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12 Best Things To Do In Angeles City, The Philippines - Updated 2020

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Maria Lona
Updated
Kaycie Gayle Yambao
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Kaycie Gayle Yambao

Angeles City is the entertainment capital of the country and also known to be the origin of one of the most famous appetizers in the culinary world with its Sisig dish. Like an appetizer, Angeles City is a starter. If you are in for exploring the usual escape to a dip in the seas, then start it out with the inland experience which is one and a half hours from the coast. Angeles will entertain you with a feast for the eyes and the mouth and you’ll never think of how to start things the same way again.

1. A trek up Mount Pinatubo

Posted by Mt. Pinatubo Adventure Phils. on Thursday, 30 March 2017

Located at the tripoint boundary of the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac, Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcanic caldera in the Zambales Mountains. After the Ultra-Plinian eruption in June of 1991, which reached the second layer of the earth’s atmosphere(stratosphere) and Typhoon Yunya (Diding) complicating it during that time, changed this part of the Luzon terrain. This diverted rivers into different areas changing the river systems since then. As nature has redefined its physical attributes, it also has redefined its fate as it offers transients to the place an opportunity to take on a good trek on its paths. The beautiful landscape lures you to explore nature’s gifts on this part of Pampanga.

Mt. Pinatubo

Website: Trekking Mt. Pinatubo

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2. Plant your own tree at Paradise Ranch

This is a perfect place for a retreat, team-building, camping, field trips, or weddings. Paradise Ranch was created to reunite Amerasians with their long lost fathers or mothers and it is also meant to give opportunities to the Aetas who are skilled in agriculture (farming and raising crops) providing them a means for a living. Some of the Amerasians speak English well and so you see most of them in the area to guide you in your tour and other activities. As it advocates on preserving wildlife and protecting the environment, you get to enjoy the place for free. Support Paradise Ranch and plant a tree!

Paradise Ranch

Address: Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

Facebook: Paradise Ranch

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3. Stotsenberg Park: A refuge

Posted by Joseph Vladimir Dulnuan Butac on Saturday, 22 September 2012

Posted by Joseph Vladimir Dulnuan Butac on Saturday, 22 September 2012

Stotsenberg is home to the first Philippine Artillery Regiment. Fort Stotsenberg will greet you with the pillars that were used to fill material during their repairs to the base runway. To highlight the base’s long history, these gate posts were moved to the southern boundary to the parade ground to increase its visibility. Within the perimeters of the area, the Parade Ground West End or the 13th Air Force Area, is the original flagstaff constructed on September 16, 1906. You can also visit the Old Railway Station and the monkeypod trees, located at the Officer’s Row.

Stotsenberg Park

Address: CSEZ, Clarkfield, Mabalacat, Pampanga

Website: Stotsenberg Park

Travel tip by Philippines Local Expert - Kaycie Gayle
Posted on: Jan 07, 2020

If you are into strolling, the best time to visit this place is during the early morning or late afternoon. As for us, after hanging out at this park we normally drive around Clark since it has a lot of green spaces, then we dine at Matam-ih to enjoy local dishes. 

Clarkfield Pampanga
Clarkfield Pampanga

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4. Clean fun at Yats Clearwater Resort

Posted by Clearwater Country Club on Monday, 5 December 2016

Yats Clearwater Resort is a manmade tourist attraction. The manmade white beach and lake are great locations to explore, fitting for that photo shoot or that team building activity you want to have for your corporate development programs. You can also lay back and rest from the paper-filled desks and the huge work demands. Yats offers you fishing opportunities to spend with your children. Go for Yats!

Yats Clearwater Resort

Facebook: Yats Clearwater Resort

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5. Art classes in Museo Ning Angeles

Know more about the history of Angeles City (one of the three cities in Pampanga) by dropping by at Museo Ning Angeles...

Posted by PHILIPPINES NOW on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Museo Ning Angeles is a site where you get to know more about the city of Angeles. Built in 1922, this two-story old municipal hall building houses artefacts that are relevant to the city’s development, be it economic, social, historical, cultural, educational or environmental. In fact, the building itself is already a good artefact to start with. When it opened in 1999, the museum became a center for activities like exhibits, concerts, performances, traditional celebrations and even art classes. Such a good place to bring the kids!

Museo Ning Angeles

Address: Sto. Rosario St. 2009, Angeles City

Facebook: Museo Ning Angeles

Travel tip by Philippines Local Expert - Kaycie Gayle
Posted on: Jan 07, 2020

Plaza Angel is located in front of Museo Ning Angles. This is a perfect place where you can hang out to feel the quaint vibe of the city. At night you can enjoy alfresco dining as Cafe Museo serves some meals. When you visit here, try chocolate batirol and putong babi.

