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5 Popular Spots in Baguio for a Fun Solo Summer Trip

Traveling solo? The City of Pines is a popular summer destination!

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | March 01, 2021

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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!


Spots in Baguio this summer

Baguio’s lush pine forests and cool atmosphere hit differently when you travel alone.

Image: Camp John Hay Facebook Page

Solo traveling is fun for all sorts of reasons. It may seem risky and scary, but it’s actually a pretty good way of practicing independence, self-discipline, and even self-discovery! It’s also relatively cheaper; plus, traveling alone means you have full control over your time and itinerary.

This 2021, give solo travel a shot and head up to one of the best travel locations in the Philippines: Baguio City! Whether you’ve visited the City of Pines before or you’re traveling to the place for the first time, these spots in Baguio this summer won’t fail to stun you. To get you excited, here’s a list of lovely destinations in the province that you can go to when traveling alone. Read on to see five spots in Baguio this summer you can head to!


1. Camp John Hay

Location: Loakan Road, Baguio City


Baguio

Enjoy some time alone at this peaceful park.

Image: @nicole.dumlao

Get lost while being surrounded by Mother Nature in Camp John Hay. The place is perfect for anyone who is in need of a relaxing respite from Baguio City’s hustle and bustle. The park has attractions and activities like the butterfly garden, horseback riding, and rappelling. Due to changing measures, it’s best to check the park’s social media account to see which activities and attractions are available before you visit.



2. The Mansion

Location: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City


solo travel

The Mansion’s main gate is said to be a replica of the gate at Buckingham Palace.

Image: @kaimelyb

One of the most picturesque places in Baguio City is The Mansion. Its Spanish colonial exteriors were neatly preserved, and this instantly takes all its guests on a quick time travel to the country’s past. There is also a small museum filled with art collections of former presidents which is open to tourists. If you’re more interested in snapping photos, you can choose to capture the scenery surrounding the palace or take selfies from the gate with the Mansion as your background.


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3. La Casa Bianca Cafe and Spa

Location: 13 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Operating hours:
Spa - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cafe - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM*
Rates:
Spa facial treatment starts at PhP350
Meals start at PhP150


best travel locations in the Philippines

Check out what this pretty white house has in store for you!

Image: La Casa Bianca Facebook Page

While La Casa Bianca seems like a regular ancestral house on the outside, the inside actually has so much more to offer. The place is a spa, cafe, and hotel rolled in one. If you’re planning on getting yourself pampered, you can avail the spa’s various relaxing services including a facial, body scrub, massage, and wax treatment. You can also dine in at the cafe after self-pampering and try some of its scrumptious dishes such as the herb grilled chicken, Salisbury steak, and garlic buttered shrimp.


4. Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co.

Location: 34 Paterno Street, South Drive Road, Beside South Drive Manor Hotel, Baguio City
Operating hours:
Weekdays - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (last call: 8:00 PM)
Weekends - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (last 9:00 PM)
Rates: Meals start at PhP150


City of Pines

Here’s where you can enjoy seafood meals while basking in a garden ambiance.

Image: Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co. Facebook Page

Indulge yourself in hearty pastries and beverages at the Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co. The cafe serves a series of Italian-inspired dishes that can make your heart happy and your tummy satisfied. While you’re here, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of their Korean seafood ramen, carbonara pizza, and seafood in rose sauce pasta.



5. Diplomat Hotel

Location: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road, Baguio City


tourist spots in Baguio

Face your fears and visit this eerie hotel alone.

Image: @thetravel123

The Diplomat Hotel is known for the paranormal activities that occur in the place. It was formerly a refugee center of Dominicans which was turned into Japanese headquarters during World War II. This alone probably explains the frequent ghostly sightings in the area. However, apart from its dark and creepy atmosphere, you can’t ignore its rustic beauty and charm. Don’t forget to capture a lovely picture of this iconic place when you visit!


Note that Baguio City is implementing a set of safety protocols, so be sure to check in with the authorities and comply with the needed requirements and guidelines for a hassle-free solo getaway. Say safe and have a fun and memorable trip!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


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!


