploring Burnham Park.

Burnham Lake in Burnham Park, Baguio City, Philippines

Burnham Park offers not just natural beauty and recreational activities but also an opportunity to savor the diverse flavors of the Philippines. Whether you choose to sample local street food, dine at the park’s restaurant , have a picnic, or visit one of the nearby cafés or bakeries, there is no shortage of culinary delights to enhance your experience.

As you relish in these gastronomic offerings, take a moment to appreciate how food brings people together and adds another layer of enjoyment to your exploration of Burnham Park. So go ahead, immerse yourself in the flavors, and leave with memories that will leave your taste buds tingling long after you’ve left this charming park.

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Exploring Burnham Park: A Gem in the Heart of Baguio City

In the middle of Baguio City, also known as the “City of Pines,” there is a beautiful haven that has been enchanting both locals and visitors for more than one hundred years. Burnham Park is a 32-hectare area of lush greenery that is a beloved landmark and a popular place for people looking for peace, fun, and a look into the city’s long past. This well-known park, named for the American architect Daniel Burnham who designed it, has become an important part of Baguio’s character and a symbol of the city’s lasting beauty. This blog post will talk about the interesting history, sights, and activities that make Burnham Park a must-see for anyone going to this beautiful mountain resort city. Prepare for a video tour of this hidden gem in the middle of Baguio, and find out why so many people love visiting it year after year.

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History of Burnham Park

Burnham Park’s story begins in the early 1900s when the American government, led by President Theodore Roosevelt, envisioned transforming Baguio into a summer capital and a retreat for American soldiers and civilians. Daniel Burnham, a renowned urban planner and architect, was commissioned to design the city’s layout, including the park that would later bear his name. Burnham’s vision was to create a green space that would serve as a focal point for the city, offering residents and visitors alike a place to relax , unwind, and enjoy nature’s beauty.

Construction of the park began in 1904 and was completed in 1909. Over the years, Burnham Park has undergone several improvements and renovations, adapting to the changing needs of the community while preserving its original charm. The park’s evolution is a reflection of Baguio’s growth and development, making it not only a recreational hub but also a significant part of the city’s historical and cultural fabric.

Features and Attractions

A. burnham lake.

Burnham Park (Baguio)

One of the park’s most iconic features is the serene Burnham Lake, a man-made body of water that covers an area of approximately 3 hectares. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the lake, taking in the picturesque surroundings and the cool mountain breeze. The lake is also a popular spot for picnics and photography, with its tranquil waters and the vibrant flowers along its banks creating a picture-perfect setting.

B. Gardens and Greenery

Burnham Park overlook

Burnham Park is home to several beautifully maintained gardens that showcase the city’s diverse flora. The Rose Garden, a favorite among visitors, boasts an extensive collection of rose varieties in a myriad of colors and scents. The Orchidarium, another must-see, displays a stunning array of exotic orchids native to the region. For a taste of local culture, the Igorot Garden features traditional huts and sculptures representing the indigenous tribes of the Cordillera region.

C. Recreational Facilities

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The park offers a wide range of recreational facilities catering to visitors of all ages. The Children’s Playground is a delight for young ones, with its colorful slides, swings, and play structures. The Skating Rink attracts both skilled skaters and beginners, providing a fun and engaging activity. For sports enthusiasts, the Athletic Bowl features a track and field area, perfect for a morning jog or a friendly game of frisbee.

D. Cultural and Historical Sites

Burnham Park also houses several cultural and historical sites that offer a glimpse into Baguio’s rich heritage. The Igorot Stone Kingdom, a unique attraction, showcases the traditional stone-walled houses of the Igorot people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Cordillera region. The Baguio City Public Library, located within the park, is a haven for book lovers and researchers, with its extensive collection of literature and historical documents. Sunshine Park, a more recent addition, pays tribute to the city’s Japanese heritage and features a serene Japanese-style garden.

Events and Activities

A. regular events.

Burnham Park is a hub of activity, hosting various regular events that attract both locals and tourists. The Sunday Market is a weekly affair where visitors can browse through stalls selling an array of handicrafts, local produce, and delicacies. The night market, held in the evening, offers a vibrant atmosphere with street food vendors and live music performances.

B. Seasonal events

The park also serves as a venue for numerous seasonal events throughout the year. The most notable of these is the Panagbenga Festival, a month-long celebration held every February featuring colorful floral parades, street dancing, and cultural performances. During the Christmas season, the park transforms into a enchanting wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a giant Christmas tree, making it a popular spot for holiday gatherings and photos.

Tips for Visitors

A. best times to visit.

To make the most of your visit to Burnham Park, it’s essential to plan ahead. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from November to April, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities. If you wish to witness the Panagbenga Festival, plan your trip in February. To avoid crowds, consider visiting on weekdays or early in the morning.

B. Getting there and parking

Burnham Park is easily accessible by public transportation, with jeepneys and taxis readily available throughout the city. If you’re driving, there are several parking areas around the park, including designated spots along the surrounding streets. Be sure to follow parking guidelines and pay the necessary fees to avoid inconvenience.

C. What to bring and what to expect

When visiting Burnham Park, it’s a good idea to bring comfortable walking shoes, as you’ll likely spend a considerable amount of time exploring the various attractions. Don’t forget to pack a camera to capture the park’s stunning scenery and memorable moments. It’s also advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater, as Baguio’s weather can be cool, especially in the evenings. Expect to find a variety of food vendors and restaurants within the park, offering both local and international cuisines.

Preservation and Maintenance

A. efforts by the local government and community.

The local government and the community play a vital role in preserving and maintaining Burnham Park. Regular clean-up drives, landscaping efforts, and infrastructure improvements are undertaken to ensure the park remains a beautiful and inviting space for all visitors. The city also enforces strict regulations to prevent littering, vandalism, and other activities that may harm the park’s ecosystem.

B. Importance of responsible tourism

As a visitor to Burnham Park, it’s crucial to practice responsible tourism. This means being mindful of your impact on the environment and respecting the park’s rules and regulations. Properly dispose of your waste, avoid plucking flowers or damaging plants, and be considerate of other visitors. By being a responsible tourist, you contribute to the park’s preservation and help ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy its beauty.

Burnham Park is indeed a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Baguio City. With its rich history, diverse attractions, and vibrant atmosphere, the park offers a unique and unforgettable experience. From the tranquil Burnham Lake to the colorful gardens and cultural sites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. As you explore this gem in the heart of Baguio, take a moment to appreciate its beauty and the efforts made to preserve it. Immerse yourself in the park’s charm and create lasting memories that will stay with you long after your visit. So, pack your bags, head to Baguio, and discover the magic of Burnham Park for yourself!

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Burnham Park: A Guide to Baguio’s Green Oasis

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Burnham Park is a historic urban park located in downtown Baguio, Philippines. It covers an area of 32.84 hectares and was designed by American architect and Baguio city planner, Daniel Burnham. The park is named after him and is considered to be the “mother of all parks” in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

Burnham Park gate by Patrickroque01 via Wikimedia cc

With its central location, Burnham Park is the most valuable piece of Baguio real estate. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike, offering a refreshing escape from city life. The park features a variety of attractions, including a playground, skating rink, rose garden, picnic grove, orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones Grandstand, Athletic Bowl, Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World, Sunshine Park, and Baguio Museum. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the lagoon, which has boats that look like swans.

History of Burnham Park

Burnham Park covers the only large expanse of level ground within hilly surroundings and was designed by American architect and Baguio city planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham.

Daniel Burnham was an American architect and urban planner who was responsible for the design of many cities in the United States, including Chicago and Washington D.C. He was hired by the Philippine government to design the city of Baguio, which was then the summer capital of the Philippines. Burnham’s original plans for the city included a central park, which eventually became Burnham Park.

Construction of the park began around 1904, and it was completed in 1925. The park was named after Daniel Burnham, in honor of his contributions to the city’s design. Burnham Park is a manifestation of the City Beautiful movement, which was a reform philosophy of North American architecture and urban planning that flourished during the 1890s and 1900s.

The park is home to a picturesque lake, vibrant gardens, and diverse amenities, and it has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Burnham Park covers an area of 32.84 hectares and is divided into 12 clusters, each with its own allure. Visitors can enjoy activities such as boating, biking, and picnicking within the park.

