Chill Things to Do in Baguio City
Baguio City is one of the go-to places if you just want to get away from the hustle and hot weather of Manila. Just like us, many of you have probably been to Baguio for the nth time. But we never get tired of visiting this place. There is always something chill to do when you are in the City of Pines.
Here are some of our favorites:
Watching the Sunrise
I know it’s hard to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, especially if you are cowering under the sheets amidst the cold weather. But getting up earlier does come with its advantages. We all know that Mine’s View Park is one of the most visited parks in Baguio but when you go there before the sun is up, the place is much less crowded and you get the best possible view when the sun rises. The reward of seeing the sun rise over the mountains is really worth waking up early to.
Relax at the parks
Baguio is teeming with parks to visit. Burnham Park, Camp John Hay, Wright Park, Mines View park among others. If you are not into touristy activities, you can just walk around and enjoy the cool weather or you can just take a seat somewhere and relax.
If you are just lounging around the park, why not people-watch? You can also do this chilling at their plaza or marketplace or even just walking along Session Road or anywhere around the city. This may not everybody’s cup of tea, but I think it’s really fascinating to watch people. That’s why we enjoy our trips in Baguio even though we commute because we get to walk around, discover places and maximize enjoying the cool weather. You don’t want your vacation time to be wasted in traffic, do you? Plus you don’t add to the traffic and pollution of the city too.
Enjoy like a Kid
If you think there is nothing much else for you to do, why not have fun and go where the kids are? Many times, we just go to Baguio, eat, see the sites and leave. But when we went out for a walk, we discovered a mini theme park with bump cars, carousels, and skate parks for kids. We rode the bump car and we also got to try the go-cart bikes around the park. Needless to say, there were a lot of adults who were enjoying the activities as much as the kids.
Weekend Night “Wagwagan”
The city’s “wagwagan” is really something else. If you have a penchant for thrift shopping and binging on street food, this one is for you. One side of the Harrison road gets closed to accommodate all the sellers and shoppers alike. Just note that it gets to be really crowded. But if you don’t feel like shopping, let us go back to our favorite activity – people-watching.
Aside from the cool weather, this is the main reason we go back to Baguio on a regular basis. There are a lot of eats that we crave for that’s why we have to make a separate post about that so, watch out for it.
Here’s a video of our recent trip: