Top 10 things to do in La Union

  1. Surfing at San Juan Beach

    San Juan Beach, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
    Known as the Surfing Capital of the North, San Juan Beach is the perfect spot for surfing enthusiasts of all levels. With its consistent waves, surf schools, and rental shops, everyone can experience the thrill of riding the waves.
  2. Visit the Ma-Cho Temple

    Zandueta Street, Brgy. II, San Fernando City, La Union
    The Ma-Cho Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu. The temple's architecture is a mix of Chinese and Filipino styles, and it features intricate carvings, colorful paintings, and beautiful lanterns.
  3. Explore the Pindangan Ruins

    Brgy. Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union
    The Pindangan Ruins are the remains of an old Spanish church that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1892. Today, the ruins are a popular spot for photographers and history buffs alike, offering a glimpse into the region's colonial past.
  4. Try the Local Cuisine

    Various restaurants and eateries in La Union
    La Union is known for its delicious food, including the famous Ilocos empanada, pinakbet, and bagnet. Visitors can try these dishes at local eateries and restaurants, such as Halo-Halo de Iloko and Tagpuan sa San Juan.
  5. Go on a Vineyard Tour

    Brgy. Bacsil, Bauang, La Union
    The La Union Grape Farm is a 10-hectare vineyard that offers tours and wine tastings. Visitors can learn about the grape-growing process, sample different wines, and even pick their own grapes during the harvest season.
  6. Visit the Tangadan Falls

    Brgy. Tangadan, San Gabriel, La Union
    The Tangadan Falls is a majestic waterfall located in the town of San Gabriel. To reach the falls, visitors must trek through a forest trail and cross a river. The journey is worth it, as the falls offer a refreshing swim and stunning views.
  7. Go on a La Union Heritage Tour

    Various historical sites in La Union
    La Union has a rich history that is reflected in its many heritage sites, such as the Baluarte Watchtower, the Luna Watchtower, and the Bacnotan Church. Visitors can go on a heritage tour to learn about the region's past and admire its architectural gems.
  8. Shop at the San Fernando Public Market

    Zandueta Street, Brgy. II, San Fernando City, La Union
    The San Fernando Public Market is a bustling marketplace that sells everything from fresh produce to souvenirs. Visitors can browse the stalls, haggle with vendors, and sample local delicacies.
  9. Relax at the Bahay na Bato Art Museum

    Brgy. Nalvo Sur, Luna, La Union
    The Bahay na Bato Art Museum is a unique museum that showcases the works of local artists and craftsmen. The museum is housed in a restored bahay na bato, a traditional Filipino house made of stone and wood, and features a garden and a cafe.
  10. Attend the La Union Surf Break Festival

    Various locations in San Juan, La Union
    The La Union Surf Break Festival is an annual event that celebrates the region's surfing culture. The festival features surfing competitions, live music, food stalls, and other activities that attract surfers and visitors from all over the world.