Tagaytay City, is known as the grand viewing deck for the smallest volcano in the world, Taal Volcano. It is a volcano tithing a volcano within another lake. The place is characterized by relatively low temperature, low humidity and abundant rainfall. The whole place is endowed with an average temperature of 22.7 o C. Tagaytay is misty and is relatively coder during the months of December, January and February. It is a vacation spot with cool and invigorating air, with accommodation ranging from simply back-to-nature trekkers to tempered lifestyle on urbanities. Tagaytay is the "Sister City" of Goulbourn, Ontario, Canada; Maingham, Victoria, Australia; Amman, Jordan; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tainan City, Taiwan, Republic of China; Fukuoka, Japan; and Bankstown City, New Southwales, Australia.
The City is engaged in a more value-added agri-based industry such as processed fruits and meat, mushroomburgers and exports cutflowers. It's also a place of solititude to those who go up during the Holy Week. Retreat houses are located at the roadside depicting peacefulness. Tagaytay City is also famous for organically grown fruits such as the "señoritas" (small bananas), guyabano (soursop), langka (jackfruit), pineapple and vegetable, premium coffee, quality beef, mushrooms and a wide variety of exotic flowers. All the fruits mentioned are sold fresh from the trees and at a very affordable process, that's why tourists will never leave the City without bring home some.
In the formulation of a Comprehensive Master Plan, Tagaytay City is envisioned to become Nature City, Tourist City, Convention Center, People's Center; and Shopping Center for cheap vegetable and meat products.
The plan will provide a balance of growth of the city in terms of maximized tourist potential; poverty reduction, preservation of ecological balance and equitable distribution of wealth and opportunities.
Legend has it that word "Tagaytay" came from "TAGA" meaning "to cut" and "ITAY" which means "Father". A father and son were said to be on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were chasing turned and attacked them. As the bear charged towards the old man, the son cried, "TAGA, ITAY". The boy's separated shoul reverberated in the valley on the ridge.Heard by the residents, hunters and wood gatherers, the cries became the subject of the conversation for several days among the people in the countryside. In time, the place where the shouts came from became known as TAGAYTAY.
During the Philippine revolution of 1896, the ridges and forests of Tagaytay became the sanctuary for revolutionaries including of those from nearby provinces. The passage to and from towns via Tagaytay added the word "to traverse ridges". At the outbreak of the Second World War, the 11 th Airborne Division of Lieutenant General William Krueger's 8 th Army airdropped military supplies and personnel on the Tagaytay ridge prior to the Liberation of Manila from the Japanese on marker was installed in 1951 at he junction of the Silang Calubang-Nasugbu roads by the city officials in coordination with the Philippine Historical Institute. Tagaytay became a chartered city on June 21, 1938 when President Manuel L. Quezon signed Commonwealth Act. No. 338, a bill authored by Representative Justiniano S. Montano of Cavite.