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Baguio City, also known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” is famous for its cool climate, vibrant culture, lush landscapes, and rich history. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning traveler, there’s always something new to discover. Here’s our recommended one-day itinerary for your first visit.

Morning – Explore Nature

Photo by: Vinx Xyruss Rimorin via SaBaguio Facebook Group

Start your day early with a relaxing walk around Burnham Park, a beautiful expanse of green located at the heart of the city. It offers various recreational activities, such as boating, biking, and even outdoor exercises.

Photo by: Maria Camille Manalansan-Mahusay via SaBaguio Facebook Group

After your stroll, treat yourself to a hearty breakfast at Choco-late de Batirol, located inside Camp John Hay. Indulge in traditional Filipino breakfast dishes and a warm cup of their signature tsokolate.

Afternoon – Dive into History and Culture

Photo by: Carlo Lovendino via SaBaguio Facebook Group

Your afternoon will be filled with cultural immersion. Start with a visit to The Mansion, the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of its iconic gated entrance.

Photo by: Carlo Lovendino via SaBaguio Facebook Group

A short walk from The Mansion leads you to the Botanical Garden, showcasing beautiful gardens.

Photo by: Ac Camaclang via SaBaguio Facebook Group

Evening – Shopping and Night Market Experience

In the evening, head over to Session Road for a bit of shopping. It is Baguio’s main commercial street, filled with boutiques, and restaurants.

Cap off your day at Baguio Night Market along Harrison Road. Here, you’ll find a vast array of goods, from second-hand clothing (also known as “Ukay-Ukay”) to local handicrafts and street food. It’s the perfect place to score unique souvenirs and tasty local snacks.

Photo by: Ar Jay via SaBaguio Facebook Group

This itinerary is just a glimpse of what Baguio City offers. Each visit can be a different experience as you uncover more of its charm. Enjoy your trip and make beautiful memories!

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