Makeup enthusiast and blogger Arrienne Laureen recently took a Tagaytay day tour with family; her itinerary took her to some of the more popular tourist spots in Metro Tagaytay, which includes Picnic Grove, Puzzle Mansion, and Skyranch.
I’ve visited Tagaytay two or three times already and I still cannot help but fall in love with the city over and over again.
Just recently, my family and I went out on an out of town bonding with my sister just before she goes back to Dubai. We went to the nearest tourist spot that I’ve been a big fan of– Tagaytay– since we didn’t want to spend more time in the road and less time for the adventure. I’ve visited Tagaytay, 2-3 times already and I still cannot help but fall in love with the city over and over again. Tagaytay has (an) amazing ambiance that is really unique and the view is just so breath-taking.
We visited three tourists spots while we were there. First stop was The Picnic Grove. This is the most popular spot in Tagaytay and I must say one of the places you should visit if you have any plans of visiting Tagaytay for the first time. The Picnic Grove is a perfect place for family bonding, picnics, of course and nature tripping. The Picnic Grove is such a big place to explore with the breath-taking Taal Volcano backdrop to enjoy.
A little reminder though, The Picnic Grove is not friendly for elders for exploring the entire place will require a lot of foot work, trekking and climbing stairs, so if you’ll bring your lolo’s and lola’s with you make sure you’ll have designated a place where you can let them rest while enjoying the view.
The Picnic Grove entrance is for 50php per head and parking fees ranges from 50-100php depending on the type of car you’ll be bringing. You can also enjoy different attractions in The Picnic Grove with your friends or family. They have Zipline and Cable Cars. Prices ranges from 200-400 php depending on the season and the day. They also have Horse back Riding for 350php good for 1 hour.
Then we visited the Puzzle Mansion. It houses the largest collection of puzzles all over the world. (It’s) part of Guinness Book of Records. You can see all sorts of puzzles from regular ones to jigsaw wooden puzzles to 3D puzzles.
The entrance is 100php per head. Quite stiff I must say, and if you are really not into these kinds of things, then I suggest don’t go for it. The place is also really hard to find plus the street leading to it is narrow and steep.
Though it was quite not recommendable, I was happy to see Eiffel Tower puzzle pieces and a wishing well cause you don’t see wishing wells anywhere.
Last stop was Sky Ranch. It houses the tallest Ferris Wheel in the country which is the Sky Eye. Sky Ranch is super beautiful. The place is picturesque. I just can’t get enough pictures from this place.
We spent the entire last few hours of our day trip in Sky Ranch and I must say this was one of the best family bonding (moments) we had. The place was beautiful, temperature is tolerable although I must say that towards the afternoon it was getting colder and colder, and my sister was with us!
You can check out the article in full, as well as other photos of Picnic Grove, Puzzle Mansion, and Skyranch on Arrienne’s blog post on her Tagaytay Day Tour here. Photos by Arrienne Laureen herself.