Geographical Location

Burnham Park is situated in the heart of Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. It is located in Benguet province, in the Cordillera Administrative Region of Northern Luzon. The park is named after Daniel H. Burnham, the American architect and urban planner who designed the city of Baguio.

Tourists enjoying the serene waters of Burnham lake

The park covers an area of 33 hectares (81 acres) and is bounded by Harrison Road, Governor Pack Road, Jose Abad Santos Drive, and Kisad Road. The park is easily accessible by car, jeepney, or taxi. Visitors can enter the park for free.

Baguio City is known for its cool climate, scenic views, and historical landmarks. The city is located approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Baguio City is accessible by land via the Marcos Highway, Kennon Road, or Naguilian Road.

Burnham Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Baguio City. It is located near other popular attractions such as the Mines View Park, the Baguio Cathedral, and the Tam-Awan Village.

Visitors to Burnham Park can enjoy a variety of activities such as boating, biking, jogging, and picnicking. The park also has a children’s playground, a skating rink, and a rose garden. The park is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops.

Features and Attractions

Burnham Park offers a refreshing escape from city life and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The park has 12 main areas, each with its own unique features and attractions.

Boating at Burnham Lake by Daryl Enriquez via Unsplash

Burnham Lake

Located at the heart of Burnham Park, Burnham Lake is a century-old man-made lake that speaks for the park itself. Boating is a favorite activity here, and there are a variety of boats to choose from. Renting a boat for 30 minutes costs 150 pesos. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the lake or enjoy a romantic paddleboat ride.

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is a beautiful display of different types of roses. Visitors can admire the colorful and fragrant blooms and take pictures with the stunning backdrop. The garden is a popular spot for couples and families.

Orchidarium

The Orchidarium is a collection of various orchids that are native to the Philippines. Visitors can see different species of orchids and learn more about their unique characteristics. The garden is a great place for nature lovers and those who appreciate the beauty of flowers.

Children’s Playground

The Children’s Playground is a fun and safe place for kids to play. It has various equipment, including slides, swings, and climbing structures. Parents can relax on the nearby benches while their kids enjoy the playground.

Igorot Garden

The Igorot Garden is a traditional garden that showcases the culture and heritage of the Igorot people. Visitors can see different types of plants and artifacts that are significant to the Igorot culture. The garden is a great place to learn more about the history and traditions of the Igorot people.

Japanese Peace Tower

The Japanese Peace Tower is a monument that commemorates the friendship between Japan and the Philippines. It was built in honor of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Visitors can see the tower and pay their respects to the victims of the bombings.

Melvin Jones Grandstand

The Melvin Jones Grandstand is a covered stage that is used for various events and performances. Visitors can watch concerts, plays, and other shows at the grandstand. The stage is also used for ceremonies and other special occasions.

Athletic Bowl

The Athletic Bowl is a large open field that is used for various sports and activities. Visitors can see people playing soccer, frisbee, and other sports at the bowl. The field is also used for concerts and other events.

Sunshine Park

Sunshine Park is a small garden that features different types of flowers and plants. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the garden and enjoy the colorful blooms. The garden is a great place to relax and unwind.

Pine Trees of the World

The Pine Trees of the World is a collection of different types of pine trees from around the world. Visitors can see different species of pine trees and learn more about their unique characteristics. The collection is a great place for nature lovers and those who appreciate the beauty of trees.

Activities and Experiences

Burnham Park offers a variety of activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy. From boating to biking, skating to picnicking, walking and jogging to playing chess, there is something for everyone.

One of the most popular activities at Burnham Park is boating on the man-made lake. Visitors can rent paddle boats or row boats to explore the lake and enjoy the scenic views. Boating is a great way to relax and unwind while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful surroundings.

Bike Rentals in Burnham Park by Sir Mildred Pierce via Wikimedia cc

Visitors can rent bicycles and explore the park’s bike trails. Cycling is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the park’s natural beauty.

The park has a skating rink where visitors can rent skates and glide around the rink. Skating is a fun activity for visitors of all ages and skill levels.

There are several picnic groves throughout the park where visitors can relax and enjoy a meal. Picnicking is a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the park’s natural beauty.

Walking and Jogging

The park’s walking and jogging paths are perfect for visitors who want to get some exercise while enjoying the park’s natural beauty. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll or go for a jog around the park.

There are several chess tables located throughout the park where visitors can play a game of chess. Chess is a great way to exercise the mind and enjoy the park at the same time.

Facilities and Services

Burnham Park is a 32-hectare urban park located in the heart of Baguio City, Philippines. It offers a wide range of facilities and services that cater to the needs of tourists and locals alike. Here are some of the facilities and services available in Burnham Park:

Food Stalls

There are numerous food stalls scattered around the park that offer a variety of local and international dishes. Visitors can enjoy snacks such as corn on the cob, fish balls, and ice cream, or have a full meal at one of the many restaurants in the park. The prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious.

Boat and Bike Rentals

One of the main attractions of Burnham Park is the man-made lake, where visitors can rent boats and enjoy a leisurely ride around the lake. There are different types of boats available, including swan-shaped paddle boats, motorized boats, and rowboats. Visitors can also rent bicycles and explore the park on two wheels.

Massage Services

Visitors can enjoy a relaxing massage from one of the many massage vendors in the park. The massage services are affordable, and the vendors are experienced and professional. However, it is important to note that massage services are not officially sanctioned by the park authorities.

Parking Spaces

There are several parking spaces available around the park for visitors who are driving. The parking fees are reasonable, and the parking spaces are well-maintained. Visitors should take note of the designated parking areas to avoid being towed.

Flora and Fauna

Burnham Park is a haven for nature lovers, with its wide variety of flora and fauna. The park boasts of several gardens, including a rose garden, orchidarium, and a pine tree garden. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and admire the colorful and fragrant flowers.

Aside from the gardens, Burnham Park is also home to several species of fish, including koi, carp, and tilapia. The park’s man-made lake, Burnham Lake, is a popular spot for boating and fishing. Visitors can rent rowboats and pedal boats to explore the lake and try their luck at catching fish.

For those who prefer to stay on land, Burnham Park offers several rides, including a mini train, carousel, and Ferris wheel. These rides provide a fun and exciting way to explore the park and take in the sights and sounds.

Events and Gatherings

Burnham Park is a popular venue for various events and gatherings. The Melvin Jones Grandstand, located in the park’s central area, is a great spot to watch events. This part of the park often hosts major events, such as concerts, festivals, and sports tournaments. Visitors can check the park’s schedule to see what events are coming up.

Families and friends can also enjoy the park’s wide grassy field, which makes a great place to run around in. The Athletic Bowl, another popular spot for joggers, is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air. The park also has a Japanese Peace Tower, which serves as a symbol of peace and friendship between Japan and the Philippines.

For those looking for a romantic spot for a date or a special someone, Burnham Park offers several options. The Rose Garden, located near the lake, is a picturesque spot with various flowers and plants. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the lake or enjoy a picnic with family members.

Getting There and Around

Baguio is a popular tourist destination that can be reached by bus, car, or plane. Visitors can take a bus from Manila to Baguio City, which takes around 6 hours. Alternatively, they can take a direct flight to the nearby Loakan Airport, which is only a 15-minute drive from the city center.

Once in Baguio, visitors can get around the city by taking a taxi or a jeepney. Taxis are readily available and can be hailed on the street or booked through a ride-hailing app. Jeepneys are a popular and affordable mode of transportation in Baguio, and they operate on fixed routes throughout the city. Visitors can also rent a car or a motorcycle to explore the city at their own pace.

To get to Burnham Park, visitors can take a taxi or a jeepney to Session Road, which is the main thoroughfare in Baguio City. From there, it’s a short walk to the park. Burnham Park is also accessible by foot or by bicycle, and there are bike rental shops located around the park.

Nearby Attractions

Burnham Park is surrounded by several attractions that are worth exploring. Visitors can take a break from the park and visit nearby places such as Baguio Cathedral , Baguio Museum , Session Road, and Night Market.

Baguio Cathedral, also known as Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, is a popular attraction located just a few minutes away from Burnham Park. It is a beautiful structure that showcases the city’s rich history and culture. The cathedral also offers a peaceful and serene environment, making it an ideal place for prayer and reflection.

Another attraction that visitors should check out is the Baguio Museum. It is a great place to learn about the city’s history, culture, and traditions. The museum showcases various artifacts, photographs, and artworks that depict the rich heritage of the city.

