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A Nearer Baguio

Tagaytay, Philippines


If you are looking for a cold place nearest to the city, I would suggest that you visit Tagaytay. Unlike Baguio which is located Miles away from the city, Tagaytay provides a very convenient getaway. And of course it costs less than going to Baguio City.

Tagaytay is situated in Batangas, near the famous Lake Taal. Tagaytay is not as cold as compared to Baguio, but its gentle winds and fine weather make it perfect for relaxation. There are a couple of clubs that provide great accomodation and recreation, such as Tagaytay Highlands. Some of the famous activities that you can do in Tagaytay are the followign: horseback riding, camping, dining, and even casino. When in town, it is a must to vist Mount Taal, which is a volcano in the middle of the Lake.

Tagaytay is one of the most accessible places that offers cool weather and great sights.


permalink written by  On Foot on February 24, 2007 from Tagaytay, Philippines
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tagged Lake, Cool, Camping, Mount, Tagaytay, Taal, Baguio, HorsebackRiding and Gambling

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Camp John Hay

Baguio, Philippines


Camp John Hay used to be the Rest and Recreation center of the United States Army personnel in the Philippines. Because of its cool climate, the area was suitable and ideal for the American army. Today, Camp John Hay is a beautiful vacation spot in Baguio City. It is the resort of the mountains.

The moment you enter Camp John Hay, you will be astonished by its beauty. You will notice a large bentgreen grass-filled golf course within the camp that is designed by Jack Niclaus, which is accessible to members and nonmembers alike. It is also great to cruise the pine tree-lined roads while feeling the cool breeze and viewing the beautiful landscape. Camp John Hay also has great hotels such as The Manor Hotel, a shopping center, and a convention center. Although the camp has changed over time, it still remains a wonderful and relaxing place for everyone.

permalink written by  On Foot on August 31, 2007 from Baguio, Philippines
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tagged Golf, Philippines, Baguio, North, Recreation, UnitedStatesArmy and Manor

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Mines View Park

Baguio, Philippines


One of the most popular and most visited spots in Baguio City is Mines View Park. It is the most visited park in the city which lays on a gentle slope that overlooks Benguet's gold and copper mines The park has a wide observation deck where you can experience a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Minesview park is usually the next stop after visiting the Mansion and Wright Park. Once you enter the park, you will pass winding stone-covered pathway that slopes downward leading to the observation deck. There are also rock benches that lay along the pathway where you can simply rest and enjoy the view. I recommend that you visit the park in the morning because fog starts to move in during the afternoon, which obstructs the view. Of course, there is a wide assortment of “pasalubong” or gifts that make Minesview Park an enjoyable place.

permalink written by  On Foot on October 18, 2007 from Baguio, Philippines
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tagged Park, Philippines, Baguio, North and Benguet

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Burnham Park

Baguio, Philippines


If you are on a budget, and would like to spend the afternoon in a laid back environment, Burnham Park is the place to be. The park is situated at the heart of Baguio City. It is is centered around a man-made lake.

One of the famous activities you can indulge in is skating. A circular skating rink allows you to rent skates, and it is located at the southern end of the park. There are also basketball and tennis courts for the active sports enthusiast. Other things you can find at Burnham Park are a few restaurants, children's playground, outdoor kiosks, and an orchidarium. The football Field hosts lots of activities such as parades, concerts, carnivals, and display booths. If you plan to visit Burnham Park, do not forget to bring your camera to capture great moments with family and friends. Burnham Park is one simple and enjoyable ways you can spend your time in the city.

permalink written by  On Foot on October 26, 2007 from Baguio, Philippines
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tagged Park, Skating, Philippines, Baguio, North, Recreation and Fauna

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