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7 Best Places To Visit In And Near Baguio For An Epic Summer

Where else can you have a cool summer? Up north, of course!

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | April 01, 2022

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


Best Places In Baguio, Baguio, Benguet, Summer Destinations, Popular Destinations, Attractions in Baguio

Sun’s out; swan’s out!

Image: @d_chad

In general, Baguio and Benguet are tourist magnets for many reasons, but mainly because of the cool climate that lasts even during summer. These places are also home to key tourist spots and summer destinations that keep locals and guests coming back for more. And as if that’s not enough, they also offer an endless list of delicacies, making them popular food crawl destinations. But although there are many places to visit, frequent tourists would agree that the best places in Baguio stand out for being iconic.

This summer, make up for the lost sunny days of previous years and grab the chance to visit the North once more! Now that restrictions have eased, attractions in Baguio and Benguet have opened their doors to anyone itching to revisit them. If you’re one of those people, check out the best places in Baguio and Benguet to visit this summer!


1. Valley of Colors

Location: Baguio - La Trinidad - Bontoc Road, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Best Places In Baguio

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a splash of color!

Image: @dani.elle0221

Also called “Stobosa”, the Valley of Colors is a small barangay consisting of colorful houses that serve as a resettlement area in La Trinidad. The site also becomes famous in La Trinidad, Benguet. Residents and volunteers decided to color the houses to look more eye-catching. Once you reach the site, a hanging bridge allows you to take vibrant photos with the valley as your background. You can also go up a flight of stairs to get a better view of the place.


2. BenCab Museum

Location: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Rates:
General admission - PhP150
Students with valid Philippine school-issued ID - PhP120
Senior citizens/PWD with valid Philippine government-issued ID - PhP100


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Baguio

There’s nothing like appreciating art on a warm summer day

Image: BenCab Museum Facebook page

This summer, take the time to explore Baguio’s rich Cordilleran heritage at the BenCab Museum. The BenCab Museum was erected in honor of Filipino national artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera or BenCab. The museum strongly promotes Cordillera’s culture and the preservation, protection, and conservation of the environment, making it a must-visit Baguio tourist destination. It houses his original artworks, some of which showcase the beauty and diversity of the Cordilleran culture. Along with paintings, also on exhibit are granary gods, lime containers, native implements, and various indigenous arts and crafts of the Cordillerans.


3. Burnham Park

Location: Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Rates:
Swan boat - PhP60/hour
With rower - additional PhP25
Boat for groups - PhP100/hour (additional PhP25 for rower)


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Benguet

Did you know that Burnham Park is dubbed the “Mother of all parks”?

Image: @d_chad

One of the many ways to beat the summer heat is taking a relaxing boat ride at Burnham Park. The park is one of the popular destinations in Baguio for a tropical summer experience. Fun fact: while the country was under quarantine, it was reported that different flowers of colors and sizes blossomed all around the park, making it twice as beautiful as before! Besides boat riding, you can also try other activities at the place, such as jogging, biking, and having a picnic.



4. Lion’s Head

Location: Kennon Road, Baguio, Benguet
Rates: Available upon request


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Popular Destinations

The pretty blue skies and green mountains make Lion’s Head twice scenic.

Image: @sweetyhannah02

The Lion’s Head statue in Benguet is considered one of the most iconic landmarks located along Kennon Road. Lions Club of Baguio conceptualized the 40-feet tall figure, and it has been standing for a good 49 years. Although natural calamities and vandalism have damaged it over the years, the sculpture continues to stand thanks to renovation efforts. Up until today, the Lion’s Head continues to be a legendary part of the city that draws both tourists and locals for an epic summer destination.


5. Botanical Garden

Location: 37 Leonard Wood Rd., 2602 Baguio City
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fee: Free entrance fee; picture taking with Native Igorots - PhP20 per photo


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Attractions in Baguio

Be surrounded by nothing but flowers, pine trees, and serenity at this picturesque garden.

Image: @metropinesinn

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Baguio City and enjoy a quiet time with Mother Nature at this Baguio City tourist spotBaguio Botanical Garden. Also known as the Igorot Village, the park promotes the beautiful culture of native Igorots. Get to see them in their traditional clothes and take memorable snapshots with them for PhP20 per photo. The place is also filled with bronze stone statues that showcase the rituals of the Cordilleran tribes.


