Lipa has a variety of places and sites to offer. From dusk till dawn, it can never fail to excite anyone.
For those who want to start their day with prayers and solitude, this city has two holy places to visit - Carmelite Convent of Lipa and Lipa Cathedral. The former is a convent of the contemplative order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It is the site of a mysterious "Shower of Petals" to a visionary nun after World War II. The latter, on the other hand, has been built in the Romanesque tradition with circular dome, massive walls and balconies. This beautiful church’s architecture has used columns and arches in an ascending and descending order, creating the effect of shadow and-light play. The domes of the church and bell tower have intricate mouldings and arched stained-glass windows. The nave or body of the church is barrel- vaulted and illuminated by modern chandeliers. It also features a winding stairway to the choir loft. It was originally built to honour St. Sebastian.
Afterwhich, nature trip would be a thought to consider. To start with, Lipa has Bulalacao Falls. The area has about three small falls enclosed in a canyon, the highest of which is about 10 feet high with water coming out of the mouth of a small cave. It can be found near Bulaklakan, Lipa City.
It also has a famous garden known Anihan Botanical Garden. Located in Barangay Bulacnin, one can visit this place to enjoy the cool air of the Batangas countryside and its greenery. The late Belen Ocampo filled two hectares of her 9-hectare property with indigenous as well as imported exotic plants, creating the quintessential showcase and living classroom for plant specialists and laymen alike. Each area carries a specific theme, from herbs, to perfumed plants, cacti, roses, bamboo, poisonous trees creepers, bonsais, orchids, mussuandas, ti plants, and others.
Lipa is also a home to the famous Casa de Segunda Katigbak. It is the ancestral home of a prominent Batangas family. A typical "Bahay na Bato", it has a touch of a Spanish Colonial architecture. It is named after Segunda Katigbak, reputed to be the first love of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippines' national hero. Casa Segunda was declared by the National Historical Commission as a heritage house for having harboured generations of artists, poets and persons of learning and distinction. It is located at the heart of the city at 198 Calle Rizal, Lipa City.
After almost a wholeday trip, one can use a visit to a spa for soothing relaxation, a world-class spa at that. Lipa has the world renowned The Farm: HOLISTIC MEDICINE. ALTERNATIVE HEALING. LIVING FOODS. The Farm at San Benito Hippocrates Health Resort of Asia,. is one of the few truly medical spas or alternative medical health resorts in the world. It aims to reinstall harmony, balance and improved lifestyle through rejuvenation and relaxation into a person’s life.
For shopping enthusiasts, whether for leisure, strolling or simply souvenirs one can always crash to Robinson's lipa, Fiesta Mall, Big ben and the public market. For those who are with the badminton craze instead of shopping, Lipa Badminton Courts and Netplay are courts to check out.
Of course, every city is not a city without a city night life! Lipa has a number of pubs and clubs for everyone to visit. Nocturns can bar hop all they want and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Lipenos.