Angeles is a vibrant city in Pampanga in Northern Luzon that is known for its luscious cuisine and vibrant nightlife. It was once a famed American Base. Today it is a destination that is rich in history, culture and now a playground for modern-day fun and extreme sports.
It is an hour and a half away drive from Manila– 84 kilometers. If you’re thinking of going to this place soon, check out our list of the top ten places to visit in Angeles City Pampanga.
1. Nayong Pilipino – This is the Philippines in one stop. It is a six-hectare outdoor cultural and historical park that features some of the more significant spots in this country of 7,107 islands. It features a wide-array of important memorabilia, artifacts and replicas that will surely give travelers a sneak peak of the rich history and heritage of this country. There is a show that highlights cultural performances and folk dances every Wednesday through Sunday at 11am. The new Nayong Pilipino is located at Clark Airfield Pampanga near Expo Pilipino.
2. Deca Wake Park Clark – It is the place to go for adrenaline junkies. It is an action-packed leisure park that is sure to satisfy any wake boarder’s itch to ride. It is open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Conveniently located in Margot- a stone throw away from Clark Freeport Zone.
3. Fontana Leisure Park – It is an ideal spot for a family weekend getaway. The main attraction of the resort is the state-of-the-art waterpark. Among the features include the wave pool, giant slides, Olympic size pool, hot spring and lagoon pool, kiddy pool, lazy river and a lot more. Aside from the waterpark, it has a hotel, casino, golf course and shops. It sure has something for every member of the family.
4. Go-Kart in Angeles Hot Rod Association – It is located in Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Freeport Zone. For some pedal-to-the-metal action, this is the place to go. This Go-Kart park is open everyday.
5. Bale Matua – Also know as Founders’ Residence. As the name suggest, this structure was built by the city’s founder Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda for his wife Dona Rosalia de Jesus and her unica hija Dona Juana de Miranda de Henson. It is the oldest building in the city dated 1824. Now, it is but a reminder of a glorious colonial past of the city.
6. Paradise Ranch – It is strategically located on a hill overlooking the entire Clark zone, the Sacobia River, Mt. Arayat, and Mt. Pinatubo and nearby towns. This nature and conservation park was built with the aim to educate the general public, especially children, on the environment and wildlife. It has a swimming pool, gardens, butterfly sanctuary, aviary, zip line, campsite and Dino theme park. It is located in Sitio Monicayo.
7. Apu Friday Market – It is a flea market on Medina Street that’s open every Friday from noon to midnight. This is a bargain haven for everything from clothes to shoes to household things.
8. Camalig Restaurant – It is the home of Armando’s Pizza. A 150-year old structure first built by Don Ciriaco de Miranda which, later on, was restored by then Capitan Juan Nepomuceno. Now, It is turned into restaurant that dishes out the tastiest pizzas served on a native bilao. It has a gallery of ancient photographs of the olden times of Angeles.
9. Fort Stotsenberg – This is for history buffs. It is where the first American exploratory forces established camp led by Colonel John M. Stotsenberg. It also served as home to the First Philippine Artillery Regiment.
10. Duty Free – A visit to Angeles will not be complete without shopping from one of the many duty-free stores along C.M. Recto Highway. They sell imported stuff at a lower price.
Have you been to Angeles City Pampanga? Feel free to share your tips and recommendations.