Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Enjoy your vacation in Baguio

Baguio City is undeniably still a place to go for vacations, holidays and relaxation.  It has been and will always be because of the cool climate.  

Here are some tips to enjoy your stay in the City of Pines:
  • Plan your trip at least a month before your trip especially if you are coming from more than 250 kilometers away.
  • Try to contact someone you know in Baguio City to help you find a place to stay if it will not be in one of the hotels or inns.
  • Inform the person if you want to cook meals in the place.  Many places do not provide the cooking range because of risks.
  • Make sure there is good supply of water or reliable water delivery.  Many vacationists get frustrated because of lack of water.
  • Set your budget especially for food, drinks and night-outs.
  • Make sure you have bonnets or hats and thick jackets especially for the months of November to February.

What to expect in Baguio City:
  • Heavy traffic in the main thoroughfares and difficulty to find parking space within the central business district.  SM Baguio has pay parking.
  • Burnham Park is often crowded during weekends and holidays.  
  • Other places you can go to are the Mines View Park, Mansion House and Wright Park - all are close to each other.
  • From mid-morning to mid-afternoon it is not really very cold compare to early evenings and mornings.
  • Baguio City is very strict with people crossing streets.  Use pedestrian lanes or overpasses in the central business district.
  • Follow traffic rules and regulations.  Cars parked in a "No Parking" area will lose their license plates.
  • Plate Number Coding is applicable from Mondays through Fridays except when declared as non-coding due to special occasions or holidays.
Taking note of the above will help you enjoy your stay in Baguio City.

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