Every month is a good time to visit the City of Pines but here’s why February is the best!
Baguio City is now around 4 hours away from Manila. For the longest time, it has been a favorite quick escape by many, especially around December to April. There are a lot of reasons why you should go to Baguio, but allow us to share why it is recommended to check out the place during this time of the year.
Here are 5 reasons why you should go to Baguio this February!
5. It’s the coolest month of the year!
Time to wear your favorite sweater out of your closets and enjoy the cold weather before the summer season arrives! You won’t even need air-conditioner and even electric fan! Last February, Baguio had its lowest temperature at 11 degrees Celsius so make sure you come prepared and don’t miss this!
4. Flowers are in full bloom!
Aside from being the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is also known as the City of Flowers. So the local government annually organizes a month-long celebration of the Panagbenga Festival. All activities lined up are the tribute to the city’s blossoms so expect all the colors and the fresh smell of flowers surround you this season. February 24 will be the street dance party celebration and on February 25 will be the flower float parade. It is expected to have a lot of tourists going up to Baguio for the festival. In 2017, there are estimated 1.3 million tourists went to celebrate with the locals.
Flowers highlighting our very own Philippine flag. 🌷🌹🌼🌻🍀 #BaguioBeautiful 02.28.2016 Grand Float Parade 📷 Photo Credit: Jonathan Ponce Javier facebook account ☆ Album: Panagbenga 2016 – The Colors #Panagbenga2016 #Panagbenga #BaguioFlowerFestival #Float #GrandFloatParade #PhilippineFlag #ThreeStarsAndaSun #flowers #blooms #blossoms #BaguioCity #wheninBaguio #itsmorefuninthePhilippines
3. An entire street turns into a promenade
Not only flowers bloom in Baguio every February, so does the famous Session Road. An annual week-long event called “Session Road in Bloom” closes the entire street and converts it into your one-stop-shop. Those who love to go shopping can buy marked down price of various products in the region! Products from the Cordillera and other regions across the country are available for viewing and purchase while you also enjoy various foods, drinks, and entertainment.
Banda Kawayan Pilipinas in Baguio City March 5, 2017 for Session Road in Bloom, closing event of Panagbenga Festival. #Panagbenga #baguiocity #villacordillera #BaguioCountryClub #sessionroad #sessionroadinbloom2017 #bandakawayan #BandakawayanPilipinas #tourismbaguio #Marimba #angklung #bumbong #tourismphl #filipiniana #reneesalud #baguio #bambooband #bambooorchestra #bamboo #bamboomusic #philippines #filipinomusic #worldclass #Mallet
2. Immerse yourself in arts and culture the entire month
Visit any time of the month and witness a grand display of Baguio’s creativity and rich heritage. From the art and painting competition to the kite flying competition to cultural shows up to the most awaited Grand Street Dance and Float Parade, Baguio always brings something new and wonderful for their spectators.
1. Your vacation is a show of support
You may think you’re only traveling for your sake but your simple visit means a lot to the local communities and entrepreneurs of Baguio. You enjoy and celebrate the month of arts and love in this beautiful city, plus you can also have a deeper understanding of their cultural heritage.
What makes you come or go back to Baguio? Share it with us in the comments below!
Featured image by the author, Inah Solacito.