Museo ning Angeles and the adjacent stall Cafe Museo
Museo ning Angeles and the adjacent stall Cafe Museo

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6. Trace your roots at Museo Kapampangan

Posted by Jandi Galigao Bitanga on Saturday, 13 May 2017

Posted by Robert Apole Daluz on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

What history has brought over time is man’s decision to take one back into time so he can figure out its roots. Museo Kapampangan shows how the Clark Air Base has historically transformed over time from a defense facility to the economic zone that it is now. The museum showcases countless pictures, true-to-life replicas and murals, artifacts and others. A special section is dedicated to the Thomasites, the first American teachers in the Philippines. The place is rich with relics from heroes and celebrities from Pampanga. Get to know Clark a bit more.

Museo Kapampangan

Address: Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles City

Website: Museo Kapampangan

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7. Go go-karting in Clark, Angeles

Posted by Les Rose Jaffray on Thursday, 26 September 2013

If you want to take part in a challenging adventure in Angeles, try go-carting and compete with others for an amazing race! For a price of about 15 USD (750 PHP) and a go-kart that uses an actual race track, driving for 30 minutes is worth the fun. You will just have to make sure that your front face guard is pulled all the way down to ensure that you are completely protected from anything that could possibly hit your face as there are some cases where pebbles do shoot up. If you do decide to compete in a go-kart challenge, come prepared by wearing jeans and your favorite closed-toed shoes and race your heart to a win!

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8. Air Force City Park

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ramon FVelasquez used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Visit this open space park and see real old airplanes and helicopters displayed in the area. This place is good for picture taking and having picnics with your family or friends. Since it is located in Clark Green City, make sure that you clean as you go. This museum will also be loved by children as it has nearby playhouse aside from the exhibited helicopters. To enjoy exploring this area, come here in the late afternoon around 4 pm onwards as there is no shed here aside from trees.

Air Force City Park

Address: Andres Bonifacio Avenue, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga

Opening hours: 5am - 10pm (daily)

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9. Midnight Rodeo

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If you are looking for a quaint little place, then head to a back alley in Angeles City and look for Midnight Rodeo. This place will remind you of a country music joint. It is a spot to go for live music where talented local singers and bands play country, reggae, alternative classics, and pop music. This bar has a laid back ambiance with friendly people where the music isn’t overwhelmingly loud which makes it a good hangout place at night.

Midnight Rodeo

Address: Angeles, 2009 Pampanga

Opening hours: 8pm - 2am (daily)

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10. Zoocobia Fun Zoo

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This park has definitely something for everybody. May you be an adventure seeker or just want to chill out and relax, Zoocobia Fun Zoo has an interesting activity for you to try. Some fun things that you can do here at are animal petting and feeding, learn more about animal bone and skin, stroll on bird thrill trail, ride on a horse or a camel, watch animal shows, experience the giant fun slide, fly and glide on a zing ride, experience zooc ride, try the zip line, mountain biking, find your way in the garden maze, shop for souvenirs or have a feast at Cobi’s Lounge.

Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Address: Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

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11. Nayong Pilipino Clark

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Nayong Pilipino which means Philippine Village is a theme park in Angeles that showcases the best of Philippine heritage. It is a perfect place to learn the culture, heritage, natural wonders, and history of the country. It displays replicas of both natural and man-made wonders like the Rice Terraces in Banaue, Mt. Tabon in Palawan and other heritage structures. Native villages of Kalinga, Ifugao, and Aeta are also located inside. Moreover, you can watch cultural shows here, where musicians and dancers perform traditional Filipino social dances like Tinikling. Should you want to perform or join them, you can do so to experience the local traditional dance. Meanwhile, if you want to see cultural artifacts, then you may visit its museums.

Nayong Pilipino Clark

Address: Nayong Pilipino, Centennial Rd, Clark Field, Mabalacat, 2010 Pampanga

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

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12. Puning Hot Spring

Puning Hot Spring Clark
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Destress and pamper yourself at Puning Hot Spring, the only resort located at the foot of Mt. Pinatubo. This place will both provide you adventure and relaxation. On the way to the resort, you will ride a 4x4 jeep and once you arrived at Station 1, you would be welcomed by different hot springs, nipa huts, and lush greenery. Immerse yourself in different hot springs with temperatures ranging from 40 to 70 degrees. On Station 2, you can enjoy an outdoor sauna as you are buried in real volcanic ashes up to your necks while covered in a robe. The Aeta therapists will give you a quick and calming massage and apply a mud pack made of Pinatubo lahar as you are laying under the ashes. Meanwhile, on Station 3, you can enjoy dipping on cold and hot spring pools. Before going home you will be treated with a buffet of scrumptious Filipino cuisine and dine at ‘bahay kubos’.

Puning Hot Spring

Address: Sitio Target, Brgy., Sapang Bato, Angeles City

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Live life beyond what you see

Angeles Heritage District
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ryomaandres used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Leisure and pleasure may offer you about the same things, but going on an adventure to a new place can help you challenge your mind, body and spirit. Try a bit of a life upgrade by relishing the adventure in Angeles City!

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