Tagaytay is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of its outstanding scenery and cooler climate. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides views of Taal Volcano Island, which is in the middle of the lake. It is also relatively close to the capital city of Manila at 59 kilometres (37 mi) away via Aguinaldo Highway.
Tagaytay is also most visited for some of its points of interest: the SM Sky Ranch Amusement Park, Ayala Malls Serin, Robinsons Summit Ridge, Picnic Grove Complex, People's Park in the Sky and the various restaurants like the famous Antiques Bar at Tagaytay Rotonda.
There are daily public buses that ply the route to Tagaytay from Manila. Several bus companies have terminals in Cubao, EDSA, Pasay, and at Baclaran, and beside Coastal Mall Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal. Jeepneys that ply from Cavite (Imus City, Dasmariñas City, Silang) to Nasugbu, Batangas also pass by Tagaytay via the Aguinaldo Highway.
Homes in Tagaytay are primarily house and lots, with boutique hotels and vacation homes for visitors who wish to stay in the city for a mini-vacation. However, several developers have built condominium complexes for people who work in Metro Manila but pine for the countryside life in Tagaytay.