Session Road is a bustling commercial area that is located near Burnham Park. It is a great place to shop, dine, and unwind. Visitors can find a variety of stores, restaurants, and cafes that offer local and international cuisine. The road also hosts several events and festivals throughout the year, making it a lively and exciting place to visit.

For those who love shopping, the Night Market is a must-visit attraction. It is located near Burnham Park and offers a wide range of products such as clothes, accessories, and souvenirs. Visitors can also sample local delicacies and street food while browsing through the stalls.

Park Etiquette and Maintenance

Burnham Park is a well-maintained urban park located in downtown Baguio, Philippines. Visitors are encouraged to follow proper park etiquette to help maintain its cleanliness and beauty.

One of the most important rules is to properly dispose of garbage. There are several trash bins located throughout the park, and visitors are expected to use them. Littering is strictly prohibited and can result in fines.

To ensure that the park remains well-maintained, visitors should refrain from damaging or removing any of the park’s features, such as plants, benches, and sculptures. Vandalism is not tolerated and can result in criminal charges.

During peak seasons, the park can become overcrowded, and visitors are encouraged to be mindful of their surroundings and respect the personal space of others. Visitors should also be aware of their noise levels and refrain from playing loud music or engaging in disruptive behavior.

Impact on Local Economy

Burnham Park has a significant impact on the local economy. The park attracts both local and foreign tourists, who spend money on various activities and products while in the park. Vendors are also a crucial part of the park’s economy, as they sell a wide range of products, including food, souvenirs, and clothing.

Tourists visiting Burnham Park contribute to the local economy by spending money on various activities, such as renting bicycles, boats, and paddleboats. According to a report by Inquirer.net, Burnham Park concessionaires lost P38 million in forgone bicycle rentals and P3.2 million in boat rentals as stay-at-home orders were enforced from April to June 2020 due to the pandemic. The report highlights the importance of tourism to the local economy and how the pandemic has affected it.

Vendors also play a crucial role in the park’s economy. They sell a wide range of products, including food, souvenirs, and clothing. The vendors are mostly small business owners who rely on the park’s foot traffic to make a living. The city council has approved the redevelopment of Baguio Burnham Park and public market, which may affect the vendors’ businesses. The plans are now up for review by the public and concerned national government agencies, according to a report by BusinessWorld.

Burnham Park also serves as a venue for various events, such as concerts, fairs, and sports tournaments. These events attract both local and foreign visitors, which further contributes to the local economy. Students from nearby schools and universities also visit the park for educational trips and recreational activities.

Burnham Park in Baguio City

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the popular activities to do in burnham park.

Burnham Park offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. Some of the popular activities include boat riding on the lake, biking, and roller skating. There are also plenty of open spaces to have picnics, relax, and enjoy the fresh air. Visitors can also explore the gardens and try local delicacies from the food stalls.

What is the history of Burnham Park?

Burnham Park is named after Daniel Burnham, an American architect and urban planner who designed the plan for Baguio City. The park was established in 1905 and has since become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Where can I find a map of Burnham Park?

Visitors can easily find maps of Burnham Park at the park’s entrance or at the information center located inside the park. You can also visit the Department of Tourism Office for more brochures about the park and other tourist spots in Baguio City.

What are the opening hours of Burnham Park?

Burnham Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, some of the activities and facilities may have specific operating hours, such as the boat rides and food stalls.

What is the lake in Burnham Park used for?

The lake in Burnham Park is used for various activities such as boating and fishing. Visitors can rent paddle boats, swan boats, and rowboats to enjoy the lake. The lake is also home to various species of fish, which can be caught with a permit.

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ABOUT BURNHAM PARK

Burnham Park has 12 cluster areas:

  • the man-made lake with rowboats for hire that folks refer to as the Burnham Lagoon,
  • the Children's Playground,
  • the Skating Rink,
  • the Rose Garden,
  • the Orchidarium,
  • Igorot Garden,
  • Melvin Jones Grandstand,
  • the Athletic Bowl,
  • a Picnic Grove,
  • the Japanese Peace Tower,
  • Pine Trees of the World, and
  • Sunshine Park.

ABOUT DANIEL HUDSON BURNHAM

BURNHAM PARK FEES AND OTHER CHARGES

  • Burnham Park entrance fee: Free
  • Swan boat: PHP 60/hour
  • With a rower: Additional PHP 25
  • Boat for groups: PHP 100/hour with an additional PHP25 if you want a rower.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Burnham Park

  • Who owns Burnham Park? Burnham Park is fully owned by  Department of Tourism and managed by  Baguio City Environment and Parks Management Office.
  • What is special about Burnham Park? Burnham Park features a man-made lake known as Burnham Lagoon, wooded areas, and numerous flower beds. Roses, marigolds, daisies and hollyhocks are abundant in the area but an unusual sight in most parts of the country.
  • How do I get from Manila to Burnham Park Baguio? From Manila or Cubao, there are many buses going to Baguio directly. Upon arrival at the bus terminal in Baguio, you can hail a cab to take you hassle-free to Burnham Park or take a jeep going to Scout Barrio or Loakan or Kias-PMA with all three routes having their terminal at the east side of Burnham Park.
  • What barangay is Burnham Park? Burnham Park is located at Burnham-Legarda Barangay in Baguio City, Benguet.
  • How much is the Burnham Park entrance fee? There is no entrance fee in Burnham Park but some activities do, like the swan boats in Burnham Park lake and bike rentals.
  • Is Baguio open for tourists? As of 2021, Baguio has reopened only for Luzon tourists since October. Visitors are no longer required to book their itineraries through a DoT-accredited tour agency. However, they will still be required to book in a DoT-accredited accommodation establishment issued with a Certificate Authority to Operate.

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 Burnham Park: A Refreshing Oasis in the City

  • July 6, 2023
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Burnham Park in Baguio City is a captivating oasis with a rich history dating back to the American colonial period. With a picturesque lake, vibrant gardens, and diverse amenities, the park offers activities like boating, biking, and picnicking. Easily accessible and brimming with natural beauty, Burnham Park is a must-visit destination for those seeking tranquility in the heart of the bustling city.

With its rich history and diverse activities, Burnham Park is the perfect spot to spend the day. Read on to learn more about this beautiful park and how you can make the most of your visit.

 Burnham Park: A Refreshing Oasis in the City

History of Burnham Park

Burnham Park is a 32.84-hectare urban park located in the heart of Baguio City , Philippines. It was designed by Daniel Hudson Burnham, a famous American architect who also designed the Chicago World’s Fair. The park was built in 1907 and was originally called Jackson Park. It was renamed Burnham Park in 1927.

Burnham Park is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The park features a lake, a lagoon, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a playground, a picnic area, a baseball field, a soccer field, a tennis court, a basketball court, a jogging path, a walking path, and a bike path.

Burnham Park is also home to a number of historical monuments, including a bust of Daniel Burnham, a monument to the American soldiers who died in the Philippine-American War, and a monument to the victims of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.

Burnham Park is a beautiful and peaceful park that is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a great place to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and learn about the history of Baguio City.

History of Burnham Park

Features of Burnham Park

Baguio, a popular tourist destination in the Philippines, is known for its breathtaking landscapes and cool climate. One of the must-visit spots in Baguio is Burnham Park, named after Daniel Hudson Burnham, who designed the city’s urban plan. Built in 1905, Burnham Park is a recreational hub that offers a wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Here are some of the park’s top features:

Features of Burnham Park

The Famous Burnham Lake

The centerpiece of Burnham Park is the man-made lake, which spans over 1.2 hectares. Visitors can rent boats to paddle around the lake or enjoy a relaxing boat ride. For those who prefer a more laid-back experience, you can simply sit by the lake and take in the stunning views of the surrounding pine trees.

A Serene Rose Garden

Located at the eastern part of the park, the Rose Garden is a peaceful and picturesque spot. It boasts a collection of roses that bloom in various colors, adding a touch of vibrancy to the park’s natural beauty. The garden also has a fountain, benches, and gazebos where you can unwind and enjoy the view.

Cycling and Skating Rinks

Burnham Park has designated areas for cycling and skating enthusiasts. The rinks offer rentals for bicycles, roller skates, and rollerblades. You can also bring your own gear if you prefer. The rinks are spacious, safe, and well-maintained, making it a fun activity for visitors of all ages.

