37 Epic Things to Do and See in Pampanga

37 Epic Things to Do and See in Pampanga

things to do in pampanga

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Are you looking for a great destination for your next escapade? This is the perfect time to explore the Culinary Capital of the Philippines — Pampanga! Famed for its delectable Kapampangan cuisine, Pampanga is one of the go-to places for a quick getaway with family or friends. Apart from its outstanding food scene, there are tons of other exciting things to do and see in the province.

Approximately an hour from Manila via North Luzon Expressway, you can easily get to Pampanga’s capital, City of San Fernando. Little do people know that it’s a hub for great adventures, too! Definitely a must-visit province if you want to loosen up and try out something new.

So, here’s a list of the things to do and see in Pampanga in case you’re planning to spend your weekend or holiday in the province:

things to do in pampangaphoto by: Pradera Verde

Leisure and Sports

  1. Get high on adrenaline with the thrilling outdoor activities of SandBox in Porac
  2. Experience ultralight flying at Angeles City Flying Club
  3. Be amazed with Dinosaurs Island’s life-size animatronic dinosaurs
  4. Ride the waves at Pradera Wake Park in Lubao
  5. Or come by Deca Wake Park if you prefer wakeboarding in Clark
  6. Let loose with the exciting rides of Sky Ranch Pampanga
  7. Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family at Zoocobia Fun Zoo
  8. Unleash the cowboy in you at El Kabayo
  9. Take a break for an R&R at Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino
  10. Have a picnic at the Air Force City Park, where actual aircrafts are on display
  11. Shop ‘til you drop at Pampanga’s malls and supermarkets, such as SM City Pampanga, SM City Clark, SM City Downtown, Robinsons Starmills, Marquee Mall, Vista Mall, Nepo Mall, S&R Membership Shopping, Walter Mart, and Jumbo Jenra 
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what to do in pampanga

Nature Trip:

  1. Bask in Puning Hot Spring, where the thermal waters originate from Mt. Pinatubo
  2. Go bird watching in Candaba Swamp
  3. Hike up the extinct stratovolcano of Mt. Arayat by taking the Magalang-Arayat traverse
  4. Dive in the enchanting Miyamit Falls
  5. Unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature at Prado Farms
  6. Stay overnight or spend an entire day in Paradise Ranch

things to do in pampangaphoto by: Aling Lucing Sisig

Food Trip:

  1. Never miss out Aling Lucing Sisig in Angeles City, the home of the first-ever sisig
  2. Taste L.A. Bakeshop’s freshly baked cheese bread
  3. Cool off at the original Razon’s Halo-Halo & Palabok in Guagua
  4. Swing by at any Pampanga’s Best stores and buy world-class products, especially tocino
  5. Grab a lunch or dinner at Historic Camalig Restaurant and savor its best-selling dishes, particularly the Armando’s Pizza
  6. Don’t forget to buy pasalubong at Susie’s Cuisine 

things to do in pampangaphoto by: Nayong Pilipino

Culture and Heritage:

  1. Check out Nayong Pilipino for some historical adventure
  2. Travel through time at Angeles City’s Pamintuan Mansion
  3. Visit San Guillermo Parish Church, the partially sunken church in Bacolor
  4. See the finest furniture at Betis Crafts Inc.
  5. Walk through Museo Ning Angeles to know more about the history of the city
  6. Tour around Holy Angel University’s Center for Kapampangan Studies
  7. Explore the momentous Kamikaze East Airfield Peace Memorial in Mabalacat
  8. Drop by the baroque Betis Church, also known as St. James the Apostle Church, and be amazed with its opulent beauty
  9. Discover the history of Clark by visiting Clark Museum and 4D Theater
  10. Have a glimpse of San Agustin Church or Lubao Church, the oldest and largest Augustinian church in Central and Northern Luzon
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things to do in pampangaphoto by: Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan

Festivals:

  1. Join the Hot Air Balloon Festival, the biggest and most popular aviation gathering in the country
  2. Witness the huge and intricately designed lanterns every December during the Giant Lantern Festival in San Fernando
  3. Troop to Angeles City’s Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan Festival, which is held every October
  4. Celebrate Sinukwan Festival with the Kapampangans through a colorful street dancing parade

Head to Pampanga today and tick off these interesting items mentioned above. An unforgettable journey is waiting for you!

Do you know other things to do and see in the province of Pampanga? Share them with us!

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