Tagaytay is among the most famous choice for both local and international tourists who want to have a day trip or quick weekend getaway. People love to come to Tagaytay for different reasons, such as the cooler climate, scenic and refreshing sights and different variety of restaurants offering gastronomic delights to all visitors. There is so many things to do in Tagaytay.
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If you are in planning to have a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan areas. Tagaytay is the best place to be. While you are in Tagaytay, the following are some of the things to do in Tagaytay you shouldn’t miss out.
Hike to Taal Lake
For people with an adventurous streak, a great activity you should definitely try is to go on boat ride tours to and around Taal Lake. As well as to go on a Trekking adventure around Taal Crater Lake. It’s definitely one of the more popular things to do in Tagaytay.
In case you don’t know it yet, Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the world. And seeing it for yourself is an experience you will surely treasure for a lifetime.
Make Your Brain Cells Work at the Puzzle Mansion
The Puzzle Mansion serves as the home of the largest jigsaw puzzles collection of the world. Gina Lacuna, a jigsaw puzzle aficionado and Tagaytay locale, decided to convert the rest house of her family to a museum or gallery and bed and breakfast after the award from the Guinness Book of World Records in November 2012.
This mansion houses Lacuna’s ever-growing and extensive collection of solved puzzles. When they received the record, there were already 1,028 puzzles but the number has grown more now.
Just so you know, what you can find in the market are not your run of the mill ones. You can find puzzles with irregularly shaped and tiny pieces, 3D and 2D puzzles, puzzles made from wood, puzzles that take the shape of vases or balls when solved, as well as puzzles of renowned landmarks of the world.
There is also a framed piece of the world’s biggest commercial puzzle with a height of 17 feet and width of 6 feet recently solved by Lacuna, and composed of more than 32,000 pieces.
You might be inspired to shop for your own jigsaw puzzles when you visit the Puzzle Mansion. And there are plenty for you to choose from at the souvenir shop that you can take home with you and solve.
Experience Sky Ranch Rides
If you are travelling with the kids to Tagaytay, one great place you can visit is the Sky Ranch. The leisure park is filled with different activities such as horseback riding as well as a mini-amusement theme park.
The Sky Eye is the primary attraction here, which is currently the country’s tallest Ferris Wheel with the height of 63 meters and composed of 32 air-conditioned gondolas.
Both adults and kids can choose from the different rides and an exciting zip line that lets you zip down while basking in the scenic views. The entrance fee is between PHP 80.00 to PHP 100.
Pamper Yourself at Sonya’s Garden
A staple family favourite, Sonya’s Garden is a picturesque bed and breakfast, with a restaurant where you can indulge in healthy meals while surrounded by a lush garden setup.
There are many beaches and romantic set amidst tree branches and hanging vines perfect for photo ops. And tons of Instagram-worthy details like the flowers in bowls of water, rare plants, and mosaic tiles.
This romantic setting made the Sonya’s Garden as a famous destination wedding venue and a perfect spot for those who are in a honeymoon.
Consider Going on a Staycation
While the city of Tagaytay is near Metro Manila, it is far enough for weekend getaways. To make most of your trip, it is best to stay 1 or 2 nights so you’ll have more time to go around.
There are numerous options on where you can stay in Tagaytay. Regardless if you are searching for small inns, AirBnbs, guesthouses or high-end place, you can choose anything from the available choices.
The most famous tourist attractions you can find in Tagaytay include Paradizoo and Cliffhouse, People’s Park in the Sky, Picnic Grove, and Taal Lake.
For those who are searching for a place for family bonding, picnics, and picture-taking with Taal Volcano as the view, Picnic Grove is a great choice.
Go for a Food Trip
Going for a food trip is always a popular on people’s list of things to do in Tagaytay. There are numerous restaurants you can visit in Tagaytay and it includes Marcia Adams, Leslie’s, Josephine’s Restaurant, Bag of Beans, Antonio’s, and Sonya’s Garden.
But, there’s no trip to the city of Tagaytay would be complete without tasting a popular dish called Bulalo. Tawilis is also served in a lot of restaurants in Tagaytay as it’s a kind of fish found in Taal Lake only. Tagaytayd is also renowned for fresh pineapples and farm pineapples.
Purchase Some Pasalubong or Souvenirs
Before you head home, never forget to purchase items as your souvenirs or pasalubong. Some of the best souvenirs from Tagaytay are Native desserts, Tawilis products, Gourmet Tuyo, Coffee Beans, Raisin Bread, Banana Cake, Fruit Tarts and Buko Pie.
Visit Museums and Churches
There are some interesting museums and churches near and in Tagaytay. If you are an enthusiast, Museo Orlina boasts the artistry of worldwide acclaimed pioneer of glass sculpture in the Philippines, which is Ramon Orlina.
If you are the type of person who likes history, you can check out GBR Museum located in General Trias. Which is only about thirty minutes away from the city of Tagaytay. This well-curated museum contains some photographic exhibits, which offer a glimpse back at nineteenth and twentieth century.
The collection spreads over 5 galleries, memorabilia, antique books, and shows a photo of the glorious past of the country.
Relax at a Country Club
If you are staying in the Microtel. The Eagle Ridge Golf and Country has some leisure facilities and sports, including the resort-style swimming pool, bridge walkways, complete with water slide and sand simulating a beach.
Since more accessible pools and nearby beaches in the metro will be crowded this summer, it offers an exclusive and good spot away from many people.
Where to Stay on Tagaytay
Tagaytay has a fair selection of guest houses, hostels and hotels. But apartments offer better value for money and there is a great selection of apartments that are at a high standard.
Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Tagaytay if you are planning to visit Tagaytay. Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Rating 9.4, Prices start from $36 for an apartment with Balcony
Located in Tagaytay, just 5 km from Picnic Grove, An Oasis in Tagaytay features accommodation with free WiFi. The property is 7 km from People’s Park in the Sky.
The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a toaster, and a bathroom with a bath. Private parking is available at the apartment.
An Oasis in Tagaytay offers an outdoor pool.
Rating 9.1, Prices start from $54 for a studio with Balcony
Featuring a balcony that opens up to lake views, Relaxing Wind is an apartment located along Aguinaldo Highway in Tagaytay, 7 km from Picnic Grove. Free WiFi is provided.
There is a seating area with as sofa and a 40-inch flat-screen TV in the air-conditioned apartment. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, microwave and electric kettle. Private bathroom is fitted with a hot shower, bidet and hairdryer. Free toiletries are provided.
Taal Lake is 9 km from Relaxing Wind, while People’s Park in the Sky is 10 km from the property.
Guests have access to the clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, and game room.
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $45 for Apartment
Situated in Tagaytay, 5 km from Picnic Grove. Blissful Hill Tagaytay Condotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. Guests are welcome to go for a swim in the outdoor pool.
This 1-bedroom apartment comes with a kitchen, a seating area, and a cable flat-screen TV. Private parking is available at the apartment.
Tagaytay is definitely a must visit place in the Philippines. With so many different things to do in Tagaytay, that you can do with your friends or family. You can be assured that you will have a great time.
Once you visit Tagaytay, you will have plenty of options to visit, explore, discover and with many more things to do in Tagaytay. All you have to do is to choose the activities you prefer and start enjoying what Tagaytay has to offer.
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