Children’s Playground

Families with children will love the playground area in Burnham Park. The playground is equipped with swings, slides, and other fun equipment that will keep the kids entertained. There’s also a small train that goes around the park, adding an extra element of excitement for the little ones.

Sports and Fitness Facilities

For those who want to stay active during their visit, Burnham Park has sports and fitness facilities such as basketball courts, a football field, and a jogging path. The facilities are well-maintained and offer a safe environment for visitors to play and exercise.

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Activities at Burnham Park

Burnham Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Baguio. With lush greenery, serene lakes, and a range of activities to enjoy, this park offers a perfect getaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. From picnics with family to solo meditation sessions, Burnham Park has something for everyone.

Here are some of the top activities to enjoy when visiting Burnham Park:

Activities at Burnham Park

Take a Stroll through the Rose Garden

The Rose Garden in Burnham Park is a tranquil haven of beauty and serenity. Strolling through the garden is an absolute pleasure as you take in its vibrant colors, captivating fragrances, and peaceful atmosphere. The garden has a fountain as well as benches and gazebos where visitors can relax and soak up the views. The Rose Garden is the perfect spot for a leisurely walk and some peaceful contemplation.

Enjoy a Boat Ride on the Lake

The heart of Burnham Park is its man-made lake. Visitors can take a leisurely boat ride across the water while enjoying the stunning views around them. Pedal boats are available for rent, and the experience is perfect for couples or families looking for a fun and relaxing activity together.

Get Active with Outdoor Sports

For those seeking a more active experience, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation at Burnham Park. There are basketball and tennis courts, a skating rink, and a biking area. Visitors can also try their hand at archery or practice their golf swing at the mini-golf course.

Picnic with Family and Friends

The vast open spaces at Burnham Park make it an ideal location for picnics. Visitors can lay out a blanket, soak up the sun, and enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. There are plenty of food kiosks around the park, making it easy to grab a quick snack or drink.

Relax and Meditate

For those looking to unwind and reflect, Burnham Park offers a tranquil setting for meditation. The peaceful surroundings and fresh air provide the perfect environment for relaxation and reflection. Visitors can also attend yoga classes or participate in other wellness activities.

Activities at Burnham Park

How to Get to Burnham Park

Burnham Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Baguio, known for its scenic views, serene lakes, and a range of activities to enjoy. Located in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible from all parts of Baguio. In this guide, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to get to Burnham Park in Baguio.

1. By Private Vehicle – One of the most convenient ways to get to Burnham Park is by private vehicle. If you have your own car or can rent a car, you can drive to the park and park in the designated parking areas nearby. However, during peak tourist seasons, parking spaces can be limited, so it’s best to arrive early.

2 . By Taxi – Taxis are a popular mode of transportation in Baguio and can take you directly to Burnham Park. Taxis are readily available throughout the city, and fares are relatively affordable. This option is perfect for those who prefer a hassle-free ride with no need to worry about parking.

3. By Jeepney – Jeepneys are a staple mode of transportation in the Philippines and a popular option for getting around Baguio. Jeepneys that go to Burnham Park can be found at designated jeepney terminals around the city. The fare for a jeepney ride is typically much cheaper than a taxi, making it an economical option for budget travelers.

4. By Walking – For those staying in the city center, walking to Burnham Park is also an option. It’s only a 10 to 15-minute walk from popular hotels and other accommodations in the area. Walking not only saves you money, but also allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Baguio City as you make your way to the park.

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Tips for Visiting Burnham Park

When planning a visit to Burnham Park in Baguio, it’s helpful to keep a few tips in mind to make the most of your experience. As a popular destination, being prepared can enhance your enjoyment and ensure a smooth visit. Here are some handy tips for visiting Burnham Park:

Timing is Key : Consider visiting the park during weekdays or early mornings to avoid the crowds. Weekends and holidays tend to be busier, so plan accordingly for a more peaceful experience.

Dress Comfortably : Baguio’s weather can be cool, so dress in layers to adapt to temperature changes. Comfortable footwear is essential as you’ll likely be walking around the park and engaging in various activities.

Bring Snacks and Water : While the park offers food stalls and restaurants, having your own snacks and water ensures you stay hydrated and have something to nibble on during your visit.

Be Mindful of the Environment : Help keep the park clean by disposing of your trash properly. Respect natural beauty by not picking flowers or damaging plants. Let’s all contribute to preserving this serene oasis.

Explore the Activities : Take advantage of the park’s amenities, such as renting a paddleboat for a leisurely ride on the lake or renting a bicycle to explore the pathways. These activities add a touch of adventure to your visit.

Capture the Moments : Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the beautiful scenery and memories of your time at Burnham Park. The lush gardens, colorful flowers, and serene lake make for fantastic photo opportunities.

Check for Events : Burnham Park occasionally hosts events or concerts, so it’s worth checking the local calendar to see if there’s anything happening during your visit. Attending these events can add an extra dimension to your park experience.

Tips for Visiting Burnham Park

In conclusion

Burnham Park is a beautiful and unique destination in Baguio City which offers visitors the chance to relax, explore, and connect with nature. With lush greenery, a picturesque lake, and plenty of activities to choose from, it’s easy to see why Burnham Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Baguio. So, if you’re looking for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, head to Burnham Park and explore all it has to offer.

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Burnham Park Baguio (2024): Everything You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a fun day out with friends and family, then Burnham Park in Baguio is perfect. This massive park is home to a lake, gardens, and plenty of open spaces to explore. There’s also a great range of activities on offer here, from boat hire to cycling. So why not pack a picnic and spend the day in this beautiful park?

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About Burnham Park

Envisioned by American architect Daniel Hudson Burnham, Burnham Park was created as part of the city’s redevelopment plan in the early 1900s. The park was named after its designer and covers an impressive 32 hectares.

The park is a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic lunch, and there’s also a range of activities on offer.

Burnham Park Location

You’ll find Burnham Park right in the heart of Baguio City. It’s bordered by Session Road, Harrison Road, and Jose Abad Santos Drive.

Getting to Burnham Park

The park is easily accessible on foot from most hotels in the city center. If you’re coming from further, then you can take a jeepney or taxi.

Best Time to Visit Burnham Park

The park is open all year round and is a great destination at any time of the year. But the best times to visit would depend on what you want to do while you’re here.

  • Jogging – Best time to jog would be as early as 4 AM to 7AM
  • Zumba – Best time to visit for a zumba session would be 5 to 7AM
  • Cycling – Mornings are the best time to cycle around the park. It often rains in the afternoon. To avoid the crowd, visit on a weekday and you’ll have the place almost to yourself.

Overall, if you want to avoid the crowd, the best time to visit would be on a weekday morning.

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12 Areas to Explore

Man-made lake.

The lake is a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a romantic paddleboat ride. You can hire a boat from anywhere around the lake. There are several rentals around. Boat rental rate depends on the type and size of the boat.

Children’s Playground

The playground is located near the lake and has a range of equipment for kids to enjoy.

Skating Rink

The skating rink is open all year round and is a great spot for a fun family activity. Skate rental is available at the rink. There are also several rides offered here – perfect for kids!

Rose Garden

The rose garden is one of the most popular spots in the park. It’s a great place to relax and take in the fragrant flowers.

Picnic Grove

The picnic grove is the perfect spot for a family picnic. There are several tables and benches available.

Orchidarium

The Orchidarium is home to a wide variety of plants. It’s a great place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. You can buy some of the plants here too!

Igorot Garden

The Igorot Garden is a great spot to sit and people watch. You’ll often find here elderly people playing chess.

Melvin Jones Grandstand

The Melvin Jones Grandstand is a great spot to watch events. This part of Burnham Park often hosts major events. The wide grassy field also makes a great place to run around in.

Athletic Bowl

The Athletic Bowl is a popular spot for joggers. It’s a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

Japanese Peace Tower

The Japanese Peace Tower is a beautiful spot in the park. It’s a great place to take photos and admire the view.

Pine Trees of the World

Not a lot of people know this part of the park. It’s a great spot to take a break from the heat and enjoy the shade. It’s a peaceful and less crowded spot in the park.

Sunshine Park

Sunshine Park is near Baguio Museum. You’ll often find students here doing their practices for school.

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Things to Do in Burnham Park

Go for a jog or walk.

