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
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.
Website: Trekking Mt. Pinatubo
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!
Address: Clark, Pampanga, Philippines
Facebook: Paradise Ranch
3. Stotsenberg Park: A refuge
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.
Address: CSEZ, Clarkfield, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Website: Stotsenberg Park
4. Clean fun at Yats Clearwater Resort
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
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
6. Trace your roots at Museo Kapampangan
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.
Address: Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles City
Website: Museo Kapampangan
7. Go go-karting in Clark, Angeles
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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