I went to Baguio to celebrate my birthday last month with my parents. This wasn’t my first visit to Baguio, but this is my first time I’m blogging about it. I’m not sure when was the last time I’ve been here before this trip. I think it was during our college field trip that was a couple of years ago. Our first stop was at the giant lion’s head. I just took pictures of it then we move on with our journey. Haha.
Because our car was coding that day, we stopped by the police station to ask where are the areas that has number coding in effect so that we can avoid it. While my dad was conversing with the police, I saw this tarpaulin that caught my attention: “Simple Things the Baguio City Police Shall Do for the City” and “Simple Things I Can Do to Help the BCPO”. Cool isn’t it!
Actually, we don’t have itinerary prepared. Since there is no number coding at Mine’s View Park, we decided to have our lunch here and then explore the area. I’ll do a separate blog where we ate our lunch in my next entry.
Mine’s View Park is a popular tourist attraction that should never be missed when visiting Baguio. It has a beautiful scenery that tourists can enjoy.
As you walk along the stone-covered stairway, you’ll see a bench where you can take your photos with the Saint Bernard at Php 10 for 4 shots and Php 10 per shot with the horses.
At the far end of the park is the observation deck. From the observation deck, you will be able to have a clear view of the surrounding mountains.
You can also rent costumes and have unlimited picture taking for only Php 10.
After our trip to the Mine’s View Park, we headed towards Good Shepherd to buy goodies for our “pasalubong“.
Store Hours: Monday – Friday and Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM; Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Next stop was the Mansion. The Mansion is the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines.
Just right across the Mansion House is the Wright Park. It has an elongated rectangular pool known as the “Pool of Pines”
The last stop of our adventure was the Burnham park. It was named after the American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city.
This is the place where one enjoys boating with rented boats.
They also have bike rentals at the side. You can rent either single bikes, tandem bikes or even bikes with side cars.
Due to time constraint, I wasn’t able to explore the other parts of Baguio City. I’ll be posting the hotel where we stay and the places where we eat in my succeeding entries.
I’m so blessed to be able to spend a vacation in a nice cool-weathered place together with my loved ones. I’m looking forward to visit the other parts of Baguio City in the future. What other tourist spots in Baguio did I miss?