One of the best things to do in Burnham Park is to go for a jog or walk. The park is the perfect place to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

Rent a boat

Another great thing to do in Burnham Park is to rent a boat. You can paddle around the lake and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

If you’re a fan of fishing, then you’ll be happy to know that you can go fishing in Burnham Park as of June 13, 2022. You can secure the necessary License/Permit from the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO). Fishing will be under a catch-and-release policy.

Visit the playground

If you’re traveling with kids, then a visit to the playground is a must. The playground has a wide range of equipment for kids to enjoy.

Have a picnic

Rent a bicycle and explore the park. It’s a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

Take photos

The park is a great place to take photos. There are several beautiful spots in the park that make for great photo opportunities.

People watching

The park is a great place to people watch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the opening hours of burnham park.

The park is open all year round.

Is there an entrance fee?

No, there is no entrance fee.

What are the things to do in Burnham Park?

There are numerous things to do in Burnham Park. Some of the most popular activities include walking, jogging, cycling, fishing, picnicking, and boat rentals.

Is the park safe?

Yes, the park is safe.

What are the facilities in Burnham Park?

The park has numerous facilities including a playground, skating rink, rose garden, picnic grove, Orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones Grandstand, Athletic Bowl, Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World, Sunshine Park, and Baguio Museum.

Is there parking space?

Yes, there is plenty of parking space. You can park your car at the Jadewell Parking Lot behind Ganza or at the Burnham Pay Parking beside the Athletic Bowl.

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  • Inn Rocio (Starts at P1,728 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability
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  • Hotel Veniz Burnham (Starts at P1,195 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability
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  • Hotel Veniz Session (Starts at P1,696 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability
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  • OYO 225 Cedar Peak (Starts at P3,215 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability
  • Travelite Express Hotel (Starts at P1,530 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability
  • Paragon Hotel and Suites (Starts at P3,036 per room) –  Check Prices and Availability

Burnham Park is a great place to visit whether you’re looking to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, or take in the sights. There’s something for everyone in this popular park. So make sure to add it to your list of things to do in Baguio!

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Top 19 Tourist Spots in Baguio Philippines: Scenic Parks, Art Museums, Strawberry Farm

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1. Go Boating at Burnham Park

  • 2. Feast on Local Cuisine at The Farmer's Daughter

3. Explore Camp John Hay

4. head to mines view park, 5. visit strawberry farms in la trinidad.

  • 6. Appreciate Art at BenCab Museum

7. Discover Tam-Awan Village

8. go bargain-hunting at baguio night market, 9. try horseback riding at wright park.

  • 10. Spend Time at The Mansion

11. Unwind at the Baguio Botanical Garden

12. buy souvenirs at the good shepherd convent, 13. visit the baguio cathedral, 14. admire the taoist architecture of bell church, 15. explore baguio museum, 16. take a dip at the asin hot springs, 17. head to the easter weaving room.

  • 18. Stop by the Ifugao Woodcarver's Village

19. Check out the Colors of StoBoSa

Baguio tourist spots Burnham Park and Strawberry Farm

Find out why Baguio is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines for both local and international tourists. Learn about the top Baguio tourist spots you shouldn't miss and explore in Baguio tours  in this mountainous region with help from this guide.

Visit one of the most family-friendly destinations in the Philippines — Baguio . While the capital and big cities of Metro Manila and other lowlands hit scorching temperatures during the dry season, the weather here is relatively cold, making it one of the top choices for a staycation in the Philippines  or a  workation  among locals.

If you're coming from the city, you can easily rent a car in Manila  to reach Baguio. There are also many options when it comes to hotels in Baguio City , so you won't have a hard time finding one that suits your needs. The romantic atmosphere also makes it a favorite for those looking for vacation packages for couples .

It has the temperature rising to just 26˚C on a typical summer day. If you want to enjoy outdoor activities in the Philippines during the summer season without the sweltering heat, then Baguio is the place for you.

Baguio is dubbed the "City of Pines" and is famous for its green park spaces and hillsides teeming with gigantic pine trees.

Locals also claim that the town got its name from a green flowering plant called "bag-iw" that grew there, which the Americans during the occupation pronounced as "bág-ee-yow.

Tourist spots in Baguio grew in number over the years, and several of its parks started offering other activities. Nowadays, you can chill out in one of these Baguio parks and spend a whole day just trying out everything that it has to offer. 

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Chilly dusk in Baguio City, Philippines

If it's your first time in the city and are wondering where to go in Baguio, put Burnham Park on your list. Considered the city's "mother of all parks," Burnham Park is one of Baguio's best attractions. It was named after urban planner Daniel Burnham, the American architect who came up with the original design and layout of the park.

Burnham Park is an open green park at the heart of Baguio. The park's lush greeneries and blooming flowers make you forget that you are in the middle of a highly urbanized city.

Burnham Park is very accessible; it is located along Harrison Road and is just a stone's throw from the famous Baguio thoroughfare, Session Road. There are also several hotels that are within walking distance of the park, including Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre and Eurotel Baguio.

The park boasts multiple clusters that offer different activities and attractions, such as the Children's Playground, Rose Garden, Orchidarium, Picnic Grove, and Igorot Garden.

Top 19 Tourist Spots in Baguio Philippines: Scenic Parks, Art Museums, Strawberry Farm

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Aside from those attractions, Burnham Park is best known for the picturesque centuries-old artificial lake at its center. If there is one thing you must experience at Burnham Park, it is boating at the famous Burnham Lagoon. It's one of the best things to do in Baguio City.

There are several boats you can rent here. The best part is that they are easy to operate so that you can row it on your own. Boating in Burnham lagoon at sunset makes for a memorable experience if you're traveling with a loved one. So go ahead and rent a boat and go rowing! 

Trying out other  Burnham Park tours is also an excellent way to explore the park.

2. Feast on Local Cuisine at The Farmer's Daughter

If you want to taste authentic traditional Filipino dishes , there's no better place to go than The Farmer's Daughter, one of the most popular Baguio restaurants . 

This unassuming nipa hut restaurant on the outskirts of Baguio will take your tastebuds by surprise. It's thanks to the essential cooking techniques they employ and the fresh local ingredients they use.

The Farmer's Daughter serves home-cooked regional cuisine centered on smoked meats, fresh vegetables, and native wines. 

They may be humble home-cooked dishes, but you'll be surprised by how packed they are with potent flavors that will make you crave more. Be sure to try their best-sellers; the Pinikpikan, Etag, and Pinuneg. 

Pinikpikan is an Igorot dish. The Igorots are one of the indigenous tribes in the Cordillera region, and they follow a unique ritual in preparing chicken soup. 

The Etag, on the other hand, is sundried or smoked pork. The meat is cured in salt for a week and then either sundried or smoked for several weeks.

Pinuneg is the Ibaloi Tribe's signature sausage. What makes it unique is that, unlike ordinary sausages, it's not made from ground meat. It is pig's blood sauteed in onions and other local spices. If you fancy exotic native cuisine, The Farmer's Daughter Restaurant certainly will not disappoint you.

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pine tree forest inside Camp John Hay

If you have limited time to tour Baguio attractions and you want to visit just one place, head to Camp John Hay. The camp was a former rest and recreation facility for American soldiers. 

Today it has become one of the best places to visit in Baguio over the years, mainly because it houses must-see tourist spots in one convenient area. Some might even consider it the best tourist spot in Baguio City.

This expansive recreational complex offers tourists tons of fun activities. It highlights the best that Baguio has to offer, which are pine trees, fresh air, cool breeze, and a serene atmosphere. It's a great option if you're looking for things to do in Baguio with your family.

You can go to a heart-pumping eco-adventure or commune with nature. Treetop Adventure inside Camp John Hay offers several thrilling rides, including the Superman Ride (zipline), Tree Drop (harnessed free fall), and Canopy Ride. 

Here, you can visit a world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, where famous tournaments like the annual Fil-Am Golf Tournament are held. If you're not a golf fan, you can visit the Historical Core or the Bell Amphitheater. 

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There's also the Butterfly Sanctuary, where you can see and learn about various species of butterflies. If you're into hiking, you'll love the pine-tree-lined Yellow Trail in Camp John Hay.

That's just scratching the surface. Not only does Camp John Hay have a lot more to offer, but this famous place in Baguio City has also evolved into a commercial complex with hotels, shopping centers, and dining establishments, all while retaining its natural charm. If you want to experience everything that this place has to offer, book a stay at The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay . Trying out activities in Camp John Hay is also highly recommended.

