Finally, here’s to conclude my Back To Baguio (With Mama) travel series. We ended up our whole day tour by exploring the so called “mother of all parks” in Baguio, the Burnham Park! It’s like Baguio’s counterpart of Luneta of Manila. It was designed and named after Daniel Hudson Burnham. It is generally a very huge park with an overwhelming amount of attractions to visit.
My mom and I were actually very tired and exhausted after all that trips we had so we didn’t get the chance to explore the place in full extent but we were able to embrace the beauty of this park and those wonderful scenery.
Burnham Park covers a huge 32.84 hectares of land which is composed of 12 cluster areas including the Burnham Lagoon, Children Playground, a Skating Rink, Rose Garden, Orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones Grandstand, Baguio Athletic Bowl, Picnic Grove, Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World and Sunshine Park. The park is just few walks away from other notable landmarks and restaurants like the Baguio Cathedral, Cafe By The Ruins, and the Baguio City Market.
One of the most popular areas in Burnham park is this man-made lake situtated at the heart of the this huge park. It is the center attractions in Baguio where tourists can actually rent those row boats with interesting shapes and designs. There are swans and other boats that are merely inspired from fairytale and cartoon characters. A boat ride (pedal or row) will cost you Php150 per hour /Php100 for 30 mins and if you know how to operate the boat and you don’t need a rower to guide you, you can actually rent the boat for unlimited time for Php250
This was actually my first time to see a great amount of willow trees in one place.
Not too far from the lagoon is another crowded area, the Children Playground. Here, visitors can rent bikes and scooters. Bike rental will cost you Php40 per hour for BMX and Mountain Bike while Go Kart and Sidecars can be rented for Php50 per hour
Well we didn’t get the chance to explore the other areas in Burnham Park but there’s always a next time right? Generally, my mom and I enjoyed our day tour Baguio trip and I promised to bring her back in this place but in DIY tour and a much longer stay!
How to Get to the Wright Park and The Mansion
►Going to Baguio has never a hassle anymore. There are so many transit buses in the Metro that will take you directly to Baguio (Victory Liner and Genesis buses are two of the common bus companies that offers buses bound to the Summer capital of the Philippines. It is going to be 5-7 hours long travel and a one way ride may cost you up to Php450 or above. All places in Baguio can now be reached via jeepney or tricycle.
►You can take jeepneys bound to this park. From there, you will find different terminals that can actually take you to different Baguio destinations
Where to stay in Baguio
► There are many places to stay while in Baguio. There are many transient houses, budget hotels and even a bedspace. This will depend on your budget but based on my own experiences, it is really ideal to book your stay ahead. I got most of bookings at TravelBookPH (due to the great discounts I usually get from them). You can check this List of Hotels In Baguio for your budget-friendly guide!
Just in case you missed, here are the links to my Back To Baguio with Mama Escapade:
►Things You Should Know Before Visiting The Strawberry Farm of Benguet
►Camp John Hay
►Saint Joseph The Worker Parish
►Things To Do When Visiting The Wright Park and the Mansion
►Things To Do When Visiting The Mines View Park
This post concludes my Baguio escapade with my mom and my next travel series will be up real soon. This time, we are exploring the capital of the Philippines, Manila!
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You might also want to check my previous Baguio-related Entries below
►Panagbenga Festival Grand Float Parade 2016
►Wright Park And The Mansion
►Mines View Park
►Cordillera World Museum
►Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
►Things To Buy When Visiting Baguio
►Things To Consider and To Expect Before Going to 2017 Panagbenga Flower Festival
►Side Trips in Baguio During the Panagbenga Flower Festival