2hours from manila, Tagaytay for me is the nearest tourist location I can default to entertain a family member or a guest.
Favorite itinerary is an early morning mass in Pink sisters. Holy angelic voices of the sisters can easily provoke goose bumps and the well maintained solemnity of the place is unparalleled despite the flock of tourists visiting on Sundays.
A quick 20 minutes drive down south is the calaruega church and retreat center, favorite as wedding venue in this side of the map. The Serene ambiance, rolling hills and the Italian/ mediterenean structures makes you easily forget you are in the Philippines.
One whole day is not enough to fill your soul but to distract yourself from a weeks work, definitely a Sunday spent here is a joy to behold!