Cordillera mountain view from the Mines View Park at night

Baguio was a former mining town in the early 20th century. To get a glimpse of that past, you have to visit Mines View Park. This park sits on a ridge on the northeast side of Baguio. 

As such, its main attraction is a viewing deck that offers a stunning view of the Cordillera Mountains and Benguet's old copper and gold mines.

Tourists are given a chance to dress in traditional Ifugao garbs like bahag (loincloth), vests, and headdresses, and even hold a shield and spear for picture-taking.

Top 19 Tourist Spots in Baguio Philippines: Scenic Parks, Art Museums, Strawberry Farm

Mines View Park is also a great spot to buy souvenirs. There are several shops here that sell woven items, knitted garments, wooden souvenirs, as well as silverwork.

You will also find rows of succulents, flowers, and bonsai trees you can purchase.

freshly picked strawberries from the strawberry farms in La Trinidad

Visiting the strawberry farm in nearby La Trinidad along with other attractions is one of the top experiences you can't miss out on when you're in the Summer Capital.

The weather in the North is perfect for growing several kinds of vegetables and fruits, but nothing is more popular and delicious than the plump red strawberries here.

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La Trinidad, the capital of Benguet, is about 30 minutes from the Baguio town proper. This municipality is where you'll find hectares of land dedicated to growing strawberries to supply the rest of the country. It is one of the most popular  Benguet tours .

If you want to take your Baguio experience even further, there is no better way than to try strawberry picking at the La Trinidad Strawberry Farms.

Freshly picked strawberries at Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet

The activity is open from November to May every year. The rates for this activity vary. If you leave the work to the professionals, you can buy freshly picked strawberries near the exits of the farm.

Aside from strawberries, you can also purchase fresh flowers and choose from a wide selection of fresh vegetables. Don't forget to try treats like fresh Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Taho as well.

  6. Appreciate Art at BenCab Museum

Baguio is home to a vibrant art scene; from contemporary Filipino art to the distinctive traditional architecture of the Cordillera Region. 

Whether you're an art aficionado or you're looking to deepen your appreciation for Filipino art, be sure to drop by at BenCab Museum.

BenCab Museum is home to the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera. It also serves as a venue for art shows and exhibitions. 

The museum has several themed galleries. One of which is a gallery dedicated to original Cordillera art pieces such as sculptures, weapons, and paintings. Immersions in Bencab Museum is one of the best ways to enjoy the province and can also be enjoyed as a rainy season activity in the Philippines .

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One of the prominent exhibits is BenCab's bulol collection. Bulol is an Ifugao rice god figurine carved from Narra wood. You won't miss this exhibit, as the display occupies a whole wall in the museum. 

Another fascinating exhibition is the Erotica Gallery, which features several paintings and sculptures that explore sensuality.

There is also the Indigo Gallery, which features the works of several renowned Filipino contemporary artists. 

Of course, the highlight of the museum is the gallery of BenCab himself. The BenCab Gallery houses the National Artist's masterpieces, which mostly feature Sabel, his best-known muse.  

Sabel was a real scavenger woman whom BenCab saw and photographed in 1965. She has since been the subject of several of BenCab's paintings.

Aside from the galleries, BenCab Museum also has a restaurant. Cafe Sabel serves the Cabrera family recipes and uses ingredients that are grown in the museum's garden. 

entrance to the Tam-awan Village

If you want to explore to learn more about the region's indigenous art forms, go on a Cordillera heritage tour and start with Tam-Awan Village. 

Built by the Chanum Foundation in 1998, Tam-Awan Village is modeled after native Ifugao villages to give people a glimpse of the other parts of the region.

The word Tam-Awan in the local dialect means vantage point. An apt name since the Tam-Awan Village sits on a hillside with a panoramic view of the South China Sea. 

With a stunning vista and lush greenery, you'll surely enjoy exploring the several Cordillera huts scattered around Tam-Awan Village. You can also go on a quick hike to several viewing decks in the village.

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If you're not too keen on hiking, check out the art galleries in Tam-Awan Village. The village also holds regular exhibitions and cultural shows from both local and visiting artists.

For a more immersive experience, join Tam-Awan village tours and register for any of their workshops in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and wood carving.

For those who want to stay for more than a day, the village also has a café where you can taste authentic Cordilleran dishes, as well as huts for lodging.

baguio night market busy scene

If you're unsure of what to do in Baguio at night, drop by the Baguio Night Market. Baguio is a famous bargain shopping hotspot. If you want to put your haggling skills to the test, there is no better place than the Baguio Night Market. This bargain-hunting haven is every thrifty fashionista's dream.

From 9 PM to 2 AM, a part of Harrison Road at the northeast of Burnham Park transforms into a flea market. Here you can find everything to complete a casual look without burning a hole through your wallet, thanks to the rows of ukay-ukay stalls. 

Ukay-ukay is the local term for surplus items shipped from other countries and second-hand apparel such as clothes, bags, and footwear that are sold at bargain prices.

Baguio Night Market is overflowing with ukay-ukay. It's the best place to shop for quality second-hand jackets, boots, clothes, and accessories for a fraction of their original price.

And if you're lucky or have great thrift-shopping skills, you can score one-of-a-kind vintage finds or even items that are in mint condition. 

After shopping, grab an ear of sweet corn, noodle soup, or other street food on the northern side of the hill.

horses in wright park

Wright Park is one of the many scenic parts of Baguio. It is a quiet promenade with blossoming flowers, a pool lined with pine trees, and a long stairway that leads visitors to a riding circle.

Wright Park is considerably smaller than Burnham Park, but it is also less crowded and more peaceful. It is located in the eastern part of Baguio and fronts the main gate of The Mansion.

Wright Park's long rectangular pond is called the "Pool of Pines," which could not be a more perfect name as the length of the lake is flanked by pine trees on both sides. 

There is also a park circle and pavilion where you can sit, relax, and listen to the swaying pine. Wright Park is an open green space, so feel free to stroll around and admire its natural beauty.

Wright Park is often called Ride Park, an understandable mistake since the park is known for its horseback-riding activity. 

Indeed, Wright Park is the perfect place for people who love horses and want to learn how to ride one. It’s a great addition to the tourist spots often included on a day trip in Baguio . Follow the long stairway at the far end of Wright Park to reach the Riding Circle.

There you'll find several horses you can hire and ride around in the vicinity. If you're traveling with kids, good news! There are friendly ponies that are perfect for children.

Rest assured, every horse has an experienced handler who will guide and watch riders at all times. If it's your first time, the driver will lead the horse and walk alongside you as you ride.

10. Spend Time at The Mansion 

View of The Mansion in Baguio City, Philippines

Located on the eastern side of the city, it is right in front of the idyllic Wright Park. This grand palace is easily one of the most photographed landmarks in Baguio. 

Although the main gate is open to the public, visitors are only allowed in The Mansion House Museum, where tourists can check out presidential memorabilia.

Aside from exploring the museum, the only other activity you can do here is picture-taking. So don't be shy about taking tons of photographs!

The Mansion's elegant main building is inspired by the Spanish Colonial Revival design, making it an excellent backdrop for any picture. You can also snap photos in front of the ornate iron gate or by the beautifully manicured lawn.

bridge inside the baguio botanical garden

The Baguio Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful places in Baguio and provides a much-needed tranquil space amid bustling Baguio City. In 2009, the garden was renamed Centennial Park in celebration of Baguio's 100th year as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. 

However, it is more known as the Botanical Garden.

Exploring the garden is a whole adventure on its own, as it has several sections with different attractions. As you enter the park, you will be greeted by a giant sculpture. 

This bronze masterpiece is the work of Ben Hur Villanueva, a renowned Filipino sculptor. The statue represents the of the Cordillerans, Americans, Chinese, and Japanese in building Baguio.

Filled with pine trees, the Botanical Garden has two purposes. It serves as a hideaway in the often crowded city. It also houses nurseries dedicated to propagating flora that will eventually be replanted in the parks and gardens of Baguio. 

With the abundance of trees and different plants, the Baguio Botanical Garden is truly a great place to unwind. You can explore the various sections, sit by the benches, or have a snack under the cottages.

You will find pocket gardens and pavilions dedicated to Baguio's sister cities in countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Canada, Thailand, and the USA.

