The city of Baguio is found on a mountain at lofty heights, reachable from the lowlands only after several hours of driving. Still, the attractions packed densely into its small area drew 1.6 travelers in 2017. Dubbed as the City of Pines and the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio fascinates partly because of its cool weather--but also because of its thriving culinary scene and its pockets of nature amidst the urbanized chaos. As it is with mountains, the artistic spirit runs strong here, from creative communities to works of beauty in surprising places. Its overall effect is refreshing, both for the senses and the spirit.