The New Year is ready to bring new adventures! While many think of vacations that will take them to historical landmarks or tourist attractions, you and your family can plan a unique vacation inspired by your favorite fruit flavor.
Whatever your favorite fruit flavor, there’s a destination and a Tang flavor for you! After all, Tang is a drink that helps refresh you and your kiddies’ spirit, so why not let it help you decide where to go? Think of what Tang fruit flavor you enjoy, then check out our picks of the top destinations for a fruity adventure!
1. Harvest your own grapes in LA UNION
La Union is not just about surfing and the waves; it’s also where grapes are locally grown in the Philippines. Try visiting grape farms like Lomboy Farms and Gapuz Grapes Farm, which allow you to experience harvesting your own grapes. Some farms also offer a grape farm tour that comes with meals. Plan this trip for the summer.
2. Go gaga over mangga in GUIMARAS
Guimaras, one of the smallest provinces in the country, is well-known for growing the sweetest mangoes—so sweet, it was declared as the sweetest fruit in the world by the 1995 Guinness Book of World Records! Try visiting this province in April, when they hold a Manggahan Festival that allows you to sample these sweet mangoes and learn more about the province’s history and culture.
3. Savor sweet oranges from SAGADA
Oranges grow in cold climates, so it’s not surprising to learn that they grow locally in Sagada, Mountain Province. Places like The Rock Farm (http://www.rockfarmsagada.com/) are open for visitors to pick their oranges themselves, and the best time to visit is between November to February. To make sure you pick the sweetest oranges, choose the ones that feel heavy in your hand since they’re more likely to have more juices. Some say you can also check the orange’s navel (where the stem used to be) because the larger the navel, the sweeter the orange.
4. Visit a pineapple plantation in BUKIDNON
Considered the Pineapple Capital of the Philippines, no visit to Bukidnon is complete without stopping by a pineapple plantation. These plantations span thousands of hectares and grow pineapples for export to countries all over the world. Some travel agencies offer tour packages to these plantations and may include visits to other nearby orchards, canneries, or packing stations.
5. Pick strawberries in BAGUIO
When you head to Baguio for the cool weather and horseback riding, be sure to include strawberry picking in your itinerary. Just 30 minutes away from Baguio is La Trinidad, Benguet, where the Strawberry Farm opens its doors to tourists who want to pick the freshest strawberries. The best time to visit is November to May, but if you head there in February, then you get to catch the famed Panagbenga Festival in Baguio, too!
6. Have an amazing out-of-the-country experience apple picking in BEIJING, CHINA
If there’s any place outside of the Philippines that you should add to your search for fruity goodness, it’s Beijing, China. Because of the cold climate, Beijing is known for growing a wide variety of fruits—including apples, which cannot be grown locally in the Philippines. Apple picking tours are offered from September to October and can even include a tour of the Great Wall of China!
Consider also going to the Changpi District, which holds an Apple Festival every October to November and lets you pick your own apples and enjoy yummy apple treats and pastries.
With these fruity adventures, you’re sure to have a colorful year ahead. While you save up and plan for your trips, you and your family can enjoy the delicious fruit taste of Tang—without the long road trips and airfare!
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