Often known as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio's cool climate and history attract tourists from all around the country. Located in northern Luzon, Baguio is a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. The Panagbenga Festival, the annual flower festival, is celebrated each February to showcase Baguio's rich cultural heritage.
Burnham Park is a popular urban park located at the heart of Baguio. It was named after the American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for the city. The park includes a manmade lake, a skating rink, Orchidarium, Rose Garden, Igorot Garden and so on.
Completed in 1936, Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral, better known as Baguio Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Its distinctive pink exterior, twin spires and stained glass windows make it a popular tourist attraction in Baguio. It served as an evacuation centre under the Japanese Occupation during Second World War.
Session Road is the main thoroughfare of Baguio and is the main hub of what is called the Baguio Central Business District. Session Road derives its name from the fact that it used to lead up to the old Baden-Powell Hall, where the Philippine Commission held its sessions in 1904 and officially initiated the use of Baguio as the Philippine Summer Capital. Today, the area is filled with banks, shops, restaurants, bakeries, hotels, newsstands, boutiques, and studios.
Mines View Park is an overlook park on the northeastern outskirts of Baguio. Located on a land promontory 4 km from downtown Baguio, the observation deck overlooks the mining town of Itogon, particularly the abandoned gold and copper mines, and offers a glimpse of the Amburayan Valley.
Mount Pulag is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,926 metres above sea level and it is the third highest mountain in the Philippines. Mount Pulag is famous for its "sea of clouds" and the view of the Milky Way Galaxy at dawn, which has attracted many tourists who wish to see the "other-worldly" scenery. Mount Pulag also attracts a lot of mountain climbers. Highlights of the climb include the montane forests and the grassland summit with its "sea of clouds" phenomenon. There are four trails leading up to the peak.