If you like travelling and experiencing adventures from different parts of the Philippines, then you may heard the Panagbenga Festival which is an annual celebration in Baguio City, the summer capital of the country. Panagbenga Festival or the Baguio Flower Festival celebrates the blooming season of flowers in the city and also the prosperity that it had achieved for a whole year. The Panagbenga Festival usually starts every 1st of February up until the first Sunday of March. And while you're there, here are some of the things that you can do:
1. One of the best things that you can do is of course, to watch the Grand Float Parade which is the main highlight of the festival. But before watching the parade, here are few tips that you must know. The best spot to watch the parade is in front row, so you must be there early if you want to have the best view and it might get hotter in the afternoon. But if you like watching from afar and escape the ocean of people near the parade grounds, then the best place for you is on top of the roof, specifically on the roof of Maharlika building. Locals also say that the view from the footbridge has the best view of the parade.
2. Second on the list of things that you can do during the Panagbenga festival is to indulge in the Baguio's local cuisine. There are many restaurants that you can choose from but there are those that stand out as the best restaurants in Baguio. You can try the Hill Station which is one of the best restaurants in Baguio that is located on the ground floor of Casa Vallejo. The food is great but it's a little bit on the expensive side. But I must say that it's worth every centavo. The food tastes great and the location is also great because it is situated in a century old building that is recently renovated.
3. The last on my list is to ENJOY... Your itinerary must be full but be sure to enjoy all the sights and sounds that this city has to offer. Walking around the city may be simple but the important thing is that you are enjoying what you are doing.
I am sure that you will never run out of things to do during the Panagbenga Festival. Always remember that it is best enjoyed with your family and loved ones. Happy trip!
To add to a family fun experience, book only your hotel accommodations at the coolest hotel in Baguio City.