Places to Go in Baguio

Places to Go in Baguio
Baguio is called the City of Pines due to the quantity of pine trees in and around the city, and also referred to as the City of Flowers for the same reason. It is a small city constructed by Americans that came to the area for recreation and to help colonize the Philippines. The city is considered the summer capital of the country and is a crowded vacation spot. There are many things to do, including horseback riding, shopping and exploring some of the parks in the area.

Camp John Hay

Originally a U.S. camp, Camp John Hay is now a park and recreation area. The park includes a Jack Nicklaus golf course for those that enjoy the sport as well as a shopping area and hotels. There are places to hike some of the mountains within the park, and plenty of trails and roads to walk, run or use a bicycle. Camping and horseback riding are allowed in certain areas of the park, and picnic areas are set up for your convenience. For a more peaceful setting, there are gardens to wander through where you can enjoy the beautiful flowers.

Camp John Hay
Loakan Road
Baguio City
Philippines 2600


Burnham Park

Burnham Park is located near the center of the city and is an area where many events take place. There is a man-made lake used for boating, and many paved paths for walking or biking. The park has rose gardens that are a must-see when in bloom. There are plenty of places to stop and have a picnic or watch a football game being played in one of the open fields. Tennis and basketball courts are within the park as well as a skating rink and playground for kids.

Green Valley Hotel and Resort

The Green Valley Hotel and Resort used to be a private golf club, but was opened to the public to help with tourist drawl after the earthquake in 1990. The resort is has sports facilities, such as tennis courts, a pool and a gymnasium. It is set on the side of some mountains, which gives its guests the opportunity for some day hikes around the area.

Green Valley Hotel and Resort
Santo Tomas Road,
Baguio 2600 Philippines
(632) 910-4203


Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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