These sections are decorated with symbols that represent each city. There are also relics from the Igorot Village, such as giant statues depicting different Cordillera tribes.

Aside from the pasalubong stores around Mines View Park, do not forget to drop by the Good Shepherd Convent, which is just a stone's throw away. 

Their acclaimed peanut brittle, ube, and strawberry jam have become synonymous with Baguio pasalubong. They are also now offering baked goodies like Lengua de Gato and alfajores, homemade ice cream, and strawberry-calamansi juice.

Nuns and volunteers from the international congregation The Religious of the Good Shepherd Sisters run the convent, with profits from Good Shepherd going to charity. 

Students of the Mountain Maid Training Center and Development Inc. create the products as part of the congregation's livelihood program for poor female students from Kalinga and Bontoc.

Be prepared to either line up for at least 30 minutes as you wait to be serviced or get heartbroken when your desired product goes out of stock.

Though, you may enjoy taking photos from the convent's view deck with the Cordillera Mountains as your background.

structure of the baguio cathedral

Formally known as the Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, the Baguio Cathedral stands atop Mount Mary Hill, or what the Ibalois call "Kampo." 

The church is known for its Neo-Gothic style, as evidenced by its twin spires and its rose-colored exterior with stained-glass windows.

During World War II, it served as an evacuation center. Baguio Cathedral is also the largest Catholic church in the city. As it is built on top of a hill, it gives visitors an awe-inspiring bird' s-eye view of Session Road and the whole of Baguio. 

The Baguio Cathedral can be reached by climbing a 104-step staircase.

If you want to cut some time and effort, the road up the hill is accessible to cars. You can also climb the escalators of Porta Vaga Shopping Mall on Session Road and exit at the top floor, as it'll lead onto the church's parking grounds.

Statue at Bell Church in Baguio City, Philippines

Bell Church was founded in 1960 by Ng Pee, a Chinese immigrant from the Canton Region. 

This Chinese temple is primarily influenced by Taoist architecture, but it also features a fusion of Buddhist symbols and follows ancient Chinese methods of construction.

Upon arriving at Bell Church, an ornate arch with dragon highlights and Chinese inscriptions will greet you. In front of the temple, you will find two octagonal lotus ponds that resemble a Bagua.

In Chinese culture, it represents the concept of rebirth and immortality. As you explore the church grounds, prepared to be entranced by the soaring pagodas, dragons, and lion statues, of course, the bells that decorate Bell Church.

Bell Church's pagodas feature images of saints and the Buddha. Past the opposing dragon figures, you will find a charming koi pond where you can make a wish.

You can go to the central patio of Bell Church to witness a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. 

Baguio is a melting pot of diverse Cordilleran culture. The Baguio Museum stands as a reminder of that and the city's storied past and rich cultural and historical heritage. 

The museum was built to resemble a traditional Ifugao home. It has wood and stone, and it features a pyramid roof that has two towering concrete poles at the stair entrance.

Baguio is part of Benguet Province and the greater Cordillera Region. The main floor of the building is dedicated to the craftsmanship of the provinces of the Cordillera region: Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Apayao, and Abra. 

You will find various tribal artifacts, native jewelry, apparel, fabrics, and musical instruments encased by protective glass panels.

If you're curious about what the lives of the indigenous Cordilleran tribes look like, the miniature dioramas in the museum will give you a picture.

Aside from the exhibits, the museum has educational clippings and photographs where you can learn more about the history of Baguio and the different tribes in Cordillera.

Baguio Museum also houses models of the different huts used by tribes in ancient times. Even more fascinating is the museum's collection of burial jars and carved wooden coffins, one of which contains a real mummified body! 

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As you can tell by now, Baguio is full of surprises. And as if the one discussed above is not enough, this perpetually cold city has one more natural attraction that will take you by surprise.   

16 kilometers northwest of Baguio lies the hot springs of Tuba, Benguet. Known as the Asin Hot Springs, these thermal and therapeutic springs are the perfect spot for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Because of its considerable distance from the city center, Asin Hot Springs is one of the most underrated destinations in the province of Benguet. 

Although the pools are tiled, the waters that fill them are natural and come straight from the mountains. The springs are even said to have healing properties.

For instance, the hotness of the water is known to soothe muscle pains, while the sulfuric water stimulates blood circulation and moisturizes the skin. Take a dip and feel your stress wash away.

Aside from the soothing thermal water, Asin Hot Spring offers visitors scenic mountain views and lush vegetation. There are also different facilities, such as pools for adults and children-friendly ones.

hand-woven cloth in easter weaving room

To complete your Baguio city culture and countryside tour, stop by the Easter Weaving Room. Established in 1909, Easter Weaving Room is as old as Baguio itself. 

It is also one of the few places in Baguio where you can witness authentic traditional weaving techniques practiced by the natives of the Cordillera Region. 

Easter Weaving Room has a work area where you can watch weavers do their magic on the looms with multi-colored threads. 

You also get to witness the intricacy of making the exquisite Montanosa cloth, which is a colorful hand-woven cloth unique to the Cordillera Region.

Aside from watching weavers work, you can also go around and check out the Easter Weaving Room's displays. 

traditional weaving of cloth in baguio

You can also purchase those items, as well as baskets and wood carvings.

Compared to other woven products sold around Baguio, the quality of the items made in the Easter Weaving room is superior and, most of the time, even cheaper.

18. Stop by the Ifugao Woodcarver's Village

Another great spot to buy souvenirs in Baguio is the Ifugao Woodcarver's Village. 

Stretching for 3 kilometers long along Asin Road, the Woodcarver's Village is the largest concentration of veteran and budding local woodcarvers in Baguio. 

Here traditional crafts and skills of weaving and woodcarving that span back decades are practiced and passed on to the next generations. Ifugao woodcarvers are recognized as the best among Cordillera tribes in this art form.

The village is famous for its excellent quality wood carvings. From small critical chains to towering statues of Igorot tribesmen, you will be stunned by the variety of handmade crafts in the Ifugao Woodcarvers Village.

Woodcarver's village showcases the indigenous aesthetics of the region, its natural environment, and the rich cultural heritage of the Cordillerans through wood carving.

Subjects of the carved items are mostly associated with the Cordillera, the indigenous people, and animals. They are also commonly religious icons, household items, furniture, signs, and key chains.

Buy some souvenirs and support the local woodcarving industry.

colorful houses of stobosa in la trinidad

The shanty-covered hills of La Trinidad used to be an eyesore in otherwise scenic countryside. 

Inspired by the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and the Gamcheon Cultural Village of South Korea, the local government sought to transform the bleak hillside communities of La Trinidad.

Today, the houses of Stonehill, Botiw-tiw, and Sadjap (StoBoSa) have become an expansive life-sized art piece collectively called the StoBoSa Hillside Homes Artwork. 

Also known as the Colors of StoBoSa, it comprises around 200 houses over an area of 18,000 square meters. If the sheer expanse of it is not enough to wow you, the vibrant hues of this massive art piece will.

This stunning community artwork has now become a hit tourist attraction. Indeed, the Colors of StoBoSa is a magnificent menagerie of bright colors that will capture your attention and entice you to stop and take pictures.

Visit Baguio and Enjoy its Cool Atmosphere

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It continues to put the spotlight on the significance of the Cordilleran culture to the city, as well as celebrate the creativity and hard work of its people.

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Indeed, the Summer Capital of the country has something for every kind of visitor. You will never run out of places to visit, things to do, places to explore, lessons to learn, and food to eat in the City of Pines. You might even discover hidden tourist spots in Baguio on your next visit! 

Get the most out of your Baguio trip and plan your itinerary now. Check out our Baguio tours and activities that will let you experience the different sides of the province outside of the usual tourist destinations. If you are traveling in a large group, you can rent a car to Baguio or book a van to Baguio for rent .  

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Burnham Park: A Beautiful And Serene Oasis In The Heart Of Baguio

Burnham Park: A Beautiful And Serene Oasis In The Heart Of Baguio

Burnham Park is a 32.84-hectare urban park in Baguio City, Philippines. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, and is known for its beautiful scenery, its cool climate, and its variety of activities.

Traveling to Burnham Park Baguio for the first time?  This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.

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HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO

Direct Flights from Manila, Mactan Cebu International Airport , Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and more are being served to Baguio Loakan Airport (BAG). Flights are operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia.