Spots in Baguio this summer

Baguio’s lush pine forests and cool atmosphere hit differently when you travel alone.

Image: Camp John Hay Facebook Page

Solo traveling is fun for all sorts of reasons. It may seem risky and scary, but it’s actually a pretty good way of practicing independence, self-discipline, and even self-discovery! It’s also relatively cheaper; plus, traveling alone means you have full control over your time and itinerary.

This 2021, give solo travel a shot and head up to one of the best travel locations in the Philippines: Baguio City! Whether you’ve visited the City of Pines before or you’re traveling to the place for the first time, these spots in Baguio this summer won’t fail to stun you. To get you excited, here’s a list of lovely destinations in the province that you can go to when traveling alone. Read on to see five spots in Baguio this summer you can head to!


1. Camp John Hay

Location: Loakan Road, Baguio City


Baguio

Enjoy some time alone at this peaceful park.

Image: @nicole.dumlao

Get lost while being surrounded by Mother Nature in Camp John Hay. The place is perfect for anyone who is in need of a relaxing respite from Baguio City’s hustle and bustle. The park has attractions and activities like the butterfly garden, horseback riding, and rappelling. Due to changing measures, it’s best to check the park’s social media account to see which activities and attractions are available before you visit.



2. The Mansion

Location: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City


solo travel

The Mansion’s main gate is said to be a replica of the gate at Buckingham Palace.

Image: @kaimelyb

One of the most picturesque places in Baguio City is The Mansion. Its Spanish colonial exteriors were neatly preserved, and this instantly takes all its guests on a quick time travel to the country’s past. There is also a small museum filled with art collections of former presidents which is open to tourists. If you’re more interested in snapping photos, you can choose to capture the scenery surrounding the palace or take selfies from the gate with the Mansion as your background.


Find more tourist spots in Baguio when you go to Yoorekka.


3. La Casa Bianca Cafe and Spa

Location: 13 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Operating hours:
Spa - 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cafe - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM*
Rates:
Spa facial treatment starts at PhP350
Meals start at PhP150


best travel locations in the Philippines

Check out what this pretty white house has in store for you!

Image: La Casa Bianca Facebook Page

While La Casa Bianca seems like a regular ancestral house on the outside, the inside actually has so much more to offer. The place is a spa, cafe, and hotel rolled in one. If you’re planning on getting yourself pampered, you can avail the spa’s various relaxing services including a facial, body scrub, massage, and wax treatment. You can also dine in at the cafe after self-pampering and try some of its scrumptious dishes such as the herb grilled chicken, Salisbury steak, and garlic buttered shrimp.


4. Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co.

Location: 34 Paterno Street, South Drive Road, Beside South Drive Manor Hotel, Baguio City
Operating hours:
Weekdays - 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (last call: 8:00 PM)
Weekends - 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (last 9:00 PM)
Rates: Meals start at PhP150


City of Pines

Here’s where you can enjoy seafood meals while basking in a garden ambiance.

Image: Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co. Facebook Page

Indulge yourself in hearty pastries and beverages at the Secret Garden Resto & Cafe Co. The cafe serves a series of Italian-inspired dishes that can make your heart happy and your tummy satisfied. While you’re here, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of their Korean seafood ramen, carbonara pizza, and seafood in rose sauce pasta.



5. Diplomat Hotel

Location: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road, Baguio City


tourist spots in Baguio

Face your fears and visit this eerie hotel alone.

Image: @thetravel123

The Diplomat Hotel is known for the paranormal activities that occur in the place. It was formerly a refugee center of Dominicans which was turned into Japanese headquarters during World War II. This alone probably explains the frequent ghostly sightings in the area. However, apart from its dark and creepy atmosphere, you can’t ignore its rustic beauty and charm. Don’t forget to capture a lovely picture of this iconic place when you visit!


Note that Baguio City is implementing a set of safety protocols, so be sure to check in with the authorities and comply with the needed requirements and guidelines for a hassle-free solo getaway. Say safe and have a fun and memorable trip!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


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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