Known as the ‘Summer Capital of the Philippines’, the city’s cold climate, owing to an elevation of around 1,500 meters above sea level, has made it a popular tourist destination especially from visitors from Metro Manila and other neighboring cities wanting to escape the intense summer heat.
Originally a hill station during the American Colonial Period, with landmarks and buildings named after American architects and governor-generals such as Burnham Park, Wright Park, and Camp John Hay.
Although Baguio’s weather varies throughout the year, visitors can always expect colder temperatures compared to anywhere else in the Philippines all year round. It also features many options for both indoor and outdoor activities making it a great destination to visit any time of the year.
Activities such as horseback riding, lake boating, and other park adventure rides are popular among families, while the city’s iconic restaurants, dessert houses, coffee shops, and nearby strawberry farms are always on the list for foodie visitors.