✓ ENTRY POINT CEBU (MCIA)

  • By Airplane (Philippine Airlines)

Board a plane going to Laokan Airport from Cebu.

At Laokan Airport, ride a jeep or ride a taxi to get to your destination.

Airlines that travel from Manila to Tacloban: (9+ flights per day)

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Airlines that travel from Cebu to Tacloban: (3+ flights per day)

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✓ ENTRY POINT CEBU

CHECK FAST CRAFT SCHEDULE & FARE HERE

The cheapest way to get to Baguio from Cebu is by bus. There are several bus companies that offer direct bus service from Cebu City to Baguio City. The journey takes approximately 12 hours.

✓ ENTRY POINT ORMOC CITY VIA TACLOBAN/MNL

  • By van and airplane

CHECK SCHEDULE & FARE HERE

From Ormoc, ride a van or bus to Tacloban City. Travel Time is around 3 hours.

At Tacloban City, you need to book a flight going to Manila.

In Manila, ride a bus or van going to Baguio.

HOW TO GET AROUND BAGUIO

Getting around Baguio is relatively easy, and there are several transportation options available for visitors:

✓ BY JEEPNEY

Baguio Jeepney Tourist Spots

The most popular way is by jeepney. Jeepneys are a type of public transportation that are similar to minibusses. They are a cheap and convenient way to get around the city. Jeepneys run all over Baguio, and they can take you to most of the major tourist attractions.

✓ BY TRICYCLES

Siquijor mode of transportation

Another popular way to get around Baguio is by tricycle. Tricycles are a type of three-wheeled motorcycle that is used for public transportation. They are a bit more expensive than jeepneys, but they are also more convenient. Tricycles can take you to places that jeepneys cannot, such as narrow streets and steep hills.

Baguio Taxi Transportation

If you are looking for a more luxurious way to get around Baguio, you can take a taxi. Taxis are readily available in Baguio, and they are a good option if you are in a hurry. However, taxis can be expensive, so they are not the best option if you are on a budget.

✓ BY WALKING

Finally, you can also get around Baguio by walking. Baguio is a relatively small city, and most of the major tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other. Walking is a great way to get some exercise and to see the city at your own pace.

✓ BY PRIVATE CAR OR VAN

For those who prefer more privacy or have a large group, it’s possible to rent a private car or van with a driver for a day or for the entire stay. This option is more expensive but can be convenient and comfortable for those who want to see the island’s main attractions in one day or those with a lot of luggage.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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Burnham Park Baguio

The most well-known landmark in Baguio is Burnham Park, which is situated in the city’s center. Burnham Lake (or Lagoon) dominates the area, which is also home to other notable locations such the Rose Garden, a park featuring a skating rink for recreation, the Orchidarium, the Children’s Park, and the Melvin Jones Grandstand.

Numerous enjoyable activities, like renting paddle boats (swan boats), motorcycling, and go-karting, are available at the park. There are several food booths and street food sellers in the neighborhood, so you and your stomach are pretty much covered if you feel hungry while taking part in the events around the park or if you just want to go food tripping in the area.

Burnham Park Baguio

The park was designed by Daniel Burnham, an American architect who also designed the master plan for Baguio City. Burnham Park was originally intended to be a recreational area for the American military, but it was later opened to the public.

The park is divided into several sections, each with its own unique features. The central feature of the park is Burnham Lake, an artificial lake that is surrounded by trees and flowers. There are also several walking trails, a botanical garden, a zoo, and a children’s playground.

Burnham Park Baguio The Pier

Here are some of the things you can do at Burnham Park:

  • Go for a walk or a run
  • Have a picnic
  • Relax on the grass
  • Go swimming
  • Play tennis
  • Visit the botanical garden
  • Visit the zoo
  • See the Session House

Burnham Park Baguio View

Here are some additional information about Burnham Park:

  • It was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1990.
  • It is home to a number of historical monuments, including the Session House, which was once the seat of the Philippine government.
  • The park is also home to a number of cultural institutions, including the Baguio Museum and the Baguio Botanical Garden.
  • Burnham Park is a popular venue for a variety of events, including concerts, festivals, and sporting events.

Burnham Park is a beautiful and historic park that is a must-visit for any tourist to Baguio City. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and to learn about the history and culture of the city.

Read more: 36 Best Things to Do in Baguio

Estimated time to spend in the place?

You will spend around 45 minutes – 2 hours in this place.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed.

Are food and drinks available in the area?

Yes, there is.

Here are some of the Filipino dishes you can try at the Baguio Night Market:

  • Pork barbecue
  • Chicken inasal

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How much are the Entrance Fee and Other Noted Fees in Burnham Park Baguio ?

Entrance Fee: FREE

Rental Rates:  P75/30 mins (Chopper/Big Bike); P50/30 mins (Go Kart); P125/30 mins (Grand Tour); P100/30 mins (Boat, good for 5 pax) + P50 if you want to hire a rower

Opening and Closing Time in Burnham Park Baguio ?

Parking space in burnham park baguio .

Available and is FREE.

When is the best time to visit the place?

The best time to visit is during the morning or late afternoon. The sun is not as strong during these times, and the park will be less crowded.

Exact Location of Burnham Park Baguio ?

Burnham Park, Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City

How to Get to the Burnham Park Baguio ?

There are a few ways to get to Burnham Park Baguio.

  • Take a jeepney or a taxi to Session Road.
  • From Session Road, walk to Burnham Park.
  • Take Session Road to Burnham Park.
  • Burnham Park is located in the heart of Baguio City, and is easily accessible by public transportation. It is about a 10-minute walk from Session Road, or a short drive.
  • Here are the jeepney and taxi routes to Burnham Park:
  • Ride a jeepney with the sign “Burnham Park” or “Session Road.”
  • Get off at the Burnham Park terminal.
  • Tell the taxi driver to take you to Burnham Park.
  • The fare should be around Php 100-150.

For more information, contact them at:

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TIPS, NOTES, AND REMINDERS

  • Bring extra clothes so that in every corner, the outfit is different.
  • Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowd.
  • Bring water so that you can’t be dehydrated.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking.
  • Bring a camera. You will want to capture all of the fun and excitement.
  • Be respectful of the other guests.

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Burnham Park

Burnham Park is one of the famous amusement parks in Baguio city. There are several activities you can enjoy in Burnham Park like boating, skating and biking.

Burnham Park is the heart of Baguio City. Burnham is considered as the queen of the parks in Baguio city. Baguio has Burnham Park as Manila has Rizal Park. It can be found on a two-hectare land which is Baguio’s most expensive land. It was named after its architect, Mr. Daniel Burnham. Burnham Park is close to Session Road where most of the commercial establishments can be found. It is also just a few meters away from the market and from the Baguio Cathedral.

Daniel Burnham designed the park in the early nineteen hundreds. He was also the main architect for Baguio city. He created it to give Baguio city a recreational site where visitors and residents can just come and relax. He also added several flowers and trees to make the place green and beautiful. He was also the person who planned the lake that serves as one of the main attractions in the park. Burnham Park has retained most of the original lay-out made by Daniel Burnham.

What to Expect

Today there are some Filipino aspects added to the park like a vibrant area for several activities that people can enjoy. It now has twelve areas namely; man-made lake, playground, Rose Garden, skating rink, Igorot Garden, Orchidarium, Athletic Bowl, picnic grove, Pine Trees of the World, Japanese Peace Tower, Sunshine Park and the Melvin Jones Grandstand. There are some restaurants in the park and a viewing deck as well.

Burnham Park has more visitors during the Holy Week, Christmas time and during the months of summer. Most people go to Burnham to enjoy a picnic with their family or friends. Visitors will also see many children enjoying in the playground. You can also see the beauty of the orchids in the Orchidarium and the different plants in the Sunshine Park. In the center of the park is the lake where people can enjoy a boat ride. Some of the musical concerts in Baguio are usually held in the Melvin Jones Grandstand. Local variety shows have also broadcasted live from Baguio in the grandstand. It is also the field where sports like football and tennis are played. Other activities common in the park are basketball and skating.

During New Year’s Eve Burnham Park is also filled with people because it is one of the places where the countdown happens. Others go to Burnham Park to walk around and take their pictures with the flowers and pine trees. Others like seating in the benches enjoying conversation with their friends. You can also bike around the park.

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