It’s February again and that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here in the academy, it’s also the season of Monol Magic! Students may have found the right one in a person called ‘classmate’, so it’s the perfect time to hang out together for those feelings to bloom like the flowers just in time with Panagbenga!
Either too cheesy or too much love in the air, you’ve got to check out these lovey-dovey destinations for a memorable date:
For the Artsy Couple:
Love is beautiful and so is art! As a student, a museum date is very fulfilling in both romantic and academic aspects. You get to immerse yourself in art, discover different cultures, and spend quality time with your partner. Situated at Km 6, Asin Road, the museum holds the works of national artist Benedicto Cabrera, hence the name BenCab.
Here you’ll also find exhibits from other artists, as well as the famous erotica gallery and a garden where you can stroll around. To finish it all off, you can grab a bite to eat at the museum’s Cafe Sabel, named after BenCab’s muse in his paintings, where they serve home cooked dishes with farm fresh ingredients.
For the Outdoorsy Pair:
It’s a given that Baguio’s scenery is definitely a feast for the eyes. Plus, with the outdoors, there’s so much to discover! Step outside campus and enjoy a lovely picnic under the pine trees in Camp John Hay, and afterward take part in trekking an eco-trail and zip lining. If you’re up to a challenge, you can also try hiking popular mountains near Baguio like Mt. Yangbew/Jumbo or Mt. Kalugong, both located in La Trinidad.
If you’re into simple and close to town activities, you can always ride a bike and go boating in Burnham Park. This date idea is like the equivalent of the traditional ‘I love you!’ plus it’s a must-experience in Baguio. Don’t forget to try out Burnham delicacies like ice cream and ice-scramble.
For the Ultimate Food Date:
As they say, food is a love language, and Camping Date located in Legarda Road translates that into Korean cuisine and unique dining experience. Customers ‘camp’ indoors while enjoying specialties such as Korean chicken and pizza. It’s both a gastronomical adventure and a date to remember. It’s also a nice change of pace from campus food.
But if you really want to treat your partner to some chocolate for the heart’s day, Tsokolateria (Upper Session road) is a great cafe where you can enjoy the best Filipino hot chocolate. It’s made from roasted cacao beans and you can partner it with mouth-watering food from their menu.
To top it all off, you can celebrate the end of a wonderful date by grabbing a bite of cake. Vizco’s, located at Session Road, is famous for their cakes especially their Strawberry Shortcake. A sweet ending to a delightful Valentine!