Since March 2020, us Filipinos have been forced to stay at home and be on lockdown to control the spread of COVID in the country. But as we all know, that did not work. Wait, this is not a health report. What I was trying to say is, we have been stuck inside our homes for 9 months and our travel plans were badly put on hold. Recently, however, the restrictions eased and we can now go to some local destinations. I, along with my cousins, for example, headed to Tagaytay from our houses here in Laguna. Let me share with you our story:
So, one weekend my cousins who were bored as hell inside their housed included me in a new family GC. Initially our plan was to enjoy the rides at Enchanted Kingdom since they also recently reopened. Our plan was close to pushing through until we realized how weird it would have been to sit in the rides one seat apart. Although, honestly, I would love to experience that!
With that plan scrapped, we looked for alternatives: beach in Nasugbu (since we have aunts living here) or roadtrip further downsouth to Laguna (Pagsanjan and the likes). Instead, we decided to the most common destination nearby: Tagaytay. And no, I was not complaining. Any form of travel for experience and The ‘Gram is fine by me.
Places to Visit in Tagaytay City
- People’s Park
And so, we it finally happened. With no itinerary ahead, we first met in Solenad at Sta.Rosa- Tagaytay rd., for some coffee and minor planning ahead. Since my sister and I are the most travelled in the bunch, we decided to go first to Palace in the Sky or People’s Park. For a Saturday morning drive, the traffic was still tolerable. From Sta.Rosa, we arrived in People’s Park in less than an hour.
Much like before, there is an entrance fee of P30. There already is quite a crowd but social distancing was still practiced. And for extra measure, visitors were required to wear their masks and face shields. Keeping it on after the guards is another thing, though.
- Skyranch Tagaytay
Adventure-seekers sure missed theme parks. Lucky for us, Skyranch Tagaytay is now back in operation. Few rides, however, are operational such as the ferris wheel. Visiting here is a nice touch to your Tagaytay itinerary for a fresh view of the place.
- Mer-Ben Tapsilogan sa Tagaytay
Now that you had your adventure, I bet you will need to replenish your energy. And what else to eat when visiting Tagaytay than Bulalo. Especially in this cold weather, a bowl of meaty bulalo would be the best. We drove here because the location was big enough to accommodate our group and it did not disappoint. The serving was huge and the service was nice. It was worth the price!
- Galli Spanish Restaurant
If you are feeling adventurous and wants to try something new aside from the usual bulalo and tawilis, how about having Spanish cuisine for your meal next time you go up to Tagaytay? Recently, I tried Galli Spanish Restaurant and I fell in love with the dishes. The place is not your usual restaurant though because it boasts intimacy, requiring a reservation. For some elevated dining experience, this place is to go to!
- Bahay Pastulan Store
Now that you had your sights, adventure, and taste tummy filled with Tagaytay goodness, it’s time to head home. But first, don’t forget to stop for pasalubong. Whenever we think of Tagaytay, the pasalubong that goes on top of our heads are: pineapple, senorita banana, and other fresh fruits. But did you know that you can also get some tasty ube jam? Yes! At the Bahay Pastulan Store, you can get ube jam, tablea, and other sweets!
So, been to Tagaytay lately? How about a quick drive this weekend? Let this article help you plan your trip!