6. Amare La Cucina

Location: #1 Villamor Drive,Brgy Lualhati, Albergo Hotel Unit-122A, Baguio City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Rates: Meals start at PhP250


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, baguio tourist spot

Go old school this sunny season and try these tasty brick-oven dishes!

Image: Amare La Cucina Facebook page

Satisfy your stomach and fill your soul with comfort by dining in at Amare La Cucina! It serves a wide selection of wood-fired brick oven pizzas and kinds of pasta. Some must-tries include the Meaty 3 Cheese Pasta, Ultimate Cheesy Pasta, Foie Gras Pizza, and Gorgonzola Pizza. If you still have room for dessert, you can try Eddie’s Sans Rival cake. The pizzeria is sure to take your taste buds on a gastronomic trip to Italy without having to leave the country.



7. Ridgewood Hotel

Location: 17 Julian Felipe Street, Barangay Lualhati, Baguio City
Rates: Available upon request


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, places to visit in baguio

Nothing can beat a summer vacation filled with relaxation.

Image: Ridgewood Hotel Facebook page

Ridgewood Hotel is a quaint hotel in Baguio that exudes a homey, rustic, and modern atmosphere. Its charming log interiors perfectly complement Baguio’s crisp, relaxing ambiance. Guest rooms are equipped with basic amenities, including complimentary breakfast for two and a 24-hour hot and cold water supply; suites have kitchens and verandas; apartelles offer complimentary breakfasts for four and are suitable for large groups. The hotel also boasts delicious delicacies created by their very own employees. You can book a stay in the hotel’s guest rooms, suites, and apartelles.

February 2022 Update: Ridgewood Hotel still hasn’t officially reopened. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ridgewoodhotel/, to be the first to know when they resume operations!


Keep in mind that there are a few guidelines and requirements that you must comply with before visiting Baguio and Benguet to ensure that the coronavirus is kept at bay. Remember to follow these protocols responsibly, and you’ll have a memorable summer in no time!


Go to Yoorekka Magazine to see more Baguio and Northern Luzon summer spots!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 01, 2021.


Check out this video:


Due to changing quarantine measures, the activities, destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily prohibited or closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please get in touch with the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


Best Places In Baguio, Baguio, Benguet, Summer Destinations, Popular Destinations, Attractions in Baguio

Sun’s out; swan’s out!

Image: @d_chad

In general, Baguio and Benguet are tourist magnets for many reasons, but mainly because of the cool climate that lasts even during summer. These places are also home to key tourist spots and summer destinations that keep locals and guests coming back for more. And as if that’s not enough, they also offer an endless list of delicacies, making them popular food crawl destinations. But although there are many places to visit, frequent tourists would agree that the best places in Baguio stand out for being iconic.

This summer, make up for the lost sunny days of previous years and grab the chance to visit the North once more! Now that restrictions have eased, attractions in Baguio and Benguet have opened their doors to anyone itching to revisit them. If you’re one of those people, check out the best places in Baguio and Benguet to visit this summer!


1. Valley of Colors

Location: Baguio - La Trinidad - Bontoc Road, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Best Places In Baguio

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a splash of color!

Image: @dani.elle0221

Also called “Stobosa”, the Valley of Colors is a small barangay consisting of colorful houses that serve as a resettlement area in La Trinidad. The site also becomes famous in La Trinidad, Benguet. Residents and volunteers decided to color the houses to look more eye-catching. Once you reach the site, a hanging bridge allows you to take vibrant photos with the valley as your background. You can also go up a flight of stairs to get a better view of the place.


2. BenCab Museum

Location: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Rates:
General admission - PhP150
Students with valid Philippine school-issued ID - PhP120
Senior citizens/PWD with valid Philippine government-issued ID - PhP100


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Baguio

There’s nothing like appreciating art on a warm summer day

Image: BenCab Museum Facebook page

This summer, take the time to explore Baguio’s rich Cordilleran heritage at the BenCab Museum. The BenCab Museum was erected in honor of Filipino national artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera or BenCab. The museum strongly promotes Cordillera’s culture and the preservation, protection, and conservation of the environment, making it a must-visit Baguio tourist destination. It houses his original artworks, some of which showcase the beauty and diversity of the Cordilleran culture. Along with paintings, also on exhibit are granary gods, lime containers, native implements, and various indigenous arts and crafts of the Cordillerans.


