Baguio: The Best Place to Chill

Baguio has been widely known to be the summer capital of the Philippines due to its high altitude of approximately 1,610 metres which is good respite especially for those who want to escape from the scorching heat of the summer season. Being a tropical country, most of the places in the Philippines experience a hot and dry season from February to June forcing people to go out of town on weekends and holidays to have a short escape from the hot and humid temperatures. This is when Baguio City becomes a popular choice to avoid the summer heat and just chill.

What makes Baguio a favorite especially for families is that it offers a number of tourist spots where each and every family member can enjoy and have a great time. Moms and dads can have some quality time together walking along Burnham Park while the kids can go boating with rented boats at the man-made lake or play at the Children's Park and the Orchidarium which are all situated within the park. Another interesting tourist spot that must not be missed is Mines View where tourists can have a scenic view of the mountainside. There are lots of things that you can do at this park. You can take a picture of yourself wearing a traditional Igorot costume or with a giant St. Bernard, go horseback riding, try out different types of delicacies or simply shop for various Igorot products. And if you’re looking for the best pasalubong then don’t miss out the purple yam made by the nuns of the Good Shepherd Sisters.

If you can’t live without malls then you surely won’t be disappointed because SM City Bagiuo is just a few minutes away from the city center. What’s interesting about this mall is that it is the first SM mall which does not use an airconditioning system. They also feature a number of verandas where one could have a good view of the whole city. Not too far from the mall is the ever popular Session Road where all kinds of fun activities can be done such as food tripping, jamming and shopping.

What makes Baguio a darling for travelers and tourists is that it offers various kinds of activities for everyone to enjoy. With a number of interesting sites, good food, friendly people and a cool climate all year round, there’s no doubt that Baguio should be included in your must-visit places in the Philippines.