Top 5 Things to Do in Tagaytay City

Twin Lakes Hotel

Tagaytay City, a quick escape from Manila. It is known for its cold weather ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius and can be at 28 degrees Celsius during summer. Tagaytay City is landlocked and closest to the cities of Cavite and Batangas. This city is also well-known for the overlooking Taal Vulcano found in the middle of Taal Lake. The most recent eruption of this volcano was recorded on September 22, 2021.

With refreshing air, cooler climate, and breathtaking views of the famous Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, not only is the city proud of its scenic landscape and beautiful nature, but Tagaytay is also one of the most noteworthy destinations in the Philippines for recreation as proven by my experience. Here are the top 5 things to do in Tagaytay City.

We took a day tour to see some of the best places to visit in Tagaytay City. Taking Skyway Stage 3 makes for a fast trip. It only took us about 45 minutes to an hour from Makati City.

1. Nuvali Park in Santa Rosa

Our first stop is Navuli Park by the Ayala Estate to have some coffee and visit the koi pond. After we got our coffee at Starbucks and we head to Tagaytay City proper.

Nuvali Park in Santa Rosa

While driving from Sta. Rosa Laguna, we made a quick stop at a pomelo fruit vendor selling pomelo for 3 pcs at Php 100.00. We got our money’s worth as he loaded us up with pomelo.

2. Tagaytay Fruits and Flowers Marker

Tempted by the delicious fruit and welcoming vibe of the area, we decided to stop and explore the Tagaytay Fruits & Flowers Market along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. We took full advantage of all the delicious fruit on display and bought a variety of fruits to taste. We treat ourselves first with the garden-fresh fruits and then wandered around the market looking at all the beautiful flowers on display supplied by the diligent vendors of Tagaytay city. Whether you prefer to take away roses, sunflowers, or asters, or perhaps sink your teeth into apples, melons, and bananas, it was impossible for us to run out of options to choose from.

3. Rowena’s Pasalubong and Restaurant

Of course, travelers are bound to get hungry during their visit. Fortunately, there is an establishment in Tagaytay that has been passionately serving people with intricate pasalubong treats and Filipino dishes for 20 years. From tarts, pies, cakes, and other beloved delicacies, our 3rd stop, Rowena’s Pasalubong and Restaurant, featured an array of food and refreshments. With an endless number of possibilities to enchant your appetite and taste buds, the store stays true to its tagline: bringing home happiness today.

4. Twin Lakes

If you truly want to experience the fine life in Tagaytay, we suggest heading to our 4th stop, Twin Lake. The contemporary hillside and astonishing view provides you with revitalizing air. There are so many restaurants and coffee shops. If you visit during the holiday season, like we did, you will surely feel the presence and spirit of Christmas. The area is decorated with a huge Christmas Tree, a big Candy Cane, and lots of little festive touches.

5. Solenad Ayala Mall

We ended our travel day at Ayala Solenad where we had our dinner. Like other Ayala malls we know, they have a huge open area where bazaars, shops, restaurants, and coffee shops can easily be round. The open air gives shoppers the chance to get fresh air.

With its proximity to Manila and cooler climates, a visit to Tagaytay makes for a refreshing escape from the city. Be sure to visit these top 5 things to do in Tagaytay City on your next visit.

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