Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides views of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake through various vantage points situated in the city. The drive to Tagaytay takes you past many wood working shops, fruit stands and a flower market just before you reach Tagaytay.
There is a mall in Tagaytay, as well as an amusement park, and a variety of hotels and restaurants.
Here is a website that shows you various ideas and places to go while in Tagaytay.
For food, I have three recommendations (though I'm sure there are many still yet to be discovered):
- Bag o’Beans (main branch)
It’s great for families and a more relaxed environment. There are 5 different options and each one is a different feel to it. Check out their main website for their other locations. I’m sure each location would be a nice place to visit.
Really beautiful views and good breakfast. Has a great bakery out front and also other good foods for other times of the day. Also good for families, but a bit pricier.
Great for couples and special occasions. It’s higher class and no open toe shoes are allowed, meaning no sandals/flip flops. It’s a 4 or 5 course meal.
Lake Taal is also a great place to visit and Taal lake has many different tour options for hiring a boat to take you to the volcano. One tour company recommended by many is Taal Yacht Club. If you want to hike, choose the NO horse option. If you want to ride the horse, than choose that option. The regular trail is the most common trail and worth a look. It’s a basic hike with good views. The secret trail is a bit more challenging of a hike as the second half is a little rocky and a bit steep down to the crater/lake edge. Though hiking that second half was more appealing to me than riding the horse down and back up it! The secret trail is less crowded, usually.