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Things to do in Tagaytay

Tagaytay is perhaps the favorite destination of Metro Manila residents for weekend getaways. It boasts the perfect combination of incredible views, relaxing spots, delicious food offerings, and of course, the cool climate. Many things have already been changed in Tagaytay ever since its beginnings as a popular place for tourists, with more and more buildings and modern establishment being put up left and right. Traffic also makes it presence felt, especially on weekends. But in the end, everything still works out fine as Tagaytay’s cool temperatures and scenic surroundings will always make the road trip from Metro Manila worth it.

Still full of things to do

What’s nice about going to Tagaytay is there will be plenty of things to do while there. Even if you’re the type who prefers a tropical vacation with a lot of beach bumming, the city’s charms and attractions will be more than enough to change your mind.

Much has been said about viewing Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the city, which happens to be one of its biggest draws. There will be so many spots for you to have a glimpse of this scenery while taking in the serenity of the surroundings. The main road has numerous parks, restaurants, hotels, and cafes where you can sit and enjoy the view. Of course, you can head to the go-to places like People’s Park and Picnic Grove for better viewpoints and to avail of additional activities like horseback riding, ziplining, camping, and hiking.

The activities in Tagaytay do not just revolve around its prime location. Over the years, the rustic appeal of the city has made it suitable to be the setting of some remarkable establishments such as museums. In 2013, sculptor Ramon Orlina opened the Museo Orlina, where his incredible works of art are on display. Many of his creations are made from glass that all look glorious with their intricate designs. Also on display are several statues of famous personalities that are made from bronze.

Another museum is the Puzzle Mansion, which features the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world. It has more than 1,000 sets that were all completed by the owner, Georgina Gil-Lacuna. She loves puzzles so much that she would hang them around her house after completing them. Eventually, she ran out of room for all of them, so she decided to put them all on display in a museum. It has been gaining attention ever since, but the biggest of them all will have to be from the Guinness World Records, which awarded Ms. Gil-Lacuna for having the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world.

Never go hungry in Tagaytay

Many people go to Tagaytay just to eat, and why not? Its cool weather only makes the food more appetizing, especially when served hot. There are many dining establishments in Tagaytay that serve bulalo, the most popular dish in the city. Almost every restaurant has their own version, but the best and most affordable choices can be found in Mahogany Beef Market.

For a hot cup of coffee, forget the conventional coffee shops that you can find in Tagaytay and go for Bag of Beans instead. There are numerous branches all over the city so finding one won’t be difficult. Their house blend coffee is still the recommended drink to order, which is best paired with their apple pie ala mode.

When going to Tagaytay

Because of its popularity, you can expect to see a lot of people when you go to Tagaytay. If you want to avoid the crowd, it is best to plan for a weekday trip. Aside from having less traffic, there are also no long lines in the popular tourist spots.