Tagaytay City a day trip not to forget

Tagaytay City sits right up there with Baguio as one of the more popular summer getaway cities in the Philippines.

Being nice and close to Manila ensures it’s popularity on weekends and public holidays too, a great place to unwind and de-stress.

Tagaytay City has a much lower humidity than the lower lying cities, this is mainly due to it’s elevation and cooler climate.

Where is Tagaytay City

This popular resort city in the mountains is only about 56 kms south of Manila, which roughly translates to about and hour and half to two hour drive time, it really depends on when you leave Manila and what sort of traffic you get stuck in! Tagaytay is in Cavite Province.

The city sits on top of a ridge with spectacular views, to the north you can see Manila Bay, to the east you have Laguna de Bay, the south you have Taal Lake and Taal Volcano and to the west is the South China Sea.

What can I do in Tagaytay City?

One of the most popular things to do here is to travel to Picnic Grove, which has stunning views over Taal Lake.

There are also plenty of quaint coffee shops and lounges for snacks, all with views, lets face it that’s why you are here, no view no custom!

For the ultimate view make sure you visit People’s Park in the Sky, although it is a bit run down, the view certainly isn’t! It was built in the 70’s by Marcos as a vacation house, or so one story goes, another story suggests it was built for the Pope for his visit, however the Pope declined to stay in the People’s Park in the Sky, either way the views are dynamite.

Tagaytay Highlands is a recreational and residential complex. It has a world class golf course, premier dining facilities, swimming pool, kids playgrounds, skating rink, I think you best bring your credit card to this one….

What is Best a Day trip or an Overnight Stay?

Best answer I can give here is if you cannot stay overnight, at least visit Tagaytay City for a day.

Tagaytay City is close enough to Manila to do day trips, specially well organized ones, have a look here at a tour to Taal Lake & Volcano, it is a great day tour.

Honeymooners and tourists love this place, there are many cozy places to stay that can fit any budget of any romantic. Overnight stays will certainly put you in the good books, Tagaytay City really has it all, disappointed you will not be!

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