3. Burnham Park

Location: Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Rates:
Swan boat - PhP60/hour
With rower - additional PhP25
Boat for groups - PhP100/hour (additional PhP25 for rower)


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Benguet

Did you know that Burnham Park is dubbed the “Mother of all parks”?

Image: @d_chad

One of the many ways to beat the summer heat is taking a relaxing boat ride at Burnham Park. The park is one of the popular destinations in Baguio for a tropical summer experience. Fun fact: while the country was under quarantine, it was reported that different flowers of colors and sizes blossomed all around the park, making it twice as beautiful as before! Besides boat riding, you can also try other activities at the place, such as jogging, biking, and having a picnic.



4. Lion’s Head

Location: Kennon Road, Baguio, Benguet
Rates: Available upon request


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Popular Destinations

The pretty blue skies and green mountains make Lion’s Head twice scenic.

Image: @sweetyhannah02

The Lion’s Head statue in Benguet is considered one of the most iconic landmarks located along Kennon Road. Lions Club of Baguio conceptualized the 40-feet tall figure, and it has been standing for a good 49 years. Although natural calamities and vandalism have damaged it over the years, the sculpture continues to stand thanks to renovation efforts. Up until today, the Lion’s Head continues to be a legendary part of the city that draws both tourists and locals for an epic summer destination.


5. Botanical Garden

Location: 37 Leonard Wood Rd., 2602 Baguio City
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fee: Free entrance fee; picture taking with Native Igorots - PhP20 per photo


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, Attractions in Baguio

Be surrounded by nothing but flowers, pine trees, and serenity at this picturesque garden.

Image: @metropinesinn

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Baguio City and enjoy a quiet time with Mother Nature at this Baguio City tourist spotBaguio Botanical Garden. Also known as the Igorot Village, the park promotes the beautiful culture of native Igorots. Get to see them in their traditional clothes and take memorable snapshots with them for PhP20 per photo. The place is also filled with bronze stone statues that showcase the rituals of the Cordilleran tribes.


6. Amare La Cucina

Location: #1 Villamor Drive,Brgy Lualhati, Albergo Hotel Unit-122A, Baguio City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Rates: Meals start at PhP250


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, baguio tourist spot

Go old school this sunny season and try these tasty brick-oven dishes!

Image: Amare La Cucina Facebook page

Satisfy your stomach and fill your soul with comfort by dining in at Amare La Cucina! It serves a wide selection of wood-fired brick oven pizzas and kinds of pasta. Some must-tries include the Meaty 3 Cheese Pasta, Ultimate Cheesy Pasta, Foie Gras Pizza, and Gorgonzola Pizza. If you still have room for dessert, you can try Eddie’s Sans Rival cake. The pizzeria is sure to take your taste buds on a gastronomic trip to Italy without having to leave the country.



7. Ridgewood Hotel

Location: 17 Julian Felipe Street, Barangay Lualhati, Baguio City
Rates: Available upon request


Best Places In Baguio and Benguet for Summer Trips, places to visit in baguio

Nothing can beat a summer vacation filled with relaxation.

Image: Ridgewood Hotel Facebook page

Ridgewood Hotel is a quaint hotel in Baguio that exudes a homey, rustic, and modern atmosphere. Its charming log interiors perfectly complement Baguio’s crisp, relaxing ambiance. Guest rooms are equipped with basic amenities, including complimentary breakfast for two and a 24-hour hot and cold water supply; suites have kitchens and verandas; apartelles offer complimentary breakfasts for four and are suitable for large groups. The hotel also boasts delicious delicacies created by their very own employees. You can book a stay in the hotel’s guest rooms, suites, and apartelles.

February 2022 Update: Ridgewood Hotel still hasn’t officially reopened. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ridgewoodhotel/, to be the first to know when they resume operations!


Keep in mind that there are a few guidelines and requirements that you must comply with before visiting Baguio and Benguet to ensure that the coronavirus is kept at bay. Remember to follow these protocols responsibly, and you’ll have a memorable summer in no time!


Go to Yoorekka Magazine to see more Baguio and Northern Luzon summer spots!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 01, 2021.


Check out this video:



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Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.

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